Bespoke Guided days in the Skye Cuillins
We offer bespoke guided days in the Skye Cuillin mountains.
Ranging from your first taste of Skye mountains walking up Bla Bheinn or Bruach na Frithe. classic mountaineering routes like Clach Glas, Dubh Slabs or Pinnacle ridge or famous rock climbs up to the Cioch or Am Basteir.
Distance: 7-10 km
Ascent: up to 1000m
Terrain: rough mountain path, rock ridge!
Average duration: 6-8 hours.
Start/finish – Glen Brittle Hut or Sligachan
Experience of mountain walking and/or climbing/mountaineering required. A good level of general fitness is needed to be successful.
What we offer
Our instructors are experienced in the mountains and are very good at leading people through complicated terrain.
Our instructors know the best routes and short cuts to keep you moving towards the peaks and amazing views.
We have a flexible approach to the routes picking the best for you with a maximum ratio of 1 guide to 2 clients.
All technical equipment for the ridge is supplied.
These days are designed around what you want from the day with our guides, whether is walking, mountaineering or climbing. For a day out in the Cuillins we meet you at the start of the walk in from either Glen Brittle or Sligachan at around 8.30am. From there it is around 1-2 hours walking in to the glens to gain the summits, climbs or mountaineering routes. We aim to finish around 5pm.
Some examples are:
An ascent of the famous Cioch - There are a few easy climbing routes to gain the summit of the pinnacle of rock where 'that' scene from Highlander was filmed. With a spectacular walk in to the base from Glen Brittle and an abseil to finish, this section of rock has a lot of options to make a memorable day out.
Traverse of Clach Glas, Bla Bheinn - This is often called the mini Cuillin ridge. Bla Bheinn is set off the main black Cuillin ridge and is the outlier munro with a simple walk to its summit. If you want more of a challenge the Clach Glas traverse is that. Graded at 'Diff' this section of ridge has it all, narrow arete, climbing pitches, down climbing, classic rock scenery and amazing views along the way. One for those who have experice of other mountaineering routes
Walk up Bruach na Frithe or Sgurr Banachdich - These Munros on the main black Cuillin ridge are some of the simplest on Skye in terms of the terrain which does not require mountaineering to get to the summits. They are a good introduction to Skye and they are situated in the middle of the ridge so offer amazing views to the other rocky peaks. The ground covered is still rocky under foot and the summit areas are small with the upper sections of the mountains requiring good navigation and good negotiation through the rocky ground.
The starting point is Glen Brittle Hut . We aim to start at 8.30am.
We can supply helmets and harnesses.