Beginners scrambling course
Why should I do this course?
You love being out in the mountains hill walking and want to have a go at mountain scrambling knowing that you are in safe hands. Alternatively you may already have done grade 1 scrambles like Striding Edge or Swirral Edge and want to try something harder with the safety of a rope. Scrambling is a hugely challenging, yet enjoyable activity and is accessible to all levels of ambition. Although not as serious as rock climbing, when you are scrambling you can find yourself in some very exhilarating situations.
What does this course cover?
Beginners guided scrambling is a two day course spending time on classic summer scrambling routes at grades 1,2 and 3. We hope to cover some classic mountain scrambles like Pinnacle Ridge, Cam Crag Ridge, Slab and Notch on Pillar, Harrison Stickle in Langdale, Easy Terrace and Giants Crawl on Dow.
We will guide you up the scrambles, often protected by a rope, teaching you how to place your feet and which are the best hand holds. You will get a really good idea about what level of scrambling you are happy with and might attempt on your own.
What do I need to have done before?
You should be hill fit and happy to spend a day in the fells walking. No other experience needed.
Who else will be on the course?
The course will be run on a maximum 1 instructor to 4 client ratio.
Kit we provide.
We provide all technical kit for the activity.
What do I need to bring?
You will need a packed lunch, waterproofs, spare jumper, walking boots or similar and rucksack. If you have your own harness and helmet please bring these too.
Mon 20th & Tues 21st March
Mon 17th & Tues 18th April
Mon 1st & Tues 2nd May
Mon 12th & Tues 13th June
Mon 31st July & Tues 1st Aug
Mon 21st & Tues 22nd Aug
Mon 11th & Tues 12th Sept
Mon 9th & Tues 10th Oct
Sat & Sun
25th & 26th March
15th & 16th April
27th & 28th May
24th & 25th June
22nd & 23rd July
19th & 20th Aug
10th & 11th Sept
14th & 15th Oct
25th & 26th Nov
If you don’t see dates that suit, you can book privately on dates arranged for you.[/fusion_tab]
2 day course price is £200
The course is non-residential and here is a list of suggestions for accommodation to suit every pocket.
You will need to travel to and from the course but we can provide transport during the course. We therefore suggest you book accommodation in, or near Ambleside.
A minimum of 2 people is required for the course to run.
You can simply book online and fill in the booking form all in one go.
We use world pay to make things safe and as easy as possible for you.
Once you have booked online, you will receive a confirmation email for your booking with all the arrangements for your activity.
If you are wanting to book an activity which starts within 48 hours of the booking date, please call us so that we can process your booking on the phone. This will ensure you don’t miss out and can have a great time on the activity.
If you would like to email or chat please don’t hesitate to get in touch.