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Striding Edge and Swirral Edge - Guided Days

guided mountain days 

lakes classic ridges

Four classic ridges, two mountain days. 

Striding Edge & Swirral Edge and Sharp Edge & Hall's Fell Ridge.

Helvellyn & Blencathra. 

2 DAYS

GUIDING PRICES

1 person: £380

2 people: £200pp (£100pp per day)

3 people: £150pp (£75pp per day) 

4 people: £120pp (£60pp per day)

5 people: £100pp (£50pp per day)

6 people: £90pp (£45pp per day)

WHAT IS SCRAMBLING?

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. 

OVERVIEW

This is a 2 day experience completing 4 classic Lake District ridge scrambles.  All scrambles are 3 star routes and sought after by mountaineers and hill walkers.  

Day 1:

Helvellyn - Striding Edge and Swirral Edge 

The starting location for this walk is in Glenridding.

The route head up Mire's Beck and onto Birkhouse Moor.  From here we will the path into the infamous Hole in the Wall and the beginning of Striding Edge. 

You will be guided over the ridge, with the instructor on hand to route find, coach your movement and safeguard any tricky sections on route, this will take you onto teh summit. 

From here, it is down via Swirral Edge and an optional extra on the walk is Catstyecam, another summit before we descend via Greenside Mines.

Day 2:

Blencathra - Hall's Fell Ridge & Sharp Edge 

Starting from Threlkeld we make our way to the base of Hall's Fell Ridge.  This is a great ridge and gets us moving across scrambling terrain. 

The ridge tops out directly on the summit.

From here, we descend down to Scales Tarn and onto Sharp Edge. This is the main event. 

We make our descent via Doddick Fell.

WHATS ON OFFER?

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.

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.

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These guided days are 5+ hours long.  We meet for 9:00am and should arrive back at the cars for 3:00pm-4.00pm - the length of this day means we can reach the high fells and provide a full itinerary.

Contact us today to request a date and start your journey to conquer these classic Lakes scrambles.

 

WHY CHOOSE US?

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 member 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, or a trip that is private for your group; 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.

Ratios

1:6 Ratio

Grade 1 scrambling

Safety is paramount so no more than 6 people per 1 instructor in grade 1 terrain. 

 

A party larger than 6 will require multiple instructors - we can supply instructors adhering to our ratios - please enquire.  

Pre-Requisites 

No experience necessary 

A head for heights in beneficial

 

The days are progressional and we are looking to build confidence in technical ground and on the scrambles.

All ridges are grade 1 scrambles in stunning locations

Equipment

All technical equipment is provided. 

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

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

 

Venue

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

This itinerary is selected to showcase the best of the Lakes scrambling by experiencing the classic ridges of Helvellyn & Blencathra

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 - 1:6 ratio for safety in this terrain 

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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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Phone or WhatsApp:

07458353048

If calls are missed we will respond when possible, please leave a voicemail or text message where possible.

Thank you

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