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Advanced scrambling skills


advanced scrambling

This course is for those that have completed some higher end scrambles and easy climbs and are looking to take their skills to the next level.  Gain independence and learn essential skills for mountaineering. 

This course is delivered by mountain professionals that are affiliated with the Association of Mountaineering Instructors





This course is for people with some knowledge of scrambling looking to gain independence towards their own adventures and be autonomous in the skills needed to safeguard themselves on grade III scrambles and easy rock climbs. 

It would suit those looking to plan trips to places such as the Isle of Skye, scramble in areas like the Glyderau, or independently climb Pillar Rock, as examples. We are hoping to equip you for all scrambling and mountaineering terrain that can be found in the UK, helping you to develop the skillset to go and have your own adventures in varied and technical terrain; remaining safe and efficient at all times.

Scrambling is a mixture of hill walking, rock climbing and general mountaineering skills; we want to teach you how to put all of these disciplines together and use the appropriate techniques when the terrain dictates use of these advanced skills. 


Guided Technical Scramble
A supervised scramble on a challenging route as a refresher 
Gear and Equipment
Gear selection for technical scrambling.
Proper fitting of helmets, harnesses, and specialised equipment.
Advanced Scrambling Techniques
Focus on precise footwork, handholds, and body positioning on technical terrain.
Rope Work for Scramblers
Use of knots and hitches
Roped movement as a team on exposed terrain.

 Selecting the appropriate methods of safeguarding the terrain 
Use of Protection
Proper placement and assessment of natural and artificial protection.

Building belays with trad gear.
Abseiling and lowering techniques for steep descents.

Route Assessment and Decision-Making
Analysing routes for technical difficulty and exposure.
Identifying alternate routes and retreat options.

Complete a Scramble Independently 

Take yourself up a scramble under supervision of the instructor 

Technical gear and its application
Fundamental climbing skills
Tying in, belaying
Placing and removing gear
Movement coaching and climbing styles

Moving as a rope team

Taking coils 

Anchor selection

Belaying - direct, indirect and body belays

Rope work for safeguarding your party
Descent - abseiling and managing terrain

Learn scrambling rope work
Scrambling skills in the Lake District


Have covered the course content in a safe and enjoyable outdoor environment, 

Have scrambled on grade III terrain with two big mountain days,

Have a solid understanding of mountaineering movement and scrambling rope work,

Be able to safeguard party members on steep ground, 

Understand belay methods and which is appropriate for the terrain, 

Build solid belays and select good anchors, 

Manage a rope team and select appropriate routes/scrambles.


Small Group Sizes:

Our low instructor-to-participant ratio ensures personalised attention and maximum learning opportunities.

Certified Instructors:

Our experienced and certified instructors are dedicated to your safety and skill development.

Real-World Application:

The course is designed to equip you with practical skills for scrambling adventures up to grade III

Beautiful Locations:

Enjoy learning in some of the most scenic and challenging mountaineering environments in the Lake District.

Expert Instruction:

Learn from certified instructors with extensive scrambling and mountaineering experience.


These courses can be run bespoke for you on any date of your choosing in Spring, Summer and Autumn

We recommned you get in touch to cover this on a bespoke basis so we know you have the right level of experience. 

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Course Ratios

1:2 Ratio

We recommend undertaking this course with your climbing/scrambling partner.

We can help you find a partner but the course needs a minimum of 2 people to run 


We can provide additional instructors adhering to a 1:2 ratio. Please still enquire if you are group larger than 2.


16+ yrs to attend this course

Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

Preferably, you are a competent mountain walker and are a confident scrambler.  Some rock climbing is desirable, for example completion of a Rock Skills Intermediate course.

This course goes into grade III mountaineering ground and easy rock climbing territory.


Helmets can be provided and will be necessary on the scramble

Harnesses and technical equipment can also be provided but you will likely have your own at this level.  

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and have good walking boots or approach shoes that are sticky on rock. 


The course is based In Langdale. 

We will meet for 9:00am on the day at the Stickle Ghyll, National Trust car park. 

The terrain in this valley is amazing for scrambling and we have lots of options here for quick and easy access to good scrambles, and there are some classics in the valley too. 

Day 2 will make use of classic scramble somewhere in the district.

Not quite what you're looking for?

Hire our Lake District Mountaineering instructors for private and tailored programmes.

Suited to your goals & ambitions to make the most of YOUR time in the mountains. 

Day rates: 

1:1 £240

1:2 £140pp



We look forward to hearing from you and working towards your mountaineering ambitions and helping to achieve your goals. 

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