intro to mountaineering

Two days in the mountains, aimed at hill walkers looking to experience scrambling.  Starting with grade I and progressing into grade II with some roped scrambles

2 Day course

1 person: £370 (£185 per day)

2 people: £200pp (£100pp per day)

people: £170pp (£85pp per day)

people: £150pp (£75pp per day)

Scrambling in Langdale

OVERVIEW

As a hillwalker, this course will allow you to experience scrambling on grade I ground and progress through to roped scrambles at grade II.  We will be looking at the fundamentals of scrambling movement and looking to build confidence to move over rocky steps, loose ground and steep scree. 

 

Scrambling is found somewhere between walking and climbing. Scrambling is fluid and dynamic and requires good judgement but can be thoroughly rewarding due to the adventurous terrain it allows you to access. 

On day 2 we will look into safe guarding technical sections of scrambles and introduce scrambling rope work over technical ground, in ascent and descent.  

 

This course requires no scrambling experience and is an introduction to mountaineering. 

 

Example itinerary​:

 

Day 1:

  • Planning and preparation

  • Clothing, gloves and gear

  • Fundamental climbing & movement skills

  • Route finding 

  • Assessing risk and making judgement 

  • Movement coaching 

  • Complete a grade 1 scramble

Day 2:

Complete a grade 2/3 scramble 

  • Tying in to the rope

  • Climbing equipment and technical gear - how to place and remove it

  • Moving as a rope team

  • Basic knots 

  • Safeguarding descent

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

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Exclusive discount for LDM customers when booking this course

Course Ratios

1:4 day one - 1 guide can supervise up to 4 people on grade 1 terrain

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

 

A party larger than 2 will require multiple instructors for day 2 - 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.

Pre-Requisites 

This course would suit hillwalkers looking to experience scrambling or scramblers looking to gain confidence and move into roped scrambles 

We will be looking at the fundamentals of scrambling movement and looking to build confidence to move over rocky steps, loose ground and steep scree. 

Equipment

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 can be provided, feel free to bring your own

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

Venue

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: Jack's Rake, Cam Crag Ridge, Middlefell Buttress, Raven Crag etc

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

Please use the book now button to make an enquiry for a course and check our availability to run a course for you 

2022 Dates - 2 day course 

Starting on:

20th July 

25th August

29th Sept

Looking for a bespoke course?

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Big group scrambling - 1:2 ratio
Big group scrambling - 1:2 ratio

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Safeguarding technical steps
Safeguarding technical steps

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Dow Crag Scrambles
Dow Crag Scrambles

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Big group scrambling - 1:2 ratio
Big group scrambling - 1:2 ratio

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CONTACT

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

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