This is without question the most rugged and extensive high mountain ridge in the British Isles and would provide a logical continuation from the Fort William based ridge scrambling weeks. The programme includes simple rock climbing to the grade of ‘Difficult’, abseiling and ‘moving together’ roped, plus exposed and at times unroped travel. Every effort is made to help guests feel safe and confident. During the week an attempt will be made to visit all of the ‘Munro’ summits on the main ridge. In the event of poor weather, climbs on other areas of the island will be made. Experience of roped climbing is not essential, however the course is aimed at fit hillwalkers who have an enthusiasm to visit steep and exposed mountain areas. N.B. A traverse of the main ridge over two or three days with a bivouac is only attempted with individuals or small groups who know each other, on a private guiding basis in order to achieve the greatest chance of success. The group should be fit and able to move confidently on steep broken ground at a reasonable pace. In the event of poor weather a return to a valley base will be made with a re-ascent the following day.
Choose your own. Course length is five days, usually Sunday to Thursday inclusive. Shorter periods are available and we prefer to talk with guests prior to booking in order to agree convenient dates with them.