Skye Summits

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Altitude: 992m | Grade: Introductory level | 4 mountain days | Guide ratio 1:3

This is an opportunity to complete a large number (if not all) of Skye’s mighty Munros.

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Our Skye Summits course is an opportunity to complete a large number of Skye’s mighty Munros with a flexible itinerary, ideal for those with a little less confidence to tackle them in one full traverse. The In Pinn may still be included for those with abseil experience (Grades 1-3). The course includes 3 days instruction.

Many of Skye’s summits involve scrambling. Scrambling describes that grey area between walking and climbing and offers an exciting and more challenging way to the summit. It tends to cover broken rocky ground requiring simple rock climbing skills and a good head for heights.

Accommodation can be booked if required. Please contact the office as soon as possible if you require this, otherwise we will assume you will arrange your own.

Please do NOT book your own accommodation and travel arrangements until you have verified that the course is definitely running.

Alternatively for a bigger challenge, the Skye Cuillin Traverse attempts the whole traverse in one go.

Trip dossier

Skye Summits

  • 4 Guided/Instructed mountain days
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Ropes & technical equipment
  • Transport (however shared transport may be available on request)
  • Personal equipment & clothing
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Suggested Accommodation in Skye

    Please choose accommodation as near to Carbost as possible as this is a good area to use as a base for the Cuillins. Accommodation in the area is limited and books up quickly, so you may need to consider further afield such as Portree, and travel to meet the group/leader each morning.

    Marsco Bed and Breakfast

    David and Christine
    Carbostmore
    Carbost, Isle of Skye
    IV47 8ST
    Tel: 01478 640733
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    Crossal House Bed and Breakfast

    Mrs Andrea Richardson
    Crossal House
    Crossal
    Carbost
    Isle of Skye
    IV47 8SP
    Tel:  01478 640745
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    Langal Bed and Breakfast

    Norma Ewen
    Langal Bed & Breakfast
    9 Carbostmor
    Carbost
    Isle of Skye
    IV47 8ST
    Tel: 01478 640 409
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    Wilmar Bed and Breakfast

    Marcella Fitzgerald & Ian Grant
    Wilmar Bed and Breakfast
    Carbost
    Isle of Skye IV47 8SR
    Tel: 01478 640 251
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    Bla Bheinn Bed and Breakfast

    Crossal
    Carbost
    Islw of Skye
    IV47 8SP
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    The Rowans

    (West of Carbost )
    Mrs Jenny Duffill
    The Rowans
    Portnalong
    Isle of Skye IV47 8SL
    UK
    Tel: 01478 640 478
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    Sligachan Hotel

    Sligachan,
    Isle of Skye,
    IV47 8SW
    Tel: 01478 650204
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    Carbost – The Old Inn

    Carbost,
    Isle of Skye
    IV47 8SR
    Tel: 01478 640205
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    Email

    You could also try looking on the following website for other accommodation in Portree etc:
    Accommodation website

    Transport
    Members tend to make their own way to Skye.  On occasion we may be able to provide a car share from the Lakes or a pick up from Glasgow or Inverness airports.  For those travelling up from the south it can often be cheaper to fly to Glasgow or Inverness and hire a car for the week.  If you are planning to drive up yourself and have a spare seat then please contact us and we’ll try and organise car sharing with other members of your course.

    Accommodation
    Accommodation is optional, for those who choose to book this through us, we base ourselves in a comfortable B&B situated in the very heart of the Cuillins. If you would like us to book this for you, please let us know ASAP as accommodation in the area is booked up very quickly in spring and summer.

    If booking your own accommodation it is advisable to book 3 nights accommodation (even though one of these nights you may bivouac instead). This is because in poor weather, you may opt not to bivouac, and also some B+B’s may not take bookings in the format of accommodation on alternate days.

    Meeting Arrangements
    We aim to meet at 7pm at a designated on the first evening. It’s a chance to get to know your instructor and the rest of the group and plan the rest of the week.

    Food
    Food is not included in the cost of your course but evening meals should be available to purchase at local pubs / hotels. Hill food is very much down to personal choice but should contain plenty of complex carbohydrates.  Cereal bars, sandwiches, flapjacks, jelly babies, peanuts, malt loaf, etc are all good sources of energy and relatively easy to digest.

    Maps
    The Black Cuillin is a very complex area and there is a variety of mapping available. By far the best for detailed navigation is the Harvey’s Map. At a scale of 1:25,000 it has 1:12,000 map of the Cuillin on the back and is designed for walkers & climbers. The OS Landranger 1:50,000 No. 32 provides a good overview of the southern part of the island. The larger scale Explorer map 411 at 1:25,000 is good for finding routes and ridges but can be confusing in the areas that itis really needed.

    Poor Weather
    Weather conditions in Scottish mountains can change by the hour; it is certainly an exciting and surprising place to be!  You will probably experience every type of weather imaginable throughout the week.   We aim to make the very best of the conditions, and we will choose areas to explore in accordance to the weather forecast each day.   This means our plans will be quite flexible and we will always find somewhere for a day’s adventure.   

    2 reviews for Skye Summits

    1. Rated 4 out of 5

      Anonymous

      It was a good course. Would use you again.

    2. Rated 4 out of 5

      Gavin

      Both David and Neil were excellent. They inspired confidence and were very knowledgeable I was looking for this kind of trip and you will accompany that of this so I chose a advance adventure peaks.

      It was a thoroughly enjoyable three days. Excellent leaders unbelievable landscape. Hard to understand why there aren’t hundreds of guided groups out – I guess it must be the weather and the midges.

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