Intro to Rock Climbing
Skye has so much to offer visitors, and with a long list of things to see and do often holidaymakers have very full itineraries for their time here. This can lead to the question “what activities can I do that don’t take up a full day?”.
We offer introduction to climbing sessions which normally run as a half day activity (although sometimes it can be a little shorter or a little longer depending on your requirements).
We often get enquiries that start with a question such as: I am a total beginner and I’d like to do something to enjoy the landscape of Skye without taking on too much, what would you recommend?
I love these types of enquiries. Skye has so much to offer in the way of beautiful landscapes that leave a lasting impression. But a lot of the terrain, particularly in the Cuillin, can be challenging and can leave some people feeling like they can’t take part in the enjoyment of it.
The mountains of the Highlands can be demanding – often days out involve covering big distances and a range of terrains. These factors demand skills in decision making, judging weather, navigation, preparation and fitness. Parking nearby is a rare luxury and many days out are spent mostly away from worn paths. These reasons lead hillwalkers to look to a professional guide when they wish to challenge themselves beyond their normal experience.
The Black Cuillin. The name alone conjures powerful images and feelings for those who know the mountains. There are 12 Munros on Skye, 11 of those are connected to the Cuillin ridge. They represent some of the most challenging peaks in the UK and most involve technical skills using ropes to reach the summit. The twelfth Skye Munro is Blabheinn (Blaven). Situated away from the main ridge it is a black Cuillin in geology and character alike.