Summer Mountain Adventure


from £380

Duration 5 days ~ A trip for keen hillwalkers who have aspirations to tackle the rockier ridges of the Cuillin.

Guiding Only Option


-Qualified, local guiding and instruction
-All local transport throughout
-Free pick up at local rail station (Kyle of Lochalsh)
-Free pick up at Sligachean bus stop
-All specialist equipment: No hidden hire costs
- for campsite, B&B, Bunkhouse or hotel options email see the footnote at the bottom of the trip description.

On this option we will pick you up each day at Sligachean hotel or Carbost by arrangement.

There are many accommodation providers in Portree or Carbost area to suit all budgets from Camping, Bunkhouses and B&Bs. Email for advice on accommodation options

Basecamp Fully Catered Option


-Qualified, local guiding and instruction
-All local transport throughout
-Free pick up at local rail station (Kyle of Lochalsh)
-Free pick up at Sligachean bus stop
-All specialist equipment: No hidden hire costs
-All meals from lunch on day one to lunch on final day
-based at Sligachean campsite, tents and sleeping gear provided
-you pay your own camping fees


"Mike very kindly ran this trip despite being let down at the last minute by the other 3 people who had booked, and was an excellent guide. He was great at fitting the activity to the weather conditions, we managed the Inaccessible Pinnacle in fine style despite the rain. Some good conversation to boot! I'd recommend this company to everyone" Beryl P. Aug 2014

Basecamp Cuillin Mountaineering

"a good weather spell meant that we'd tackled nearly every summit on the ridge. I learned a huge amount and would never have contemplated going onto those peaks on my own. Felt happy and confident in the company of an excellent guide. You even took the time to help other people on the ridge who were having difficulties yet not part of our group. Great week, great guiding, great cooking, just great" John Maclean May 2014

Basecamp Cuillin Mountaineering

9 The last few meters of the Innaccessible Pinnacle

The last few meters of the Innaccessible Pinnacle

Abseiling from the Innaccesible Pinnacle Cuillin Ridge Isle of Skye

Abseiling from the Innaccesible Pinnacle Cuillin Ridge Isle of Skye

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Scrambling on the Tower of Clach Ghlas, Red Cuillin, Isle of Skye

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A splash of colour amidst the volcanic roughness of the Black Cuillin ridge

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The awe inspiring mass of the Black Cuillin Ridge

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A hot day on the Innaccessible Pinnacle, Sgurr Dearg, July 2013

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Traverse of Collies Ledge below Sgurr MhicChoinich

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The most striking mountain feature in Britain - the Innaccesible Pinnacle

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Father & son team, Moray & Greg Lyall - see testimonial

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Another great day on the Innaccessible pinnacle

Trip Description

You’ll be glad to know that you don’t have to be a top notch rock climber to negotiate even the most technical sections of the ridge, or any of its dozen or so main summits. With expert guiding & instruction you can access some alpine style terrain while learning about all the safety considerations en-route.

Of course good fitness and a head for heights are important as we’ll try to explore as much as we can of the main ridge over five days. On the way you’ll learn a lot about looking after yourself with rope & rock protection. So if you’ve thought about the Inaccessible Pinnacle or the mighty Sgurr Nan Gillean then join us on this memorable week. We've been guiding on the Cuillin for 30 years and have a local knowledge second to none - essential on such a complex mountain area.

You can opt to join this week and stay at any of the places detailed below where we will pick up and drop off each day. Alternatively join us at the Sligachean campsite on the fully catered option at our basecamp.

Plenty of places to stay:

On Skye accommodation options are plentiful and we recommend using either the Sligachean Hotel or the Old Inn Carbost.

There are also bunkhouses at both locations. Several B&Bs are also based in the vicinity of the Cuillin Ridge.

If you want to camp and be picked up each day at Sligachean campsite.

Take a look at these venues: - hotel and bunkhouse - hotel and bunkhouse - B&B in Carbost

Typical Itinerary


Monday to Friday mountain days
Friday leave after the day on the hill or depart Saturday morning

Instructor Ratio


Suitable For

Anyone with reasonable hillwalking experience. Must have a good head for heights and very good fitness.

2019 Dates     

May 20-24  , 28 - June 1       June  3-7    July  15-19    Aug  12-16   Sep 16-20  

Note: other dates may be available with demand. Email first, before booking, to check space as above dates may already be full.

Discounts & Groups

If you are in any of the following categories then you'll get a discount of 10% per person off this trip :

Fire , Police , Armed forces , nurses & paramedic workers , students , Kayak/Canoe club members, SCA/BCU members, Parent & kids - just chat to us by email and we'll apply the discount.

Private Guiding

If you don't want to join an open trip with other people, or have a family/friends group of your own, then private instruction and guiding will meet your goals. Pricing is per person and will depend upon activity, distance travelled, peak or low season. We can email you a quote. Simply let us know where, when, what and for how many people. 

Need a Transfer to get to us?

Add an airport pick up or return from Inverness — 2 hours from Applecross, £35 each way.

Add transfers to/from our nearest  rail station (Strathcarron on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh line) + £18 each way.

Please email to arrange transfers after booking and place a note in the booking form detailing your requirements.