One of the best alternatives to a two day traverse is to tackle sections of the Ridge over four or five days:
Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir & Bruah na Frithe
at the northern end form a natural circuit from Sligachan.
when combined with Garbh Bheinn and Clach Glas gives the finest introduction to the extended nature of Skye scrambling, and often magnificent views of the entire Cuillin.
Sgurr a’ Mhadaidh, Sgurr a’Greadaidh, Sgurr Banachdich & Sgurr Dearg
may be traversed from Glen brittle, and in any given week, there is usually a day with higher cloud to the south of the range:
Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr Dubh & Sgurr Nan Eag
Four Big Days, but realistic and flexible planning will make the most of your limited time. Many clients hoping to complete all the Munros during their holiday allow five days.
All these peaks may be climbed from a valley base, but I would suggest checking out the drying facilities of your accommodation before making a firm booking, and also checking our availability well in advance.
Resources are even more scarce on the islands and peak season accommodation can be hard to come by close to the Cuillin.
If you would like to explore some of the classic rock climbs on the island, we can show you some real gems on the misty isle. Clicking on the following image will reveal some of the finest and roughest rock climbs in the country.