Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Cuillin Ridge Traverse

The Cuillin Ridge Traverse on the Isle of Skye is considered to be the finest and most rewarding mountaineering adventure in the British Isles. The ridge runs for 8 miles and involves over 10,000 feet of ascent, much of it involving scrambling with some sections of rock climbing and abseiling. Though technicalities are never more than climbing grade V Diff in standard, it is the sustained and exposed nature of the terrain that provides the challenge. Prior knowledge of the ridge, thorough preparation and a determined approach are all key factors to a successful traverse.

Snowdonia Climbing offers a 5-day guided programme which has flexibility built-in in order to maximise the chance of a successful traverse of the ridge. The package includes 2 days spent preparing on key sections of the ridge and stashing equipment for the bivvy. This is followed by a 2-day South to North traverse with an overnight bivvy midway. An extra day is kept in hand to allow further flexibility and to maximise the chances of success given the vagaries of the weather.

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Course Length

4 Days

Course Price


Course Instructor Ratio


Course Suitability

  • The Cuillin Ridge is a significant undertaking suitable only for those with previous scrambling or rock climbing experience

Equipment Provided

  • All technical equipment
  • Bivvy bag/tent if required
  • Cooking equipment

Course Requirements

  • Good level of fitness
  • Head for heights
  • Sense of adventure

Please Bring

  • Any personal technical equipment
  • Head torch
  • Lightweight high energy food for the 2 day traverse
  • Roll mat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Small 1-person tent or bivvy bag
  • Walking boots
  • Warm clothing
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Waterproofs

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Course Dates Places
Cuillin Ridge Traverse (£500) 03-06-2024 to 07-06-2024 2
Cuillin Ridge Traverse (£500) 10-06-2024 to 14-06-2024 2

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I accept that mountaineering activities are hazardous by their very nature. I understand that Snowdonia Climbing staff and instructors employed by them, are appropriately qualified and experienced to run the activities and will at all times proceed in a manner to minimise the risk of injury, and I accept that however unlikely, accidents and injury could occur.

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Cuillin Ridge Traverse
Cuillin Ridge Traverse
Cuillin Ridge Traverse
Cuillin Ridge Traverse
Cuillin Ridge Traverse
Cuillin Ridge Traverse