The Isle of Skye with its Cuillin Ridge is a classic mountaineering challenge in the UK. Experience the Cuillin Ridge with our experienced mountain guides. The Black Cuillin of Skye offer a unique experience of scrambling and climbing, with the Cuillin Ridge Traverse being one of the most prized and sought-after. Skye’s Cuillin Ridge is the Holy Grail of British scrambling. Mike Lates, who has been a mountain guide on Skye since and completed.
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Prices A Cuillin Ridge Traverse is a premium product and prices reflect this. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Chasing the Very Bloody Ephemeral: It all looks the same! Detailed maps and descriptions covering every section of the ridge plus all the necessary Possible sea cliff climbing. The obvious times are from May to September and cross your fingers that the weather gods are with you. What you can also do highly recommended is sections of the main ridge itself, not only to get the practice, but also to get familiar and gain valuable route finding knowledge.
Guided Skye Black Cuillin Classic Traverse
The Cuillin ridge from Sgurr Dubh Mor. Over m 13,feet of ascent and descent is involved. This has worked well in the past with all party members enjoying a bivouac together.
Are you ready for the challenge? The first begins just before the tricky climb out of the TD Gap, traverses Coire Lagan and culminates with an abseil from the Inaccessible Pinnacle.
The only exception to this is if you are incredibly fit and booking on a 1: The success of the Traverse attempt is always the focus of the week. Skye Ridge Jun An extensive topo guide to the most famous mountaineering expedition in Britain.
Anyone wishing to climb the Munros or complete a Cuillin ridge traverse will have to climb this large fin of rock.
About the Cuillin Ridge Traverse – Skye Guides
Our pricing is structured so that clients get a refund if the weather is not suitable. More info Most Popular Climbs: From how to train and prepare to ridge tactics, top tips and a suggested kit list, this article will help you make the traverse in one piece. Return to Articles from or list other Destinations articles. In this article he shares his experiences on the famous Skye ridge, and explores what is required for a successful traverse.
As long as it is dry, not too windy with fairly good visibility then you have an excellent chance.
A high pressure holding high cloud is perfect as it gives you clear weather but the cloud protects you from some of the sun. Other party members can then be used to enhance the chances of success for these while enjoying a more suitable day themselves.
Don’t forget the six P’s. No, the real reason why so many attempted traverses end in failure is the enormous physical and mental toll posed by this Alpine-style cuillln.
Remote, sustained, serious and with fantasy views over cuilljn and sea, this is scrambling at its most thrilling. The Basics How to scramble: More information Visit the Glenmore Lodge Website. Articles Events Downloads Videos Homepage. The next day demands a 6am start again, which means the ‘In Pin’ for 7am and no queuing so having the route to yourself.
How to scramble: the Cuillin Ridge
Get training Like any marathon-esque mountain route, the Cuillin Ridge requires some serious preparation. Each cuillim includes a full assembly instruction sheet. Sun shone all day and I arrived for several beers in the Sligachen at about hrs. Route finding can also be challenging and with some sections requiring climbing experience, having a qualified guide who knows the route well is an ideal way to get the most out of the days.
Then cruise over the Dubhs, find the wee sneaky route that takes a downward traverse around the East side of the Garbh — choire and then up to Sgurr nan Eag the last munro and along to Gars-bheinn the true finish to the ridge.
There is a great deal of preparation involved in making a successful Traverse and every effort is made to help clients; from training to equipment. We use our vast experience to advise on the best way to make the expedition successful but in some cases an attempt is not justifiable. Only exceptionally fit clients, previously assessed by Skye Guides, are considered for this style of Cuillin Ridge Traverse. Not a member of the Risge
Vuide are flexible enough to allow a course upgrade to a Traverse attempt if conditions turn out to be suitable. I feel shrivelled like a prune.
Suggested kit list The bare essentials for a bivvy!