A Skye Cuillin ridge traverse is considered to be one of the greatest routes in the country. It is 12km end to end and every bit of it requires your full concentration, usually done over a two day period with an overnight bivy on the ridge, this is a big challenge. Hiring an experienced Skye Cuillin ridge guide can help improve your chances of success but it is never a sure thing, there are 11 Skye Cuillin ridge Munros on the main ridge and a ridge traverse can take in all of these.
People thinking about a Cuillin ridge traverse should be experienced hillwalkers and scramblers with a high level of fitness, previous experience of Skye is a big bonus. Your Skye Cuillin ridge guide will help you every step of the way but does not guarantee your success, it is up to you to be as fit and capable as you can so as to improve your chances.
Our Cuillin Ridge traverse courses are a minimum of three days with the two best days being used if the weather is right for a traverse. If a traverse is not possible you will have three full days out instead. The weather on Skye like anywhere on the west coast of Scotland is changeable and the more time you can put aside for your traverse the higher chance of a weather window.
Below is a list of prices for our traverse courses. If a traverse happens one day of your course will be a rest day. e.g a 3-day course will just become a 2-day traverse if the forecast is appropriate.
Please get in touch to discuss your course, if you have any questions or would like some advice.