The Cuillin Munros
The Cuillin on the Isle of Skye is a group of mountains that emerge straight out of the Atlantic. Their location and ruggedness attract many climbers and walkers from all over the world. These stunning mountains can be daunting and intimidating to those that lack experience to enjoy them. This guided trip allows you to take on that challenge in a safe and responsible way with qualified guides.
Our guide (and long term guiding partner on Skye) is qualified, experienced and local. He will lead you on five days out of six exploring this stunning mountain area. With the aim of summiting all of the Munro summits (weather/ ability dependent), including the ‘Inaccessible Pinnacle’ during this week, you can build your confidence, improve your skills and enjoy the unique experience of the Cuillin.
With a maximum of four people on the trip at any one time, you will have close support and direction from your guide and the opportunity to bond with your fellow climbers.
Skye Adventure – Matt Barratt is a qualified mountaineering instructor with seven years experience of guiding on the Isle of Skye. His qualifications include: Mountaineering Instructor Award (MIA), Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC), International Mountain Leader (IML), Summer Mountain Leader, Winter Mountain Leader, and BASP Advanced First Aid.
Matt provided mountain safety training and advice for Scottish star stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill on the BBC's 'The Ridge'. He also guided a successful ascent of Mt Stanley (5100m), and has taken part in expeditions to Spitzbergen, Lahaul Himalaya, Siberia and Krgyzstan. His favourite Munro on Skye is Sgurr Nan Gillean - because there's no easy way up and because it has 3 classic ridge routes leading to the top!
Guiding partner John Smith hails from the east coast, but he has lived and worked on the Isle of Skye for over ten years. Along with Matt he has pioneered coasteering on the island discovering hidden venues, jumping off virgin sea stacks and playing in stormy swells. Significant achievements include winter traverse of the Cuillin ridge, and he will never forget the time he first took his 5-year-old daughter Frida into the Cuillin for the first time.
"I'm lucky enough to call the Cuillin mountains my local playground. I am passionate about their history, nature, and about introducing them to others - they are my favourite mountains in the world," John said.
Saturday, 22-29 June
Saturday, 13-20 July
Saturday, 7-14 September
4: This is very rugged and demanding terrain with steep ascents. A high level of fitness is needed and scrambling experience. A good head for heights is also essential. Maximum guide ratio 1:4
7 nights at Glenbrittle Youth Hostel, 5 mountain days, 1 rest day plus travel days
Self catering (optional continental breakfast for the week £41.65)