Scrambling is an adventurous and challenging way of reaching your favourite summits in the Lake District. Following rocky ridges, impressive buttresses and exciting spurs, scrambling is the fluid area between conventional walking and more formal rock climbing. The routes on our Scrambling Course provide a fantastic opportunity to survey fine views of the surrounding Lake District fells and pick out the distant walkers on potentially busier paths. Good scrambling terrain tends to be broken rocky ground requiring careful footwork, simple rock climbing skills and a good head for heights.
Our introductory Scrambling Course offers the summer hill walker the chance to climb some of the classic scrambling routes and ridges in the Lake District. We will instruct you during the course in the techniques to enable you to move quickly, confidently and safely over steep and rocky ground, plus the basic rope work and route choice skills to become self-sufficient. The severity of the scrambles undertaken will be tailored to your present ability, from the classic Striding Edge on Helvellyn to Jack’s Rake on Pavey Ark or Tarn Crag.
You should have experience of 3 season hill walking, a good head for heights and steeper terrain and a reasonable level of fitness.
Please DO NOT book accommodation or make non-changeable travel arrangements until the course is confirmed to run.