scramble

The Cuillin Ridge, the renowned mountain ridge on the Isle of Skye, has a truly alpine feel. The ridge involves over 3,000m of ascent spread over a horizontal distance of 12 km. The technical standards are very rarely any more than V Diff with one or two short sections of Mild Severe. The bulk of the ridge however consists mainly of sustained and exposed scrambling. Rising out of the sea to a height of over three thousand feet, the traverse consists of a number of razor sharp ridges, fortified summits and views down sheer faces to the sea.

We advise a two-day trip on the ridge with an overnight bivi. This, weather permitting, will enable you to climb every summit on the ridge whilst providing the opportunity to experience the sheer size and scale of the ridge. The trip is physically demanding and requires a good level of fitness. With equipment kept to a minimum (and good guiding techniques), progress along the ridge is reasonably quick. Any awkward sections will be safeguarded with a rope and we hope you'll enjoy the quality of the climbing, set amongst the amazing backdrop of peaks, lochs and valleys.

Kit List

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Rucksack (max 50 litres)
  • Walking boots or approach shoes
  • Helmet & harness
  • Belay plate and screwgate karabiner
  • Waterproofs & gaiters (optional)
  • Hat or balaclava/gloves
  • Sleeping bag
  • Karrimat or Thermarest & bivi bag
  • Headlamp
  • Plastic mug & spoon
  • Water bottles (minimum of two litres of water carried on the ridge)
  • Compass, penknife, warm clothes
  • Sunglasses, sun cream
  • Rucksack liner
  •   

COMMUNAL EQUIPMENT  

  • Rope (5Om)
  • Climbing hardware  
  • First aid kit  
  • Group shelter  
  • Food  
  • Small stove  
  • Cooking pot & Lighters  
  • Maps (Harvey's)  
  • Guidebook  
  • Water carrier   

 

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