'Is it the alluring name of a route, the grade or the picture itself which tempts us away from comfort? I don't know the answer. For me, a climb is simply a challenge I must meet'

Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye is one of the most impressive ridge lines in the UK and world reknown for its beauty. It's as close to climbing in the Alps as we have in the UK and the only real difference to the style  of ascent is altitude. Your trip will hopefully see you tick off some of the best scrambles the mountain range has to offer but also see us attempt to traverse the ridge line in one push. If an available weather window presents itself the traverse normally takes 2 days with a Bivi half way and sleeping under the stars on this iconic ridge is a memory you'll never forget.

What's included...
  • All guiding costs
  • Climbing equipment 
Whats not included...
  • Accommodation & food
  • Transport
Who's this for?

Hill walkers or mountaineers looking for a new adventure. A reasonable level of fittness is required for this trip so regular walking to train is advised. Some scrambling experience is also recommended as the ridge is quite a challenge and a good head for heights wouldn't be a bad trait. 

  • Day 1: If we aim to meet at the Fairy Pools Carpark for 9am. We will spend this day scrambling on a great grade 2 scramble and just get to know one another. Whilst out on the route, we will practice a few skills, check kit and chat to you about our plans for the traverse.
  • Day 2-3: We will attempt the whole ridge line if possible in one push! However weather does play a massive part in being capable of doing like this as it takes 2 days! So we will need a good window of opportunity do attempt it in this style. If the weather isn't playing ball then we will seige the ridge in sections over the days we have together.

Guiding 1:2 - £595pp

Guiding 1:1 - £945 

How to book:

Simply fill out the booking form below with the date you wish to attend and we will do the rest! Just state if its for 1 or 2 people.


We understand this is a very tricky time for everyone! If for any reason you can't make a course with us because of COVID then don't panic. We will guarantee you space on any future course! We have said to everyone we will honour any bookings made, which have been affected by the pandemic into the foreseeable future with no expiry date. 

The ridge itself has sections of grade 3s scrambling, however these are avoidable so we can bypass the really tricky bits if needed. However a good level of fittness is required as its a long walk in and the ridge is even longer. Some prior rope climbing experience is desirable. 

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All our staff are qualified and assessed by the Mountain Training Association and have years of coaching and instructing experience and all participants are covered for all activities via our public liability insurance.

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How to Find Us

Oh Skye, you beautiful place! This island is where most of us here at The Climbing School are going to retire. Remote, wild and beautiful, this island is home to some of the best mountaineering the UK has to offer and some of the rarest wildlife. This trip will be centred on the Cuillin Ridge however there is a multitude of peaks and other mountains to explore. This course will start at the Fairy Pools where we will meet in the carpark next to one of Scotlands wonders. 

01538 300174


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Isle of Skye,
IV47 8SG