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scrambling skills

Our scrambling & mountaineering courses are designed to offer structured learning opportunities to help people gain further knowledge and gain confidence towards their own mountain adventures. 

Below we have a choice of intro and advanced scrambling courses, these courses offer the mountain walker a chance to progress into more technical ground and develop their skills in movement and basic climbing techniques to remain safe in more exposed terrain where hands on the rock may be required. 

Our advanced course offers more rope work and chance to get hands on with the technical aspects of gear, ropes and belays; allowing you safeguard your friends or teammates on more demanding scrambles, graded up to II/III. 

Introduction to scrambling in the lake district

intro to scrambling

This course is aimed at hill walkers looking to experience scrambling and venture onto graded mountaineering ground. We will look at how to operate on grade I scrambles with safe and efficient movement

Learning to take coils for mountaineering

advanced scrambling

For those looking to be independent in grade III scrambling and easy climbing terrain.  This course will develop efficient movement techniques, rope work skills and develop good mountain judgement. 


Cuillin ridge - preparation 

Are you looking to consolidate your scrambling skills ahead of a trip to the Black Cuillin? Then we can help; two days with a guide taking in classic Lakes scrambles and covering lots of mileage in ascent and descent, helping to hone your skills, fitness and rope techniques. 

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mci - Scrambling preparation day

Are you a trainee Mountaineering Instructor? This is a one day workshop to help you hone your skills ahead of assessment or to help consolidate your skills and gain feedback on rope work & guiding techniques.  This is your opportunity to ask lots of questions to people you have been there and done it. 

WHAT customers SAY


I would recommend LDM/Sam to anyone looking for high quality mountaineering instruction.
My partner and I booked onto the Advanced Scrambling course. Sam was excellent; personable and professional. In my view, LDM offer excellent value for money.

Westmorland cairn on Great Gable

The advanced scrambling course was just what I was looking for and really well delivered. There was a lot to take in but Sam was clear calm and incredibly helpful and at all times focused on safety. I would recommend this to all looking to up their scrambling grade.

Scrambling in Langdale

Wanting to get some experience to start more technical scrambles, we booked an advanced scrambling course with Sam.  We had a great couple of days learning new skills, completing scrambles of varying grades and working on effective techniques for more challenging routes. 


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

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