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, teach you how to place your feet and which are the best handholds. 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.
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 2 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.
This course can be run with up to 4 people on day 1 and we can chat about what level you’re at and do a 1:2 ratio to enable harder scrambles to be done?.
Day one, we would charge our 1:4 rate
Day two, we would charge our 1:2 rate per pair
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.
We take all booking as a private guiding/instruction. This is so that we can book you in for your tailored booking.
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.