Mountain Scrambling Course

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

Grade: Introductory | 2 hill days | Guide ratio 1:3

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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.

Trip dossier

Mountain Scrambling Course

  • Ropes and Technical Equipment (not harness or helmet)
  • 2 days’ instruction
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Personal clothing
  • Harness – can be hired, please advise waist size on hire form
  • Helmet – can be hired
  • Boots (can be hired)
  • Accommodation, lunches or meals

Ambleside has a wealth of accommodation varying from Guest Houses and Hotels to Youth Hostels. Ambleside Online is an excellent website to help you choose your accommodation.

Guest Houses / Bed and Breakfast

The course will commence from The Adventure Peaks Shop in Ambleside at 9.15am from where any equipment required will be issued. Each day will finish at 5.00-5.30pm (the final day may finish slightly earlier to take account of onward travel.)

During the course we normally ask clients to share transport. If you are without transport we ask that you contribute to the shared cost.

4 reviews for Mountain Scrambling Course

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    Great instructor – Mark was a credit to which pics we had a great weekend. Big thank you to mark for making the weekend-fun, enjoyable and we both learned new skills-exactly what we wanted. Thanks

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Ian was a fantastic instructor, I learned a lot and got everything from the course that I hoped for. Thanks

  3. Rated 4 out of 5


    Really good teaching and build up of skills and we even did an easy ‘Rock Climb’!
    Very patient instructor who did not shout or seem at all stressed – he seemed V. in control.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent guide in Ian Oldham…he’s an excellent mountain guide, very knowledgeable, competent and personable. It was a pleasure to be in his company and to benefit from his experience. A great day on Pinnacle Ridge, stunning scenery and excellent instruction…all round excellent course. Great information and detail provided.

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Land Only Availability Days Price Book
27th Aug 2019 - 28th Aug 2019