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Cuillin Ridge Traverse | Skye & Cuillin Ridge

Annually during May, June & September



The UK's most sought after and demanding mountaineering expedition, undoubtedly the finest outing of its kind in the British Isles involving over 4000 metres of ascent.  To complete the traverse requires a high level of physical fitness; good all-round mountaineering skills; the ability to scramble in exposed situations as well as being able to climb up to VD standard 

To that end we recommend that you attend our two day Scrambling Second Course as pre-training in order for you to familiarise yourself with the scrambling skills required to undertake the traverse, as well as getting a better understanding for the level of fitness demanded of a sucessful one or two day traverse 

Due to the popularity of our Cuillin package Contour undertakes three traverses every year in late May/June as well as an additional traverse during September.  The two-day traverse programme takes the following format:


If you'd like to opt for a one day traverse then we modify the five day format to the itinerary given below:


Should we complete either the 1 or 2 day traverse ahead of schedule then we can spend any spare days scrambling and climbing ensuring you have the opportunity to see more of the Cuillins, its surrounding mountains and coastal crags

Please call 07824 504761, email or use the enquiry button to get further details on this activity.

6 days from £825 per person group discount available ENQUIRE NOW

PHOTO | Brennen & Becky descend Sguur Thearlaich towards Sgurr Mhichoinnich | Main Ridge Traverse 

VIDEO | A short 11 minute film showing a North  South Traverse undertaken in September 2019 for the Dear Toby Charity

Customer Testimonials

Everything went like clockwork (Quote at the end of a one day traverse, on the summit of Sgurr nan Gillean)

Mr S Rowlands, Sgurr nan Gillean, 25 May 2018, 1009 pm

The UK's most sought after mountaineering route, akin to the Alps minus the altitude. The combination of demanding terrain and complex route finding, complemented by superb views makes for an unforgettable experience