advanced scrambling

For those looking to progress into grade 3 scrambling and easy climbing terrain.  This course would suit those looking to plan trips to places such as the Isle of Skye, scramble in areas such as the Glyderau, or independently climb Pillar Rock as examples. 

2 day course

1 person: £380 (£190 per day)

2 people: £220pp (£110pp per day)

people: £180pp (£90pp per day)

people: £170pp (£85pp per day)


Scrambling is the grey area of uncertainty between walking and climbing.  Often this is the most dangerous ground to cover - it may be easy sometimes but a fall or slip could have high consequences. 


It is important to be able to judge the terrain and know how to protect it, and safeguard yourself and other members of your party - especially if you have to climb a steeper section of the route. 

On this course we will show you to use the rope, looking at when it should be used and what methods may be appropriate in different scenarios.  


This course is for people comfortable at grade 1 and 2 but looking to develop technical skills to safeguard themselves on grade 3 scrambles and easy climbing.

It would suit those looking to plan trips to places such as the Isle of Skye, scramble in areas such as the Glyderau, or independently climb Pillar Rock as examples.  The course is designed to set you up to tackle these technical mountain summits.


Example itinerary​:


Day 1:

  • Planning and preparation

  • Clothing, gloves and gear

We will guide you on a grade 3 scramble looking at:

  • Fundamental climbing skills

  • Tying in, belaying

  • Placing and removing gear

  • Movement coaching and climbing styles

Day 2:

Complete a grade 2/3 scramble (independently)

  • Learn how to take coils

  • Discuss decision making around moving together and when to pitch

  • Building solid belays

  • Belaying direct, indirect, body belay and when each technique is appropriate

  • Descent - lowers & abseils

The price of this course is inclusive of:

  • A qualified Mountaineering Instructor affiliated with AMI

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • Technical equipment 

  • Professional coaching & instruction

  • Small ratios and focussed guiding

Read more about AMI here: About AMI


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Exclusive discount for LDM customers when booking this course

Course Ratios

1:2 Ratio day one - 2 people per 1 instructor in technical terrain 

1:4 day two - 1 guide can supervise two teams of two, independent scramblers

Safety is paramount so no more than 2 people per 1 instructor in technical terrain.


A party larger than 2 will require multiple instructors - we can supply instructors adhering to our ratios - please enquire.  

Feel free to book as an individual, and we will try to find another climber to run at 1:2 and maximise learning opportunities.  If you want an exclusive booking, then please let us know and will run at 1:1.


This course would suit those looking to plan trips to places such as the Isle of Skye, scramble in areas such as the Glyderau, or independently climb Pillar Rock as examples. 


You will have completed at least 3 grade 1 scrambles and have a head for heights (enjoyed the scrambling)

If you are a novice scrambler or want to scramble for the day in the mountains - take a look at our 'Guided Scrambling' page - this is a guided experience showing you some classic Lake District scrambles.


All technical equipment is provided. 

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

Ropes and climbing hardware all provided and inclusive of the price

Harness & Helmet provided but

ideally you will have your own

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and have appropriate mountain footwear (boots).


Our venues are carefully selected and tailored to get the most out of the programme. 

We can select venues close to your accommodation where possible.

Example venues include: Pinnacle Ridge, Cam Crag Ridge, Middlefell Buttress, Crescent Climb, Jack's Rake etc

We will use well known scrambles, allowing us to teach in contact on real world terrain.

All dates, courses and sessions are displayed on our booking system.  Follow the book now button to view all of our availability and book your course.

Please request a date if our calendar doesn't match your availability

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