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Hiking and climbing the Skye Cuillin Munros – 4-days

Four days of walking, scrambling and climbing in Scotland with the aim of summiting all 11 Skye Cuillin Munros with Ken, MIC certified guide.

Private and Group


4 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




The Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye is one of the highlights of Scotland and one of the classic mountaineering challenges in the UK. Interested? Join me on a 4-day hike to bag all 11 Cuillin Munros.

A "munro" is a Scottish mountain that measures over 914.4 m (3,000 ft). The name comes from Sir Hugh Munro, who was the first to group the hills together. Of the 283 Scottish munros, the Cuillin Munros are the most difficult to attain, requiring concentration every step of the way. But I'll help you find the best route so you can safely trek all 11 munros on the 11 km Black Cuillin ridge.

This multi-sport trip includes walking, scrambling, and climbing over Scotland's beautiful rough black mountains. You must be a fit and experienced hill walker to go on this trip. However, no previous climbing experience is necessary, and I'll provide you with climbing instruction and gear. Furthermore, with a guide ratio of only 1:4, you'll be able to summit all the peaks in confidence.

We'll start at the south end of the ridge, enjoying beautiful sea views from the beginning. We'll hit the "inaccessible pinnacle" on day 2, which is the highlight of the trip for many. Then on the third day we'll take it a little slower before finishing up the north section on day 4.

Please get in touch with me if you need more info and/or if you want to join me for an awesome 4-day adventure! I'll be waiting for your message.

Also, if dates listed below don't work for you, just let me know. I can organize other dates for this great trip.

Finally, for more of a challenge see the 2-day Cuillin Munros trek. We trek the same route in just 2 days!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor and Sgurr Alasdair

We’ll begin at the southern end of the Cuillin Ridge and head into Coire Ghrunnda. Our first peak, Sgurr nan Eag, is one of the easier ones, and introduces us to scrambling on gabbro rock. Then we’ll move on to Sgurr Dubh Mor and Sgurr Alasdair. We’ll finish the day with a walk out via Coire Laggan.

Day 2: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, the ‘In-Pinn’ and Sgurr na Banachdich

We’ll walk into Coire Lagan and up the An Stac screes onto the ridge at the col between the Sgurr Dearg and Sgurr Mhic Choinnich. We’ll tackle Sgurr Mhic Choinnich and then see the highlight of many people’s trip, the “Innaccessible Pinnacle.” This apty named geological feature is a vertical blade of rock resting on Sgurr Dearg. Next we’ll do some slightly easier scrambling to take us over to Sgurr na Banachdich before the day finishes with a pleasant walk out through Coire a’Ghreadaidh and a view of some beautiful waterfalls.

Day 3: Sgurr a’Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a’Mhadaidh

This is an easier day so we can give our tired legs a rest. It begins with a walk up Coire a’Ghreadaidh heading for An Dorus. From the bealach between Sgurr a’Mhadaidh and Sgurr a’Ghreadaidh we scramble up to the Munro summits and return back through Coire a’Ghreadaidh.

Day 4: Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe

On the last day, we conquer the northern section of the ridges from Sligachan where we head up into Coire a’Bhasteir before climbing up a chimney to gain Sgurr nan Gillean’s summit via its West Ridge. Then we go back to the col to head up Am Basteir, managing its infamous ‘bad step’ on the way. We finish the day with a walk over to Bruach na Frithe, the only summit on the Black Cuillin with a trig point.



More info

Experience of roped climbing is not essential, however the course is aimed at fit hill walkers and you’ll need a good level of fitness. You’ll also need a head for heights, enthusiasm to visit steep and exposed mountain areas and ideally have done some scrambles before.

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About the guide

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West Coast Mountain Guides



Mountain Leader

We are based in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain and arguably the most iconic and sought-after winter climbing venue in Britain.

All our instructors and guides have extensive, relevant experience which is eagerly passed on to everyone taking part in instructional mountaineering courses, private guiding and worldwide expeditions. This background, together with a genuine passion for adventure, can only inspire and motivate our customers to achieve their own goals.



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What people are saying about West Coast Mountain Guides


On short notice, while traveling through Scotland, we booked a Private Guide to Ben Nevis through Explore-Share.com.   We much enjoyed the climb to the summit with our Guide Stuart Mapp; Stuart was the consummate professional and his concern for both our safety and this experience cannot be understated.  His direct knowledge of Ben Nevis’s Route, History, Flora and Stories made this trip the highlight of our 17 days in Scotland and Ireland for us.  Our success to the summit, and back down, was directly supported by Stuart and made it very much more enjoyable .  Thank you again!


Will definitely use West Coast Mountain Guides again. Organising and booking was made easy with Kens help and guidance, offering us a few dates and responding quickly to emails. We had a great four days with two very accommodating and highly competent guides, Niels and Mike who made sure we got the most out of our trip for our skill level. Highly recommend.



It was a great experience. It fulfilled all my expectations to have a first approach to winter mountaineering. My guide was great teaching me all the basic stuff related to crampons, ice axe and winter hiking, plus he was a great coach supporting me to make it to the summit.



I made a booking request for a one-on-one guided trip less than a week before the date and was lucky enough to get a guide (Phil) without problem, who did a splendid job and made this a very enjoyable, instructive and safe first scramble for me. Communication was great before the event, too. I‘d recommend this company without hesitation and hope to hike with them again in the future.



Ken was a wonderful guide! He was thorough in assessing our experience and picked the right hike for us. He was full of knowledge and easy to talk to as well. We'd definitely recommend him and hope to hike with him again ourselves.

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