cuillin ridge guides

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The Cuillin Ridge – Isle of Skye

Hiring a Cuillin Ridge Guide when attempting the Cuillin ridge is a sound choice. Our clients say this after they have come back from their trip.

Crossing the ridge on the Isle of Skye is the main event when it comes to scrambling in the UK.

Rock n Ridge runs a number of the most requested Cuillins trips and uses experienced, friendly and knowledgeable Mountain Guides for your trip.

There are 11 Munro tops on the Ridge, and this is one place where people feel that hiring a mountain Guide to take them across the Cuillins is essential. The terrain is hard, tricky and requires rope experience to negotiate.

We run the following trips:

In addition, we also offer bespoke trips up any of the climbs, peaks, or sections that the Cuillins has to offer. Just get in touch.

Cuillin Ridge Fitness levels:

The Black Cuillins  are NOT to be taken lightly, and a good level of fitness is required. On our Alpine section we explain the different levels, and recommend being at a Bronze level before heading onto the Cuillins. Prior to your Ridge experience, you can hire one of our Cuillin Ridge Guides for a day’s practice/tune up. This will be beneficial before heading onto the ridge proper.


The Cuillins are the most complicated and technical ridge the UK has to offer. But don’t worry our Mountain Guides will take care of the route finding and rope work on your chosen day. See our pages above for further details and information on the Ridge.


The Cuillins has its own unique weather. In fact it has the most unpredictable weather in the UK for sure! above all no two days are rarely the same! I have known it to have definitely four seasons in the same day. Therefore the longer you can stay up on Skye the better the chances are of you succeeding. Therefore if you are staying on Skye or in the nearby are for a week say, you’d have a greater success rate of bagging all 11 Munros, completing the traverse, or climbing the Inn Pinn! More often than not its the wind that will stop play on the Ridge, and so we will maybe aim for a solitary ‘easier’ Munro peak on the ridge like Banachdich say rather than doing some of the more technical peaks.


BMC Scrambling the ridge – Here

Alpkit top 10 tips: Here


Skye can and does get BUSY! Therefore we suggest you book early to avoid disappointment…Some clients do leave it until the last minute only to find that most places are booked up. We recommend if your camping to stay at the Glenbrittle campsite (see below) This is great access and a lovely location. So too is the YHA in Glenbrittle.

Further out but not too far is Carbost and Satran. Portree can make a good base too although longer to drive to the start.

Glenbrittle Campsite: Here

Glenbrittle YHA: Here

Sligachan Inn – Famous pub below the Cuillin Ridge: Here

Skye backpackers: Here

Croft bunkhouse: Here

Other hostels & bunkhouses: Here