Mountain Expertise - Mountaineering & Climbing Instruction based in Snowdonia
WAAC Skye & Cuillin

Skye & the Cuillin

Women's Alpine Adventure Club 

Glen Brittle meet 

1st - 8th June 2024

The most alpine feeling range of mountains in Great Britain. Famous for being the longest ridge in Britain the Cuillin really is a spectacular range of mountains to visit.  The main ridge is 11km long and Skye is home to 12 Munros. There's plenty of walking, scrambling and climbing to explore. 

Guided Scrambling

Guided mountaineering on Skye - seeking out the classics of the cuillin (weather permitting), Blaven Clach Glas traverse, pinnacle Ridge 

Skills check day

1 day skills check 

Sunday 2nd June 

Cuillin Munros

Guided Munros 

11 Cuillin munros over 4 days

Guided Rock Climbing

Guided rock climbing on Skye - seeking out the classics of the cuillin (weather permitting) and the amazing sea cliffs of skye

Skye and Cuillin FAQ's

Fitnesss: a good level of fitness is required for mountaineering and climbing in the mountains of Skye. Days are often long, up to 8 hours with 3000-4000ft of ascent and descent. You do not need to be an experienced climber or mountaineer to join the courses, being an active hill walker with a head for heights is key though. You will have additional kit to carry (harness, helmet and perhaps a rope depending on the course you have chosen) that you would not have on a hill walk. 

Your instructor will teach you about use of the additional technical kit as needed. It is worth making sure you have a good level of fitness so that you can fully enjoy all that the Cuillin has to offer. If you can't get out hill walking on a regular basis in the time before the course, regular 1 hour runs or 2 hour bike rides will help you with the level of fitness required to make your time in this magical place enjoyable. 

Weather: as with all the mountains in Britain the weather can dampen our enthusiam, but hopfully not our enjoyment. Being on the west coast of Scotland, Skye is right out there receiving all the weather that flies up the atlantic. Your instructor will do what is best for the weather conditions and that may mean changing the objectives for the day. Whatever the weather we will endeavour to provide you with fun and safe days out. We may need to drive a little to allow this or perhaps adapt the aims of the day, more often than not we can find a way to provide a great day out. Make sure you have good waterproofs and boots so that you can look after yourself as well as possible in the rain. If you are struggling with any kit please contact Jenny as she has some waterproofs and rucksacks people can borrow from WAAC. 

How do I book?

You need to book this course using a booking form here

On the booking form, please enter WAAC and the Course Name (e.g. WAAC -Skye Munros 4 days, Skye Guided Mountaineering 2 days, Skye Guided Rock Climbing 2 days and dates).

A deposit of £150 will be required to guarantee your space with the final balance being due within 4 weeks of course start date.

Organising accomodation & transport:

  • Self catered accomodation can be booked through the WAAC if you would like to stay with other course members at the Glen Brittle hut. 

  • Arrange your own transport  - please use the WAAC Facebook group to share lifts if possible.

What kit you need:

  • Check out the kit lists for different courses here

Need to borrow any kit, no problem? Please note this on the booking form

How does cancellation work?

If you cancel 4 weeks or more before the course starts then any course fees over and above the deposit will be refunded. If you cancel less than 4 weeks but more than 2 weeks before the course starts then you will be refunded 25% of the total course fee. If you cancel less than 2 weeks before the course starts then there is no refund. Mountain Expertise will make every attempt to run a course. However, if, due to circumstances outside our control like dangerous and/or unsuitable weather conditions, loss or theft of transport or incapacitating injury, we have to cancel a course we will refund all fees paid or find another suitable date.

You can read the full payment and booking terms here.

Don’t forget your insurance

Participation on a course will be covered by comprehensive professional insurance from Mountain Expertise. However, it’s recommended that you have your own personal injury/cancellation cover/holiday insurance - this can be booked through companies like snowcard or the BMC.