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2 Day Cuillin Preparation

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: 

  1. Technical Skills 
  2. Tying in 
  3. Belaying 
  4. Moving as a team on technical terrain 
  5. Placing and removing gear 
  6. Racking Gear 
  7. Scrambling in descent 

Day 2:

  1. Taking Coils 
  2. Movement Skills 
  3. Moving together and short pitching
  4. Equipment and packing 
  5. Abseiling 
  6. 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:

  1. A qualified Mountaineering Instructor affiliated with AMI
  2. Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
  3. Technical equipment 
  4. Professional coaching & instruction
  5. Small ratios and focussed guiding

Read more about AMI here: About AMI

What to bring

Waterproof Jacket

Waterproof Trousers

Fleece Layer

Spare Warm Top

Hat & Gloves

Boots/Approach Shoes 

Your boots need to be sturdy and supportive - we recommend a mid boot or approach shoe for scrambling as some climbing will be involved

Take a look at:

  1. Scarpa Mescalito
  2. La Sportiva TX4

30-40L Rucksack

Lunch & Snacks

1 litre water

Personal Medication


Equipment provided:



Technical equipment



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​


We will send a full course itinerary on booking

Group discount available

£380 per person

Tue 23rd - Wed 24th Aug
09:00 - 16:00 every day · 2 spaces left
Wed 24th - Thu 25th Aug
09:00 - 16:00 every day · 2 spaces left
Thu 25th - Fri 26th Aug
09:00 - 16:00 every day · 2 spaces left


Cancellation Policy


In the unlikely event we have to cancel, we will offer a full refund if an alternate date can't be offered.

We can also issue vouchers to be used on other events or sessions with us. 

If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).

If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.

Winter course conditions: It may be necessary to change the outline of the courses to offer general mountaineering/mountain skills programmes with part refunds.


In the current COVID climate, here is our COVID stance and policy. 

Any booking that cannot go ahead due to Covid restrictions or national lockdowns will be given a full refund. 

In light of the successful vaccine roll out and easing of restrictions in England, we are not offering COVID refunds at this time. 

We take our health very seriously here at LDM, our instructors will wear face masks in close contact scenarios and we will regularly use hand sanitiser. Our instructors are double vaccinated and COVID aware, following all up to date information.

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Where we'll meet

The meeting location is decided on the day.

We will be in touch regarding the meeting locations and suitable venues for the day during the booking process We will send a full itinerary detailing all meeting locations for the day

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