Summer Mountain Adventure


from £455

Duration 5 days ~ A trip for keen hillwalkers who have aspirations to tackle the rockier ridges of the Cuillin. This is our intro to the Cuillin walking trip and is a walking only week. For a more technical scrambling and climbing trip see our Cuillin mountaineering format.

Guiding Only Option


-5 days 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 or at your accommodation by arrangement.

There are many accommodation providers in Portree or Carbost area to suit all budgets from Camping, Bunkhouses and B&Bs. You can also opt to stay in Lochcarron, Kyle of Lochalsh or Broadford area as we will do pick ups on this route every day. Email for advice on accommodation options


"a good weather spell meant that we'd tackled plenty of summits 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

"we appreciated the chance to choose where we stayed rather than a 'tied in package'. The guiding and organisation where superb. Really liked being part of the planning each day so that we were fully involved in each route to suit our aspirations and needs. An amazing set of summits in an alpine setting made all the better with all the nuggets of local knowledge - including the Gaelic translations! We'll be back soon" George & Lisa Hawthorne. May 2019

Cuillin Ridge

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On Am Bhasteir

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On the north end of the ridge near Bruach na Frithe

Ascending Sgurr Thearlaich Isle of Skye Cuillin Ridge

High above Coire a Ghrunnda , south Black Cuillin ridge

9 The last few meters of the Innaccessible Pinnacle

The last few metres of the Innaccessible Pinnacle

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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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Traverse of Collies Ledge below Sgurr MhicChoinich

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

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Lunch stops don't come better than this!

Trip Description

You’ll be glad to know that you can experience many summits on both the Red & Black Cuillin without needing to climb or use a rope. With expert guiding & instruction this trip aims to introduce walkers to the easier summits in the area.

Of course good fitness and a head for heights are important as we’ll try to explore as much as we can of the Red & Black Cuillin over four days. On the way you’ll learn a lot about looking after yourself on rocky terrain and how to choose lower grade walking routes so as to avoid the technical graded terrain that is typical of the Cuillin. As a locally based company 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.

This trip is also a good transition towards our more demanding Black Cuillin Ridge mountaineering format, where we aim to tackle the more difficult sections and summits on the ridge, using ropes and scrambling/climbing techniques.

There's lots of flexibility on our Cuillin walking week as you can choose to stay in a number of accommodation types 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 the following places:

Hotels : Sligachean Hotel or the Old Inn Carbost. There are also bunkhouses attached at both locations.

Several B&Bs are also based in the vicinity of the Cuillin Ridge in Sconser and Carbost where we can pickup.

If you want to camp you will be picked up each day at wherever you've opted to stay.

If you are driving to the island then you can stay wherever you want and you can meet us each morning at the Sligachean Hotel car park.

Take a look at these venues:

Camping Skye | The perfect place to pitch when exploring the Isle of Skye - hotel and bunkhouse - hotel and bunkhouse - B&B in Carbost


Monday to Friday mountain days
Depart after the last hill day to suit your travel plans

Instructor Ratio


Suitable For

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


2023 Dates

 SEP 18-22 , OCT 2-6


APRIL 8-12 , 15-19 , 22-26 , 29-3 MAY

MAY 6-10 , 13-17 , 20-25 , 27-31

JUNE 3-7 , 10-14

JULY 8-12 , 15-19 , 22-26 , 29-2 AUG

AUG 5-9 , 12-16 , 19-23 , 26-30

SEP 2-6 , 9-13 , 16-20 , 23-27

OCT 7-11 , 14-18 , 21-25 , 28-1 NOV

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


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?

Email us to arrange a pick up to/from our nearest  rail station (Strathcarron on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh line) or Kyle of lochalsh - Note: If you've come in by train the evening prior we pick people up on the start morning of the trip on the way to the meeting point at Sligachean.

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