sharp edge - blencathra

Hire a guide for the Sharp Edge.  A one day guided experience with a qualified guide across the ridges of Blencathra. 


Instructor Ratio 1:6

Private Day

1 person: £170

2 people: £180 (£90pp)

3 people: £195 (£65pp)

4 people: £220 (£55pp)

5 people: £250 (£50pp)

6 people: £270 (£45pp)

Enquire for additional instructors, adhering to our ratios

Summer sunrise overlooking Sharp Edge on Blencathra; a popular Lake District mountain..jpg


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. 


This day is focussed on 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.

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. 


All scrambles on this day are grade 1. 

The price of this day 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

Read more about AMI here: About AMI


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.  


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 


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)



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 scrambles and experience the classic ridges of Blencathra

Please use the book now button to make an enquiry for a guided day and check our availability to book a day with LDM

This day is bespoke and can run on any date - subject to instructor availability 

Please enquire for additional instructors - 1:6 ratio for safety in this terrain 

For further information and enquiries, please use the contact form 

Sharp Edge
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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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