General course information

All courses require a minimum of two participants before they will run. If you book for a course which does not reach this number it will be cancelled, in which case you may change your booking to private guiding (though this will be more expensive at £160 per day for one person).

No dates have been fixed for courses to allow maximum flexibility; just phone and discuss your requirements.

Courses will usually be based in the Cuillin but some activities may make use of the nearer mainland areas of Glen Shiel, Torridon, or Glen Carron (and occasionally further afield) usually in search of better snow conditions.


The Cuillin ridge contains some of the roughest and most demanding terrain in the country, so, for your own enjoyment and safety, you should aim to be appropriately fit before you arrive for your chosen activity.

The particular levels of fitness or experience needed for each activity are clearly laid out in the course description and you should satisfy yourself that you meet the requirements.

If you are in any doubt, please feel free to phone or e-mail us to discuss your concerns.


Skye weather can be fickle, even in summer, and you should be prepared and equipped to go out when it is less than perfect (cold, wet, windy - sometimes all three at once).

Conditions will occasionally dictate a change of plan, with harder outings becoming impracticable, in which case your guide will suggest alternatives based on the size and abilities of the party.

Very infrequently it will be unwise to venture onto the higher hills at all, in which case low-level or coastal walking can be arranged if you wish.


Richard McGuire
4 Matheson Place
Isle of Skye
IV51 9JA

Tel: 01478 613180

Mob: 07796467886


Richard 'Paddy' McGuire

Great Stone Chute