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Introduction to Scrambling

From: £300.00 Price £150 per day for 1 to 6 people.

Learn all the key skills needed to complete classic scrambles such as Crib Goch, or the Aonach Eagach including Navigation & planning, Route finding, guidebooks and grades, Movement skills, Loose rock and scree, Spotting, Emergency ropework, Hazard Management, and much more.

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Description

Scambling is more then just “a mountain walk up steep ground with the use of ones hands” as the Oxford Dictionary puts it. It’s about climbing to a peak or summit via an interesting and entertaining route. Classics include Crib Goch and Tryfan’s North ridge in Wales or the Aonach Eagach and Liathach in Scotland. These routes time and again get voted as some of the best scenery in the country but do you know what it takes to complete them?

This introduction to scrambling course is about giving you the skills needed so that you can undertake these adventures independently and with confidence. Areas covered by the course include:

  • Navigation & planning
  • Route finding, guidebooks and grades
  • Movement skills
  • Loose rock and scree
  • Spotting
  • Emergency rope-work
  • Hazard Management

Based from 2 to 5 days you will also get to explore some of the most fantastic scenery that this country has to offer.

Who is Introduction to Scrambling for?

This course is great for those people involved in walking groups, student clubs, or just individuals who are looking for a bit more adventure. As a professional mountain instructor, I’m familiar with all the skills needed to improve your confidence in steep ground and open up a lifetime of opportunity for enjoying the British hills safely.

 


Accommodation is not included.

Safety equipment (including ropes) is provided.

Locations for the course will be discussed upon booking. Should we not be able to agree a suitable destination you’ll not be charged.

Please select between two and five days for your course.

Additional Information

Ability

Hill walking fitness – scrambling is a physical activity so you should expect to be able to complete a day in the hills. If you have any concerns over this please get in touch.

Equipment

Waterproof Jacket, Waterproof Trousers, Hat, Gloves, Fleece / Jumper, Sturdy Boots, Rucksack (40l), Food and Drink, Map and Compass, Headtorch (especially in winter)

Location(s)

Snowdonia, The Lake District, Scotland

Start

9am each day

Finish

5pm each day

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