The Cuillin from Elgol

Skye Scrambling & the Cuillin Ridge

The Cuillin from Elgol

Who is ‘Skye Scrambling & the Cuillin’ for?

We can explore scrambling and low grade climbing routes all over the Isle of Skye. The idea of this course is to tailor it to your requirements.

If you want to be guided along sections of the ridge, or do a complete ridge traverse then we can arrange that. Perhaps you wish to tick off the trickier Munros? Let us know and we can sort it for you. Alternatively if you want to use your trip to Skye as a stepping stone to the Alps, we can help you become efficient with the techniques required to look after yourself and your climbing partner on scrambling and low grade rock climbing terrain as well as the easy but exposed terrain.

This course can any length you like depending on your aspirations. Ratios will be dependent on your aspirations, please get in contact to find out more.

The Cuillin ridge can be done over 5 days or 2 depending on your level of fitness. For 2 day attempts you need to be a returning customer or have a proven level of previous experience and fitness.  A 2 day traverse involves an over night bivy and needs to be attempted in perfect conditions. 5 days allows you to make up for any poor weather days and return to the comfort of a warm bed at the end of each day.

Top hits on Skye:

Clach Glas Blaven Traverse - Grade 3/Difficult ****

Pinnacle Ridge - Sgurr nan Gillean - Grade 3/Difficult ****

Sgurr Alasdair - experience the atmosphere of the Great Stone Shoot

The Dubhs Ridge - Sgurr Dubh from Loch Coruisk - Grade 3 ****

The Inaccessible Pinnacle - East Ridge Mod ****

Bastiers Tooth - Very Difficult ****

What previous clients thought ...

“Thanks for making the most of difficult weather conditions and getting me up the Innaccessible Pinnacle, 2 more Munros done!"

Simon James, Hampshire

Other Questions

What if the weather is bad?

The weather has to be pretty bad to stop a scrambling course from running, however if high winds are forecast we have a great selection of low level venues to keep you busy.

How do I book?

Once you have decided which course you would like to do send an email to enquire about the dates that suit you. I will then let you know if an instructor is available.

If you have any other questions about this course please get in touch. You can either email or phone (I am out climbing through the day with limited phone signal, so leave a message and I will call you back or send me an email).

The Dubhs Ridge
Camasunary Bothy
Cuillin Ridge


Instruction prices

1:1 £180 per day

1:2 £200 per day

Pricing for a Cuillin Ridge travsere on Request


For a list of equipment and personal kit please check the KIT LIST for your course.

Any equipment you do not have can be hired for prices see the booking page.


If you are not having an all inclusive package accommodation and food are not included in the price of your course. We have complied a list of accommodation on the island, get in contact to find out more.

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Skye Accommodation & Information

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Contact -

Paul James  07739 813927 or Kathryn James  07859 024799

Summit Sgurr nan Gillian
Pinnacle Ridge Route Sgurr nan Gillian
Pinnacle Ridge Route, Sgurr nan Gillian