Advanced Mountaineering Course
Why should I do this advanced mountaineering course?
If you have done some easy summer scrambles (grade 1) and want to learn how to use a rope on harder scrambles and progress onto easier climbs then this is the course for you.
What does this course cover?
Advanced summer mountaineering is a 5 day course covering summer scrambling routes at grades 2,3,4 and easy climbs.
We hope to cover some classic mountain scrambles like Pinnacle ridge, Slab and Notch on Pillar, Harrison’s stickle in Langdale, Easy terrace and Giants crawl on Dow. Easy climbs like Middlefell buttress in Langdale, brown slabs in Borrowdale and C Ordinary route on Dow.
We will teach you first, when and how to use a rope to protect yourself and a second while scrambling. This includes taking coils, choosing and using direct belays, indirect belaying and body belays, placing runners, moving together and down climbing. Then we will move onto transferring those skills onto easy (grade difficult) rock climbs.
We also cover how to choose a route and interpret the guidebook.
What do I need to have done before?
You should be hill fit and happy to spend a day in the fells walking. Some experience of easy summer scrambling or indoor rock climbing is helpful but not essential.
Who else will be on the course?
This course is booked by you for you, this way the course will go at your pace enabling us to constantly keep the progression at the best level for you.
We find this gives you increased attention from your instructor as your skills improve through the week. We find this offers excellent progression on the last two days allowing client lead days. Through discussion with your instructor, you have many options for the syllabus on these days to progress at the level that suits you.
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 arrange dates for you.
This course can be run with up to 4 people on all days. We tailor this course to suit you. so if you are two friends together we would just charge for 1:2 ratio.
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.
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.