Scrambling and Mountaineering Courses in the Lake District

Scrambling and Mountaineeting Courses in the Lake District

Scrambling and Mountaineering Courses in the Lake District Overview

Scrambling is a fantastic way of exploring the mountains and is a logical stepping-stone for adventurous hill walkers who want to get off the beaten track and into steeper and more spectacular terrain. Mountain scrambles can vary significantly in difficulty and character and are typically graded from 1 to 3 (the latter being more difficult). Some guidebooks describe more difficult (grade 3) scrambles as easy rock climbs.

The skills required to accurately assess the difficulties that are likely to be encountered and to tackle them safely are significant. We aim to tailor our courses to suit your ability and aspirations. The majority of our scrambling and mountaineering courses are run in the English Lake District, but courses can also be arranged in North Wales and Scotland.

Essential Details

  • Some previous hill walking experience necessary
  • Reasonable level of fitness required
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
  • All safety equipment provided
  • 2 courses available from 1 to 3 days in duration
  • Prices from £140 per day*

Classic Ridges and Rakes

This course is aimed at experienced hill walkers who want to take on classic scrambles such as Striding Edge, Sharp Edge, or Jacks Rake. Perhaps you feel confident doing them under your own steam but want to learn how to look after and safeguard other people?

Advanced Scrambling

Our Advanced Scrambling Course is geared towards people who are confident on easier scrambles and want to start tackling more difficult scrambles and perhaps even some easy rock climbs. Perhaps you have your sights set on one of the UK’s great ridges?

Do I need any previous experience?

Some previous scrambling experience is desirable but not essential. Our Classic Ridges and Rakes Scrambling Course is geared towards adventurous hill walkers who want to find out what scrambling is all about. If you have some scrambling experience but want to learn how to safeguard others or want to approach more difficult scrambles with more confidence, then our Advanced Scrambling Course could be for you. We always strive to offer flexible, tailored instruction specific to your goals.

How many can participate?

Both of our Scrambling courses work well on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis (instructor to participant), although up to 4 people can participate on our Classic Ridges & Rakes Scrambling Course. Both can be booked from one to three days in duration.

How much will it cost?

*Our pricing structure works on a sliding scale: £160 for one day, £150 per day for two days, or £140 per day for 3 days. For more details, please see our pricing structure.

How to book?

Use the enquiry form on this page and we’ll get back to you with all of the details. We require a 30% deposit to secure bookings. If you would like any more information or have a specific question, please send us a message and we’ll be in touch.

What do I need to bring with me?

We will provide all of the safety equipment required, including a helmet and harness. If you have any of your own equipment that you would like to use, we will encourage you to use it as long as its suitable. It’s always good to use your own equipment as it will be familiar to you, and will help you to feel more comfortable. You will need to provide some of your own personal gear including a rucksack, walking/scrambling boots, warm and waterproof clothing, and a packed lunch.


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