Introduction to Scrambling

Introduction to Scrambling
Have you been hillwalking and wondered how to bridge the gap to grade 1 scrambling? This introduction to scrambling course helps address those skills and shows you how to safely approach mountain scrambles.  

Pushed up out of the prehistoric oceans, folded and twisted under massive pressure and force and then eroded by first the great Ice Ages and then the weather; the Mountains of Snowdonia are as good an alpine playground as anywhere in the UK. With soaring ridge lines and rocky buttresses, there are few other places with such a wealth of world-class scrambling in such a concentrated area as Snowdonia. There is no better place in the UK to have an Introduction to Scrambling. So if you want to come and explore these areas, we can guide you on any routes that we feel are right for your level of experience, and if you wanted can teach you the mountain skills to go it alone.

This Introduction to Scrambling course is an instructional and gudied course teaching all the skills you need to know to head out scrambling under your own steam. These will include:

  • Mountain Navigation
  • Route Choice and Guidebooks
  • Security on Steep Ground
  • Managing Safety
  • Ascending and Descend difficult steps.
  • Basic Emergency Ropework

We firmly believe that with the concentration of classic easy scrambles that Snowdonia has that there is no better place to have an introduction to scrambling course. Our inbstructors have worked extensivcely in North Wales and many deliver courses teach people to instruct in this type of terrain. As such they have a unique set of skills that goes beyond guiding people in the mountains. They can also train people to develop the skills be self-sufficent be it navigating or scrambling throuhg the moutnains.

 
Prior Experience: Some hillwalking experience
Duration: 5 Day
Cost: £600

Course Start Dates:
April 30, 2018
  • NB: We can arrange course dates to meet your requirements.

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    Photos from Previous Courses

    Simon Lake on the Crib Y Drygsl, heading back down towards Crib Coch. As part of the gobsmacking Cwm Glas Horseshoe. It's always good the grab a day in the hills with the conditions as good as this.

    Simon Lake on the Crib Y Drygsl, heading back down towards Crib Coch. As part of the gobsmacking Cwm Glas Horseshoe. It's always good the grab a day in the hills with the conditions as good as this.

    Snowdon looking amazing in Winter Conditions back in 2010.

    Snowdon looking amazing in Winter Conditions back in 2010.

    Walking up to the North Ridge of Crib Coch

    Walking up to the North Ridge of Crib Coch

    Cresting the Dolmen Ridge, Grade III, ogwen valley

    Cresting the Dolmen Ridge, Grade III, ogwen valley

    Snowdon on a fine summers days.

    Snowdon on a fine summers days.

    Snowdon on a fine spring day with a slight inversion far below.

    Snowdon on a fine spring day with a slight inversion far below.

    Learning about ice axe and crampoins on Winter Skills course

    Learning about ice axe and crampoins on Winter Skills course

    Hillwalking in Snowdonia, here on the remote Mynydd Mawr a small but beautifully set mountain on the edge of the National Park.

    Hillwalking in Snowdonia, here on the remote Mynydd Mawr a small but beautifully set mountain on the edge of the National Park.