The Black Cuillin of Skye are without any doubt, the most dramatic mountains in Scotland. With an Alpine atmosphere, the mountains are almost entirely rocky with narrow crests and steep sides. Combined with unreliable weather, intense navigation and route choice, the Cuillins of Skye are the most challenging mountain range in the UK.

There are 11 Munro’s (mountains over 3,000ft), with one being magnificently isolated. They nearly all require some scrambling to reach their summits. The famous Inaccessible Pinnacle requires some rock climbing skills.

During this coming summer season, Di Gilbert Mountaineering will be offering courses on the Isle of Skye.

These courses are aimed specifically at individuals who wish to gain a better insight into a very complex mountain range.

We spend 5 days walking, scrambling and climbing in and around the Black Cuillin.

See below for seperate information on the Skye Traverse.

Please contact Di Gilbert directly if you have any questions, if you are unsure if this course is suitable for you or any other enquiries.


We base ourselves on the Isle of Skye, near the Black Cuillin. We will try to visit the 3 main sections - North, South & Central with the possibility of heading to Blaven.

Who can come

Anyone who wishes to experience the joys of journeying through the mountains on Skye.

This can be a very physically and mentally challenging course and you should be prepared for 5 long mountain days.

Why will it help me

You will be able to gain experience in a very complex range which will increase your personal knowledge and technical skills.

How do I apply

Complete one of our online booking forms.

Once you receive confirmation from Di you will be sent final details.


Please contact us if you would like to arrange dates before this time.


£600.00 per person. This course requires a minimum of 2 people to run.

This price is for instruction and equipment only. We will assist you in recommending accommodation if required.


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What will we look at

This is mainly a guided experience and we shall try to visit the summits of all 11 Munro’s over the week via some of the most dramatic routes available to us.

Such routes might include
  • Pinnacle Ridge, Sgurr nan Gillean
  • East Ridge, Am Basteir
  • North Ridge, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
  • East Ridge, Inaccessible Pinnacle


The Skye Traverse needs no introduction.

During this coming season Di will be offering either 1, 2 or 3 day Ridge Traverses. These courses are based on private guiding only and will normally be with individuals who have been on a course with Di previously.

This is to ensure that you are fully prepared, both physically and mentally, for an attempt on the Ridge.

The Cuillin traverse equipment list can be seen here.

Please contact Di directly for more information.

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