The Cuillin Ridgeline on the Isle of Skye in Scotland is a range of craggy mountains stretching 30 rocky peaks over 12 km (7.5 miles). At their highest outcropping, they reach 992 metres (3,255 feet).
They are a mountain climber’s paradise and some of the most challenging terrain to negotiate on foot…
But then there are those who do it differently.
Ascending these rugged peaks was the dream of Danny Macaskill, a climber of sorts: the kind on two wheels.
This professional bike rider and stunt BMX cyclist decided to push the limits of his incomparable skill by making good on his boyhood ambition: riding up and along the notoriously difficult and dangerous Cuillin Ridgeline and capturing the death-defying climb in his latest film The Ridge.
“Growing up in Skye, the Cuillins for me had always been a very inaccessible place. There’s an incredible knife-edge ridge that runs right the way along the top and I’ve always wondered if it would be possible for me to ride my mountain bike up there.”