Expert local guiding and instruction is available for all mountaineering pursuits: Skye scrambles, Skye Munros, Cuillin Ridge Traverse, Rock Climbing, Scrambling, Abseiling, Ice climbing, Alpine training courses. All safety equipment is provided.
We are a local outdoor activities company providing high quality guiding & instruction for all outdoor pursuits, each day is deigned to fit to the individual customer's ambitions and abilities. All our guides are highly experienced mountain instructors with a love of Skye & adventure .
Expert local guiding and instruction is available for all mountaineering pursuits:
Beginners are welcomed, you are never too young or too old for an adventure, take home a magical experience from your stay!
We offer introductory days to hiking, scrambling and rock climbing both in the mountains and around the coastline of the Isle of Skye. We do not mix groups, you are hiring a guide to youself for the duration of the course. Achieve more than you could ever imagine with one of our expert guides to lead you.
Courses run from 1 to 4 days, choose from Skye scrambles, Skye Munros, Cuillin Ridge Traverse, Rock Climbing, Scrambling, Abseiling, Ice climbing, Alpine training courses.
We can provide easier walking days for those less ambitious and for larger groups with mixed abilities. We also can provide two or three guides if within your group there are different ambitions.
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TV, photography, camping, nature walks etc.
Prices depend on the nature of the outing and are based on factors such as the degree of danger involved, numbers in the party and the level of input by Skye Guides Ltd.
Below are some examples of pricing…
- High adrenalin outing for 8. Tyrolean Traverse and sea-level traversing. £400 (2 guides)
- Photography outing including bivouac for sunset and dawn from Red Cuillin. 1 client. £250
- Guide party of 12 through Glen Sligachan from Coruisk following a boat trip approach from Elgol. Geology, natural history and photography. £240
- Guide party of 5 along the Trotternish Ridge. 2 days with an overnight camp. £400
- Provide Industrial Roped Access safety for film crew in a Quarry. 2 technicians and equipment provided. £650
- Guide a coach party of 40 on a short, easy but beautiful walk (2 hour). £240
- Natural history walk, 2 clients, seeking otters and eagles (5 hours). £190
Skye Guides on The Cuillin Munros
Guiding is available for single days, dedicated courses or however many days you need. We are approached by Munro baggers of all fitness levels, abilities and experience and adjust our itineraries to suit each party. Click Cuillin Munros to see which option is best suited to your needs.
Example days out
Glamaig horse shoe: ascending to 2700ft starting at Sligachan Hotel and finishing on top of Glamaig before decending once more to Sligachan (7hrs)
North end three: ascending Sgurr nan Gillean by Basteir gorge, onto Am Bhasteir finishing on Bruach na Frithe before dexscending to Sligachan (8hrs)
Intro to Rock climbing at Elgol or Neist Point: Learn basic rope & belaying techniques. Practice on the easier routes with the aim of becoming a competant second and climbing as many routes as possible during the day!
Spend two days with a bivvy on the ridge to complete the most challenging mountaineering route in Scotland, traversing the main Cuillin ridge from end to end - only the very fit need apply!
Ascend via the Sgumain stone chute before donning crampons up the snowy crest to Alasdair, descending via the great stone chute. Views hopefully taking in Ben Nevis to the south and the whole of the ridge illuminated with crisp snow.
Make the most of your trip with Skye Guides
Summer is the busiest time of year for Skye Guides with most clients keen to explore the fantastic Black Cuillin. This dramatic mountain range has over 30 different peaks of which 12 are Munros, including the infamous Inaccessible Pinnacle (the In Pinn). We offer a broad range of guiding and instruction based here on Skye. Our itineraries are all bespoke so please feel free to Contact us by telephone or e-mail if you have specific objectives or would like to ask an opinion.
Scrambling is an exhilarating pastime for anyone with a sense of adventure. It is climbing of the simplest, purest and most exhilarating form, often following the crest of an airy ridge. Our guides are experts in knowing how and when to safeguard clients in these situations.
The jewel in the Cuillin crown is the Main Ridge Traverse, Britain’s finest mountaineering challenge. Twenty-two peaks lie in a continuous chain stretching over 12 kilometres and, with over 4000 metres of ascent and descent, gives one of the finest and longest Alpine-style rock routes in Europe.
Skye has such a huge wealth of Rock climbing that two separate guidebooks are now needed to cover the island. The Cuillin edition is written by Skye Guides owner Mike Lates. All of our Guides are keen, active climbers as well as professional instructors. Our local knowledge helps us to find dry rock and suitable routes whatever your experience or ambitions.
For the less adventurous our guides also know plenty of easier routes that allow you to get great photos and views without any need for ropes. They can provide an insight into the natural history, geology and local history on outings arranged to suit you. The Other Services page gives an idea of easier walks, overnight expeditions, natural history walks, photography and many other things that our local knowledge can help out with. Our Why Skye page has inspiring ideas of what makes The Isle of Skye Scotland’s number 2 tourist destination.
Just a few ideas to whet your appetite
- Climb Sgurr Alasdair – the highest point on the Isle of Skye.
- Conquer the Inaccessible Pinnacle – requiring ropes and a strong nerve.
- Ascend Sgurr nan Gillean – regarded by many as the most beautiful of all Cuillin peaks.
- How about Climbing The Cioch where Scottish actor Sean Connery had a sword fight in the film Highlander?
- Introduction to Scrambling on the Cuillin Ridge – a great way to see the views and learn how to stay safe.
- Try Outdoor Rock Climbing – we specialise in teaching rock climbing at all levels.
- Rise to a challenge on a Classic Scramble such as Pinnacle Ridge, Clach Glas, or the Dubhs.
There is a lot of important Information about activities, the mountains, how we do are job and other FAQs available on pages that will open in a seperate window.