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.
We have limited coverage for mobile phones on Skye so please call our landline or send SMS text messages if contacting the mobile number. Voice-mail messages are unreliable and sometimes take days to arrive.
We specialise in providing private guiding and instruction for individuals, pairs or parties. In winter we charge a fixed daily fee for services so the cost can be split between the group. Price tables below cover most requests that we get. Examples of pricing for other services we offer are given at the foot of the page.
The safety of our clients and quality of our service is of paramount importance. There are walking peaks where the guide can safely look after large parties but 1:4 is our maximum recommended ratio for most objectives in the Black Cuillin.
Summer Activity Prices 2014
Inaccessible Pinnacle, Munros & Scrambling
The figures listed are total costs for the services of the guide exclusively for your party. All technical equipment is provided and included in the price.
|1 Day||2 Day||3 Day||4 Day|
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.
Clients with no previous Cuillin experience (exceptions acan be made for those with extensive alpine or greater range experience) must book a 4-day course to allow time for training and assessment. £900 for 1 or 2 people.
Clients with suitable Cuillin experience and fitness can keep initial their outlay down by booking 2, 3 or 4 days of private guiding. If the weather is good enough for an attempt an upgrade is possible with the balance due before setting off. See below for examples of how it works.
|2 Days||3 Days||4 Days||4 Days with Traverse||2-Day Traverse|
1 person books 4 days of private guiding (£780) and makes an attempt at a Ridge Traverse in that period. Premium due £120
2 people pay £450 for 2 days of private guiding but make a 2-day attempt on the Traverse instead because conditions are good. Premium due £250
A popular option to maximise chances of a weather window- 2 People pay £660 for 3 days of private guiding but make a 2-day attempt on the Traverse instead (because conditions are good.) Premium due £40. NB if the 3rd day is also used an extra day rate is due.
Rock Climbing 2014
Prices remain the same as for 2013. Daily rates for rock climbing are calculated on a basis of £170 for a single client and an additional £30 for each extra person. All technical equipment is provided and included in the price.
|Rock climbing||1 Day||2 Day||3 Day||4 Day|
Winter Activities 2013/14 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.
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 Mountaineering |
(Total cost between all participants)
(Total cost between all participants)
We have very good local connections with a variety of accommodation providers including our own self-catering cottage. We are happy to make arrangements for you. Any combination of accommodation and days of guiding is available.
|Type of Accommodation||Prices from||Notes|
|Glas Bheinn Self-Catering Cottage||£195 per week||3, 4 or 7 nights available|
|Hotel Dinner B&B based on 2 sharing||£50pp||Single supplement £15 per night|
|B&B with Self Catering facilities based on 2 sharing||£30pp||Single supplement £15 per night|
|Bunkhouse with Self Catering facilities||£16pp|
|Kinloch Lodge Hotel. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast in Skye's first and only Michelin starred hotel||From £99pp||Suitable for clients booking Winter Walking guiding|
- 3/5 courses: Practical and popular. Book 3 days of guiding in your 5 day stay. This allows for rest days, using the best weather days and time to explore the island.
Other Services we offer.
Guiding away from Skye
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.
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 8. Tyrolean Traverse and sea-level traversing. £400 (2 guides)
- Photography outing including bivouac for sunset and dawn from Red Cuillin. 1 client. £250
- Guide party of 12 through Glen Sligachan from Coruisk following a boat trip approach from Elgol. Geology, natural history and photography. £240
- Guide party of 5 along the Trotternish Ridge. 2 days with an overnight camp. £400
- Provide Industrial Roped Access safety for film crew in a Quarry. 2 technicians and equipment provided. £650
- Guide a coach party of 40 on a short, easy but beautiful walk (2 hour). £240
- Natural history walk, 2 clients, seeking otters and eagles (5 hours). £190