Booking & Prices

Making an enquiry.

Please use the simple enquiry form on this page or feel free to telephone us. Choosing the right option is not always easy and we are happy to direct clients towards the most appropriate ambition. We will then send out Booking Forms and Terms & Conditions.

Clients booking with us must read specific details on the ABOUT YOUR GUIDES and ABOUT SKYE GUIDES LTD pages before booking.

We have limited coverage for mobile phones on Skye so please call our landline or send SMS text messages if contacting the mobile number 07769 221 500. Voice-mail messages are unreliable and sometimes take days to arrive.

Winter Activities 2014/15 season.

There are two distinct styles of outing available:

  • Winter Mountaineering: At a technical level suited to your ambitions; average 8 hours per day.
  • Winter Walking: Low technical difficulty in beautiful scenery; average 4-5 hours per day.

Guiding Prices

The prices listed below are split between all course participants. Please consult the winter course pages for details including our recommended ratios of client to guide.

Winter Prices 2014/2015

Winter Mountaineering
(Total cost between all participants)
Winter Walking
(Total cost between all participants)
1 Day£230£180
2 Day£450£350
3 Day£660£500
4 Day£840£670
VAT inclusive prices

Winter Accommodation

We have very good local connections with a variety of accommodation providers including bunkhouses, B&Bs and a self-catering cottage. We are happy to make arrangements for you. Any combination of accommodation and days of guiding is available.

 

Summer Activity Prices 2015

Black Cuillin Scrambling including Inaccessible Pinnacle, Munros & Classic Scrambles

These prices are for the services of the guide exclusively for your party. All technical equipment is provided and included in the price.

Black Cuillin Prices 2015. Daily rates for private guiding.

RATIO/NUMBER OF DAYS1-day2-day3-day4-day
1:1230450660880
1:2250490720930
1:32705207801000
1:42805508201080
VAT inclusive prices.

 

Cuillin Ridge Traverse

A successful Traverse is only possible in good (largely dry rock) conditions. Dealing with this is complex but our policy is the fairest that we have come up with. For 2015 the premium price is paid in advance with a refund given if no Traverse attempt is made.

RIDGE TRAVERSE COURSE PRICES 2015

Ratios3-day course**4-day course5-day courseRefund for no Traverse attempt
1:175010001100£30 per day
1:285011001200£40 per day
1:390012001400£50 per day
1:4N/APOAPOA
Price inclusive of VAT, overnight pay for guide on bivouac, technical equipment and evening meal for Traverse. Excludes extra transport costs often necessary.
** Only available to clients with previous Cuillin experience.

Example-

3 people book a 4-day course but make no attempt at a Ridge Traverse in that period; a refund of £200 will be given.

2 people book a 4-day course. Day 1 practising techniques & packing, days 2&3 Traversing and day 4 rock climbing close to the sea at Elgol whilst collecting the car.

This is the ultimate in British mountaineering expedition and prices reflect the huge amount of effort from both client and guide to succeed. In addition to the climbing difficulties logistics such as transport, food, water and bivvy equipment all need to be precisely organised.  The majority of our Traverses take place over 2 days with an average 36 hours spent on the hill. Compare this to an average of just 10 hours to ascend & descend the Matterhorn.

Rock Climbing 2015

Daily rates for rock climbing are calculated on a basis of £190 for a single client and an additional £20 for each extra person. All technical equipment is provided and included in the price.

Rock climbing1 Day2 Day3 Day4 Day
1 Person£190£370£540£700
2 People£210£410£580£760
VAT inclusive prices

Other Services we offer.

Guiding away from Skye

Mainland Mountaineering
We are always happy to arrange a guide for mountaineering objectives on the Scottish Mainland. We instruct and guide on the North face of Ben Nevis in winter with accommodation in the CIC hut often possible. Other popular requests are the more exposed Munros and Tops such as An Teallach, the Forcan Ridge, Aonach Eagach and Liathach. Guiding rates are the same and expenses for the guide’s travel time and accommodation are charged at cost price.

Alpine Climbing
Skye Guides works with Frost Guiding to offer a high quality guiding service for any Alpine objectives. Assessments and training done in the Cuillin allow clients to arrive fully prepared for suitable ambitions. We can offer a combined price for training courses on Skye followed by an Alpine course with Frost Guiding.

 

 TV, photography, camping, nature walks etc.

Prices depend on the nature of the outing and are based on  factors such as the degree of danger involved, numbers in the party and the level of input by Skye Guides Ltd.

Below are some examples of pricing…

  • High adrenalin outing for 12on a Stag do. Tyrolean Traverse and sea-level traversing. £450 (2 guides)
  • Photography outing including bivouac for sunset and dawn from Red Cuillin. 1 client. £300
  • Guide party of 12 through Glen Sligachan from Coruisk following a boat trip approach from Elgol. Geology, natural history and photography. £300
  • Guide party of 5 along the Trotternish Ridge. 2 days with an overnight camp. £450
  • Provide Industrial Roped Access safety for film crew in a Quarry. 2 technicians and equipment provided. £750
  • Guide a coach party of 40 on a short, easy but beautiful walk (2 hour). £280
  • Natural history walk, 2 clients, seeking otters and eagles (5 hours). £190