Our Intro to Skye scrambling course is aimed at people who either have some previous scrambling experience or wish to discover the uniqueness of this playground, it is a very good start to people who aspire to a full cullin traverse but haven't experienced the ridge before.
Discover some of the best scrambling in the UK
Learn and develop in this unique playground
Coaching with movement to become more confident on scrambling terrain
Route finding skills, from interpretation of the guide book and while on the route
Due to the variety of weather conditions encountered in Scotland this course is run with a conditions based approach, meaning that your instructor/guide will use the best of conditions to maximise safety, your learning and overall experience throughout your course. Below is a sample itinerary.
Day 1 Getting to grips with Skye
We meet and chat through the week ahead, and what people want to get from the five days. We then look at the weather and plan the 2 days around the forecast. We then head intothe mountains looking for some rock to chat through some movement techniques, route finding and recap some basic rope work if need be i.e. tying in, belaying.
We plan to head further afield and get onto some of the classic scrambles on the Skye, some of which could include:
> The Spur
> South East ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean
> West ridge of Sgurr Dearg and the infamous Inn Pinn
> The Cioch Nose
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ On-course transport
✓ Climbing hardware
✓ Group shelter
✓ First Aid kit
What's not included?
✗ Trip Insurance
What do I need to bring?
A pair of stiff comfortable, waterproof walking boots
Quality, breathable waterproof jacket and trousers. Gore-tex or similar
Spare insulating layer
Walking trousers (synthetic materials; jeans or similar are not suitable)
Water bottle or flask
Rucksack 30-40 ltr
Hat & waterproof gloves
Lunch, plus a little spare food
Sunglasses & sun cream (you just never know!)
Waterproof case for phone i.e. zip-lock bag
What else can we provide?
Pick up & drop-offs
Full trip info and kit list can be downloaded here
We understand that getting a quality nights sleep and being able to dry your equipment can make all the difference to the comfort and enjoyment of your course, so we have used some of the local youth hostels due to the fact they provide what we need well. The rooms are priced on a sharing basis, but we can also arrange private rooms and/or different accommodation if you wish.
DATES & PRICES
If you would prefer private guiding or instruction then please select your start date and book using our easy to use bookings system. Or if you have a larger group please enquire here.