Skye Munros in 4 days
Walking the Skye munros in 4 days is a great exhilarating achievement. With each of the 11 munros on the main Skye Cuillin ridge having scrambling to get to the summits, they have a very different feel from other peaks in the UK.
Terrain: Rock ridge!
Duration: 4 days
Start/Finish: Glen Brittle various places.
Very good hill fitness, some other scrambling up to grade 2 is desirable and a good head for heights.
(Prices stated are per person for private guiding)
Open Groups 2020 and 2021
We offer open groups for our Skye Munros in 4 days course, please see dates and prices below.
You can also choose dates and an itinerary that suits you through the summer, please see prices for a private guide above.
Dates for Summer 2020
Dates for Summer 2021
What we offer
Our instructors are experienced on the Skye Cuillin ridge and are very good at leading people through the complicated terrain.
Our instructors know the best routes and short cuts to keep you moving towards the Skye Munros and amazing views.
We have a flexible approach to the routes picking the best for you with a maximum ratio of 1 guide to 3 clients.
All technical equipment for the ridge is supplied.
The Skye Munros range has the longest ridge line in the UK connecting the 11 Munros. The gabbro rock is very grippy and friendly to gain the summits of the 11 munros. In the 4 days you will travel over some of the classic sections of the Skye Cuillin ridge and get to some of the most spectacular peaks in the UK.
Having a guide to lead and support you through the trickier sections and show you the way could be the difference between success and failure, on these intimidating peaks.
The scrambling up to the summits is not harder than grade 3 over the 4 days with great classic sections like the west ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean, The In’ Pinn’ and the ridge between Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh.
The 4-day itinerary is flexible with weather and fitness with the itinerary below being the ideal progression through the scrambles and peaks.
Day 1 – The southern peaks 12km 1450m ascent, Grade 2
Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor and Sgurr Alasdair
Day 2 – The In' Pinn' 12km 1400m ascent, Grade 3
Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, The 'Inaccessible Pinnacle' and Sgurr na Banachdich
Day 3 – Middle section 9km 1000m ascent, Grade 2
Sgurr a'Mhadaidh and Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh
Day 4 – Northern Section 14km 1350m ascent, Grade 3
Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe
Add on an extra day to get the 12th munro on Skye
The Clach Glas ridge up to the munro of Blaven is a mini Cuillin ridge and a great way to get to the top.
8km, 1000m, Grade 3 along the ridge with isolated ‘Diff’ sections to get to the summit.
Want only a few days or peaks?
Let us know if you only have a couple of peaks left, or want specific sections of the Cuillin ridge in preparation for a Skye Cuillin Ridge Traverse.
The starting points are along Glen Brittle or at the Sligachan Hotel. We aim to start each day at 8.30am.
We can supply helmets and harnesses.