Isle of Skye Scrambling

The Cuillin mountains of Skye are without doubt the jewel of British Mountaineering. While some look to complete a traverse of the main ridge line this leaves out so much that is just as worthy of exploration and discovery. On our Isle of Skye Scrambling courses day trips allow the best sections of the ridge to be enjoyed as well as classic scrambles that do not form part of the ridge. The contrast between mountains, lochs and sea on Skye gives a unique landscape that attracts anyone with a love of wild places. Photographers as well as climbers and walkers are drawn to the place and no matter how many times you visit the light and mood will vary and there will always be a new corner to discover.

Isle of Skye Scrambling - common itineraries :

  • The round of Coire Lagan including the Inaccessible Pinnacle
  • Pinnacle Ridge and Am Basteir
  • The Dubhs ridge
  • The Southern Munros including Sgurr nan Eag & Sgurr Dubh Mor
  • Clach Glas, Blaven traverse

Skye Munros & Munro Baggers

Many of the munros on Skye are not easily ascended without some rock climbing experience or at the very least considerable scrambling experience. Many folk looking to complete a round of all the munros can find these summits a daunting challenge. Having an experienced guide with you when tackling the harder Munros can allow you to relax and enjoy these magnificent mountains while someone else takes care of the technicalities.


Scrambling Instruction

Days scrambling on Skye need not be a purely guided experience. The days can also be structured to giving you the skills to scramble safely and independently.

Scrambling or Rock Climbing - add flexibility to your course

It is not necessary to commit to a course solely to go scrambling OR rock climbing on Skye. It is also possible to book a course say for 4 or 5 days and decide each evening what the following days activities will entail. This has the advantage of allowing greater flexibility with the weather and can therefore ensure that in a week of mixed weather more can be achieved on each day.

You should be fit enough to walk for up to 8 hours a day over very rough terrain while carrying a day-sac. Ideally you will already have some scrambling experience elsewhere though depending on the scrambles to be attempted on Skye this is not essential.

Hill & Mountain kit list

Download Mountain Kit List

Private Bookings: Cost & booking information

Price per day.

The price for this trip is available on request. It depends on a number of variables including number of people, length of trip and whether clients and guide can car-share to keep transport costs down and be kind to the environment.

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  • Hi Ian ! Thanks for making a great weekend for us we had a superb time in your company, really enjoyed ourselves. thanks for making up the CD for us, that's great. Looking forward to those action shots !! Would definitely be good to catch up with you again Ian .. we'll get on the case building anchors in the lounge and hopefully be up to scratch for the next time ! Karan just called me and we discussing stiff arms and shoulders but said she's dying to get up there again :-) !! ~ Rob and Karan. Intro Rock Course
  • Ian, many thanks for an outstanding weekend - you judged our ability perfectly and tailored the programme accordingly. We will be talking out that final pitch for a few years to come..... ~ Chas. Guided Scrambling