Introduction to Scrambling

Lake District or Snowdonia
2 days
Up to 2 people
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Course Overview

This course is the best place to start if you’re a summer hill walker who hasn’t done any scrambling before. Over the two days you’ll learn about scrambling grades and guidebooks, how to move efficiently over technical ground, and you’ll develop you’re ability to route find and make safe mountain decisions. Alongside this we’ll do our best to take in some of the finest mountain scrambles that the UK has to offer.

We only offer this course privately as from experience we have found this to be the best way of ensuring you get the right course for you. Our private course option gives you the ability to choose the course dates, location and whether you’d like to attend on your own or with a friend.

Location: Lake District National Park or Snowdonia National Park.

These locations boast some of the best scrambling in the country. With amazing mountain views and varied scrambling, these venues allow us endless options for improving your scrambling skills, and giving you great mountain journeys.

Dates: Year round.

We are happy to take you scrambling at anytime of the year, come rain or shine. We are confident we can deliver an informative and enjoyable experience regardless of the weather. If however, you know that you would like to stack the odds of warmer drier weather in your favour then you might prefer to book a course between March and November.

Maximum Client to Instructor Ratio: 2:1

We run this course with a maximum of two clients to one instructor. Our low ratios ensure you receive personalised coaching, allowing you to maximise your learning and enjoyment during your course.


1 person £400
2 people £220 per person

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  • Additional Information

    Who is this course for?

    This course is great for anyone with hill walking experience, and a reasonable level of hill fitness, who wants to start enjoying the delights of scrambling.


    Course Aim

    To develop the skills to be able to tackle scrambling terrain confidently.


    Course Content

    On the first morning of your course your instructor will chat to you about your previous experience and aspirations which will enable them to tailor the course to your needs. As such it’s hard to provide a definitive list of topics, therefore a sample of some of the topics that are likely to be covered are provided below:


    • How to interpret mountain weather forecasts
    • How to use scrambling guidebooks and route selection
    • Understanding scrambling grades
    • Equipment selection
    • Route finding & navigation
    • Personal movement skills in technical terrain



    We don’t provide accommodation on our courses as some of our clients would like to stay in luxury accommodation, some in B&B’s, some in bunkhouses and some like to camp. Therefore, we feel our clients benefit from being able choose the accommodation they personally prefer in relation to their budget.



    We will provide all of the necessary safety equipment for your course. All you need to do is bring along any of your own personal kit that you would like to use.


    Further Information

    Upon completion of your booking you will receive the course joining information where you will find more details about your course including: the course meeting point and timings, a suggested kit list and local accommodation options.


    If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Private Course

We only run this course privately as this enables us to tailor it to your personal goals and to ensure it’s pitched at the right level for you. We strongly believe that personalised courses run by great instructors and low client to instructor ratios are key to ensuring you develop your skills safely and swiftly.

Simply select the dates you’d like your course to take place on and we’ll look after tailoring it to you (or you and your friend/s).

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