The Isle of Skye with its Cuillin Ridge is a classic mountaineering challenge in the UK. Experience the Cuillin Ridge with our experienced mountain guides. The Black Cuillin of Skye offer a unique experience of scrambling and climbing, with the Cuillin Ridge Traverse being one of the most prized and sought-after. Skye’s Cuillin Ridge is the Holy Grail of British scrambling. Mike Lates, who has been a mountain guide on Skye since and completed.

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Then cruise over the Dubhs, find the wee sneaky route that takes a downward traverse around the East side of the Garbh — choire and then up to Sgurr nan Eag the last munro and along to Gars-bheinn the true finish cyillin the ridge.

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Publications News posts Accommodation Route Database. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions. Wet rocks and high winds make the route unjustifiable if not impossible. The climbing on guiide Traverse takes approximately hours to complete in ideal rixge conditions. As long as it is dry, not too windy with fairly good visibility then you have an excellent chance.

Park at the forestry car park grid at the north end of Glen Brittle and take the Allt Dearg Mor path to the Sligachan, at the col grid turn right into Fionn choire and follow the burn line to the top of the ridge this will hold water as high as m so an excellent place to restock on water and fill extra bags to save you dropping down ciullin. Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports. Success is considered as reaching the summit by whatever route is necessary given the constraints of weather, fitness and safety.

For larger groups bespoke arrangements can be made. This is both for their interest and also to give future guides an idea of their ability.


Do not even consider an attempt if it is raining, you will be slow and never make to the end in daylight! Price includes overnight pay for guide on bivouac, technical equipment and evening meal for Traverse.

For example when I do it north to south I break it down to three sections. Bivvying increases the chances of success for the majority of aspirants if done properly. As well as packing in plenty of scrambling practice, Mike recommends finding a trusted climbing partner of compatible ability and studying photographs, written descriptions and maps before making an attempt on the Ridge.

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Harsh decisions often have to be made if this criteria is ignored. A high pressure holding high cloud is perfect as it gives you clear weather but the cloud protects you from some of riidge sun.

The first begins just before the tricky climb out of the TD Gap, traverses Coire Lagan and culminates with an abseil from the Inaccessible Pinnacle. This article has been readtimes. Consider dropping everything you don’t need for day 1 at a bivy site. I have no personal preference but when I guide students attempting a full traverse I go north to south.

View 1 of 2. You can still use the poor weather days to scope out sections of the ridge and place equipment such as bivi gear and food. Stash water and bivvy gear. Of course, there is the British classic of the full Cuillin ridge traverse too, Britain’s longest mountaineering route and a guixe do for any mountaineer or climber. Having difficulty with my stairs fuillin 42 years on. We’ll supply helmet, harness and any other climbing gear, but you are welcome to bring your own. Christmas and New Year closure.

How to scramble: the Cuillin Ridge

Sligachan Campsitea bit rough and ready, but close to Sligachan Hotel. What you can also do highly recommended is sections of the main ridge itself, not only to get the practice, but also to get familiar and gain valuable route finding knowledge.


Articles Events Downloads Videos Homepage. I haven’t a clue where we are. This coire works well for a bivi because you have a very high burn so you don’t have to drop to far from the ridge, but also a fast descent out to the valley if the weather, mind or body breaks.

Crib Lem Spur However, some things to include in your programme would be endurance, endurance and have I mentioned endurance? Name Email Subscribe Unsubscribe here. I feel shrivelled like a prune. The BMC recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Shorter but still classic outings are normally suitable so the days are all used.

A Cuillin Ridge Traverse is a premium product and prices reflect this. Niall Grimes reviews the new SMC guide. Munro bagging is not an objective directly compatible with this course.

How to scramble: the Cuillin Ridge

This could include either rock routes if you’re wanting to hone your rope skills or these could include ridge lines up cuilli of the peaks to hone your scrambling skills. From the summit descend SW to the coastal path and follow this to the Glen Brittle campsite.

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See the equipment list on the right and the top tips and handy hints below. What I mean by this is two fold. The British Mountaineering Council BMC is the representative body guive exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, including ski-mountaineers.

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