cuillin preparation

Two days days of guided mountaineering throughout the Lake District, all geared towards building experience and confidence towards moving across the Cuillin Ridge 

Instructor Ratio 1:2

Private Days

1 person: £350

2 people: £210pp

Enquire for additional instructors, adhering to our ratios


Lake District Mountaineering offers a private guiding service for scrambling & mountaineering all over the national park.  For this service we engage local, active and experienced Mountaineering Instructors to support you on your journey and offer a high quality experience for LDM customers.

This experience is aimed at anyone looking to gain experience towards heading to the Isle of Skye and undertaking mountaineering days across the Cuillin Ridge.  Use the terrain of the Lake District to prepare for the Cuillin Ridge. 

This course is based in the Lake District and over the course of 2 days you be guided across grade II and grade III terrain similar to the ground covered on the Cuillin Ridge, 

This is an opportunity to undertake some big mountains days and mountaineering enchainments to get a feel for moving efficiently over technical ground. 

Day 1: 

  • Technical Skills 

  • Tying in 

  • Belaying 

  • Moving as a team on technical terrain 

  • Placing and removing gear 

  • Racking Gear 

  • Scrambling in descent 

Day 2:

  • Taking Coils 

  • Movement Skills 

  • Moving together and short pitching

  • Equipment and packing 

  • Abseiling 

  • Lots of scrambling 

The purpose of this experience is to help you gain the knowledge needed for a trip to Skye, to set you up for success and develop the understanding needed for the moving as a team over the ridge.  It will give you prior knowledge of the systems the instructor will use on your trip. 

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  • A qualified Mountaineering Instructor affiliated with AMI

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • Technical equipment 

  • Professional coaching & instruction

  • Small ratios and focussed guiding

Read more about AMI here: About AMI


1:2 Ratio - Grade II & III scrambling

Safety is paramount so no more than 2 people per 1 instructor in technical terrain. 


A party larger than 2 will require multiple instructors - we can supply instructors adhering to our ratios - please enquire.  


No experience necessary 

A head for heights in beneficial


The days are progressional and we are looking to build confidence in technical ground and on the scrambles.

Best for people planning a trip to Skye


All technical equipment is provided. 

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and suitable mountain footwear (boots)

 Please bring the equipment you intend to use on the ridge


Our venues are carefully selected and tailored to get the most out of the programme. 

This itinerary is selected to showcase the best of the Lakes scrambles and get you moving in technical terrain that is similar to what is encountered on the Cuillin

Please use the book now button to make an enquiry for a guided day and check our availability to book a day with LDM

This day is bespoke and can run on any date - subject to instructor availability 

Please enquire for additional instructors - 1:2 ratio for safety in this terrain 

For further information and enquiries, please use the contact form 

Cuillin Ridge
Cuillin Ridge

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We look forward to hearing from you and working towards your mountaineering ambitions and helping to achieve your goals. 

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