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Lake Disrict mountain guides

guided mountain days

Guided Scrambling 

Experience classic scrambles of the Lakes and get into some adventurous terrain. Get off the beaten track and take the road less travelled through technical ground, guided by MCI qualified instructors. 

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


1:1 £210

1:2 £240



Guided scrambling is a thrilling outdoor activity that combines elements of hiking and climbing. It involves ascending rocky terrain, where hands and feet are used for balance and support.  This may involve walking over ridges, moving through exposed terrain or ascending easy rock climbing sections to make progress. 


Lake District Mountaineering offers a private guiding service for scrambling & mountaineering all over the national park.  For this service we engage local, active and experienced Mountaineering Instructors to support you on your journey and offer a high quality experience for LDM customers.

These privates days work best for small groups and individuals that are looking for a more focussed experience towards achieving a technical mountain day or looking to complete a specific scramble. 

Our private guided days allow us to focus on you and your group, this allows for tailored instruction and coaching to take place.

On enquiry we will discuss your objectives and aspirations as well as your experience levels, this will allow for us to create a bespoke programme for you. 

Scrambling is a fantastic way to explore the mountains, include a scramble as part of your mountain journey to create an exciting and memorable day in the hills.


Experienced Guides

Our certified guides have extensive knowledge of the local terrain and are trained to provide expert instruction, ensuring a safe and enjoyable adventure.

Tailored Adventures

Whether you're a beginner seeking an introduction to scrambling or an experienced mountaineer looking for a new challenge, our guided adventures are customised to meet your specific skill level and goals.

Safety First

Safety is our top priority. Our guides are trained MCI's and they are equipped with top-of-the-line gear to ensure a secure adventure.

Diverse Terrain

Our guided adventures encompass a variety of terrains, from ridge traverses and steep gullies to rocky buttresses. This provides a rich and varied experience for participants.

Equipment Provided

We supply all necessary technical gear, including harnesses, helmets, ropes, and hardware, ensuring you have access to high-quality equipment for a safe and enjoyable adventure.

Skill-Building Opportunities

Our adventures offer opportunities for skill development, including route finding, climbing/movement techniques, and navigation in challenging terrain.

Guided scrambling - Lake District Guides
Guided scrambling - Jacks Rake


Qualified Guides

  • Our guides are qualified mountaineers with extensive knowledge of graded scrambles. They are certified and trained to a high standard.  This standard is upheld through Mountain Training and our instructors hold the MCI award and are professional members of AMI.

Passion to inspire:

We're committed to leading by example, sharing knowledge, fostering growth and encouraging positivity in all climbing activities we provide. 

Personalised Instruction

Our guides can offer one-on-one instruction, providing personalised tips and techniques to help climbers improve their skills and confidence on the rock.

Flexibility and Adaptability

Your adventure is designed to accommodate your schedule and preferences. Whether it's a single day excursion or a development plan over multiple days, we're here to make it happen.

Passion for Mountains

We are avid mountaineers ourselves, and our passion for the sport is evident in the experiences we create. We genuinely love sharing our knowledge and helping others discover the joy of the mountains

Memories that Last a Lifetime

Mountaineering is an opportunity for personal growth and unforgettable memories. Our tailored approach ensures that your climbing adventure is a story you'll cherish forever.



Grade I

Striding and Swirral Edge

Blencathra: Hall's Fell Ridge & Sharp Edge 

Jack's Rake

Long Crag Buttress & The Bell


Grade II

Langdale: Tarn Crag, Jacks Rake, Harrison Stickle South West Face

Coniston Old Man: Brim Fell Slabs

The Napes: Thread the Needle and Sphinx Ridge


Grade III

Middlefell Buttress & Continuation

Pillar: Slab & Notch climb

Pinnacle Ridge

Dove Nest Crag & Cam Crag Ridge

Scafell, West Wall Traverse & Broad Stand


1:4 Ratio - Grade I


1:2 Ratio - Grade II & III

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


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


No experience necessary 

A head for heights in beneficial


For grade III - it is beneficial if you can wear and fit a harness correctly

But we can teach you how to do this and show you how to tie in safely

We can run the day in line with your experiences and skillset and tailor the day for you. 


All technical equipment is provided. 

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

Harness & Helmet provided but

 you can bring your own

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and suitable 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

Dates on request


Please us the contact form or email us to enquire and we can organise a guided day based on your availability (and ours)


We can supply additional instructors for larger groups - 1:2 ratio for safety in grade III terrain 

Scrambling Dow Crag


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

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