Skye touches anyone's heart that has spent any time here, with its alpine style ridges, sharp pinnacles, exposure and committing days out it provides a majestic natural playground for climbing and scrambling. With the rough basalt rock, it's a delight to scramble on, providing confidence underfoot once some coaching has been applied. After a great day in the mountains, the island also does some fantastic ales!
Ascend some of the classic ridges on the Black Cullin
Coaching with movement to become more confident on scrambling terrain
Route finding skills, through the guide book and while on the route
Boat trip across Loch Slaplin from Elgol, taking in this unique view of the ridge
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 Pinnacle Ridge
Starting off at the Sligachan Hotel, we head off up the track towards the ridge, taking in the views of The Northern Culllin, what a great sight for anyone! We then get roped up at the start of the ridge and start working our way up through the pinnacles until we ab off the third pinnacle which proves to be exciting! Along and up through the knight's peak and on towards Gillian with the hopefulness of a view!
Day 2 Dubhs Ridge
We start off today by getting a boat over from Elgol, heading over Loch Scavaig towards Loch Coruisk with Dubhs Ridge clearly in the foreground.
30min walk to the base and we get kitted up and start the marathon of the longest 'rock climb' in the UK. with its smooth, easy angled slabs it provides a very memorable day all the way to the summit of the Dubhs.
Day 3 Clach Glas Bla Bheinn traverse
The Scottish Matterhorn is on the cards today! We get packed and head up towards Sgurr nan each where we get our first view of the traverse, at first it looks way too steep for anything we want to scramble through! But with careful route finding, we get a devious lineup Clach Glas and onto the shoulder of Bla Bheinn. Time for a very well and truly earned drink at the pub!
✓ 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.