Why should I do this course?
You love being out in the mountains hill walking and want to spend 5 days taking in some of the easy mountain scrambles during a walking day. You also want to be more mountain aware and have an understanding of kit and emergency situations. We also look at navigation and route choice amongst other skills.
What does this course cover?
Intro mountaineering is a 5-day course that will teach you how to tackle easy mountain scrambles graded 1 and 2. We will also teach you what to do if things go wrong, what emergency equipment to carry for a group and some navigation to and from the scramble.
Over the 5 days, we will try to get onto scrambles like Striding and Swirral Edge, Sharp Edge, Jacks Rake, Tarn Crag and Cam Crag Ridge. Our aim is that by the end of the week you will be confident to tackle any grade 1 and some grade 2 scrambles on your own and feel self-sufficient and confident in the mountains.
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 is 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.
In the past, we have offered set course dates but have generally found that clients prefer dates that suit their diary.
Responding to this, we now offer this course on any 5 consecutive days to suit both your and our availability.
If you have the choice weekdays are quieter in the hills but many clients have busy lives and weekends suit.
This is no problem, just get in touch and we will dovetail you into the programme.
Prices are per day and we can try and tailor the course to suit your availability. So if you only have 4 days available we can try and condense the course into your time available.
1 instructor to 1 client £200
1 instructor to 2 clients £220
1 instructor to 3 clients £240
1 instructor to 4 clients £260
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.
How to book
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.