5 day - mountaineering course

Join us for 5 days in the mountains and develop your mountain skills.  Climb, Scramble and Navigate across the Lake District. 

5 Day Course

1 person: £1000 (£200 per day)

2 people: £550pp (£110pp per day)

3 people: £500pp (£100pp per day

4 people: £475pp (£95pp per day)

5 people: £450pp (£90pp per day)

6 people: £425pp (£85pp per day)



Join us for an inclusive week in the mountains.

On this course we are looking to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of the mountain environment. 

When joining this course, there are no pre-requisites. 

You may be a complete beginner wanting to experience the mountains and be guided for 5 days in the mountains, or you may have some prior knowledge and are wanting some improvement and development to progress forwards into your own adventures. 

We can run the week on a bespoke basis and tailor the programme towards your aims. 

The 5 days are split down to allow focus on each element of mountaineering:

Climbing:  2 days

Scrambling:  2 days

Navigation:  1  Day

Example itinerary​:


Day 1:  In the mountain environment, we will complete a fell walk and look into the following techniques:

  • Planning and preparation

  • Maps, scales and symbols 

  • Grid references

  • 4 D's of navigation and map interpretation

  • Measure distances

  • Timings & pacing

  • Compass & bearings 

Day 2 & 3:  Scrambling, progress from grade 1 to roped scrambles 

  • Grade 1 scrambling

  • Movement and coaching

  • Route finding

  • Emergency rope work

  • Roped scrambles

  • Terrain judgement 

  • Down climbing and descending

Day 4 & 5:  Rock climbing, progression from single pitch into multi pitch

  • Top rope climbing 

  • Wearing a harness

  • Climbing movement 

  • Tying in & belaying 

  • Climbing equipment, placement and removal 

  • Climbing calls and seconding climbs 

  • Completing a multi pitch route 

  • Descent - lowers & abseils

We hope these 5 days will inspire your future adventures and open door for you to progress independently into the mountains, where great adventures will be undertaken. 

This course is non-residential

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

Read more about AMI here: About AMI


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Exclusive discount for LDM customers when booking this course


Up to 6 people on this programme

This is private and bespoke - we will supply instructors for technical terrain and run at 1:2 ratio where appropriate

Day 4 & 5 are the technical day, where we need to split into 1:2 ratio to safely manage the teams. 

We will try to supply the same guide(s) for the week 



No experience necessary

We can tailor all days to your skillset, experience and fitness - tailoring the programme as necessary 

We want to introduce you to all the mountains have to offer so we can tailor each day for you

Please contact us to discuss any queries 


All technical equipment is provided. 

Ropes and climbing hardware all provided and inclusive of the price

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

Harness & Helmet provided

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and have your own rock shoes. 

Click here for a rock shoes buyers guide


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.

We regularly use the Langdale & Borrowdale valleys but there are many good areas to choose from - let us know where you're saying and we can tailor the programme

We will meet you on location with everything you need for your session

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

Looking for a bespoke course?

For further information and enquiries, please use the contact form


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

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