2018 prices are listed lower on this page.
Making an enquiry.
Please use this simple enquiry form to enquire about dates and availability. This gives us a message that we can respond to at any time of the day. We will then send out Booking Forms and Terms & Conditions.
We receive dozens of enquiries each day. Please help us by browsing the extensive information easily found throughout the website before asking. Our INFOCENTRE has a dozen pages and the FAQ page answers many common questions.
Choosing the right course.
We run a bespoke guiding system so correspondence about availability and the suitability of ambitions is normal. Choosing the right option is not always easy and we are happy to direct clients towards the most appropriate ambition. A telephone conversation is often easiest but please browse the website before calling.
Making your booking.
Once dates and ambitions have been finalised please complete and return the booking form to us. For legal reasons clients booking with us must read specific details ABOUT YOUR GUIDES and ABOUT SKYE GUIDES LTD before signing.
Our landline number 00 44 1471 822 116 is by far the most reliable and you are welcome to call any time between 8am and 8pm. We have limited coverage for mobile phones on Skye so please send SMS text messages if contacting the mobile number 07769 221 500. Voice-mail messages are very unreliable and sometimes take days to arrive.
Summer Activity Prices 2018
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 2018. Daily rates for private guiding.
|RATIO/NUMBER OF DAYS||1-day Total|
Cuillin Ridge Traverse
This is our “Premium Product”, a highly sought after objective that is only suitable for those with exceptional fitness and good mountaineering abilities. On average it takes 32 hours with a rough overnight bivouac to complete and extra days are spent maximising chances of success. You will be vetted to make sure that this product is right for you.
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. The premium price is paid in advance with a refund given if no Traverse attempt is made.
RIDGE TRAVERSE COURSE PRICES 2018
|4-day course Total|
|5-day course Total|
|Refund for no Traverse attempt*|
|1:1||£800||£1060||£1350||£20 per day|
|1:2||£900||£1160||£1450||£25 per day|
|1:3||£1020||£1275||£1550||£30 per day|
* Refunds are for clients unfortunate enough to have no suitable weather window to justify an attempt in their 4 or 5-day course.
** 3-day courses are only available to clients with previous Cuillin experience and no refund is given if an attempt isn't feasible.
This covers anything from fun introduction days to intense learn-to-lead courses. Tailor-made days for families are available suitable for parties that often have a wide variety of ability and fitness. All technical equipment is provided and included in the price.
|Rock climbing||1 Day||2 Day||3 Day||4 Day|
|Family (up to 4)||£280||£540||£800||£1000|
All equipment provided
Winter Activities 2017/18 season.
NEW THIS SEASON- OPEN COURSES WITH ACCOMMODATION IN SKYE BASECAMP.
Skye Basecamp is our very own specialised climbers’ hostel. Through winter we offer combined courses with guiding and self-catering accommodation.
|Number of guiding days and bed nights||Basecamp accommodation +|
1:1 Private Guiding
|Basecamp accommodation +|
INTRODUCTION TO SKYE WINTER 1:4 max
|Basecamp accommodation +|
CUILLIN RIDGES AND ROUTES 1:2 max
1:1 prices. Add £25pp
per day for extras
|1 day of guiding with up to 2 nights in Basecamp||£280||N/A||N/A||£250|
|2-day course with 3 nights in Basecamp||£545||£275pp (min 2 clients)||£320pp (min 2 clients)||£490|
|3-day course with 4 nights in Basecamp||£795||£395pp (min 2 clients)||£465pp (min 2 clients)||£725|
|4-day course with up to 6 nights in Basecamp. Allows rest day or uses best 4 days.||£1045||£545pp (min 2 clients)||£645pp (min 2 clients)||£960|
Guides working our winter mountaineering courses are all insured for serious winter climbing conditions, essential for all but a small handful of Black Cuillin outings. They are highly qualified professionals commanding a premium wage so our daily rates reflect this but are split between all course participants. Please consult the winter course pages for details including our recommended ratios of client to guide.
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 for some more unusual activities we can provide
- Photography outing including bivouac for sunset and dawn from Red Cuillin. 1 client. £350
- High adrenalin outing for 12 on a Stag do. Tyrolean Traverse and sea-level traversing. £595 (2 guides)
- Guide party of 12 through Glen Sligachan from Coruisk following a boat trip approach from Elgol. Geology, natural history and photography. £360
- Guide party of 5 along the Trotternish Ridge. 2 days with an overnight camp. £595
- 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). £320
- Natural history walk, 2 clients, seeking otters and eagles (5 hours). £280