About scrambling in Snowdonia; “Let no one tell you that these are mere hills. Snowdon, the Glyderau and Cadir Idris are mountains. And Milestone Buttress may only be 200ft high, but it is in the mountains and of the mountains.” (Sparks, Hutton & Rawson, 2005)
Who’s the Discover scrambling course for?
People with a summer hill walking background that wants to take the leap into scrambling
What you get . . . the skills
- Route selection
- Weather predictions and its effect on scrambling
- The fundamentals of moving over rock
- How to protect yourself through movement and good judgement
- How to protect yourself and partner using roped techniques
- Roped techniques includes tying into a rope, knots, improvised rope work, belaying, anchors
- We’ll look at both ascending and descending
What you get . . . the package
Pre event – We will liaise with you to ensure the smooth organisation of the trip, provide you with a kit list, and answer any questions you may have on what equipment to buy.
During the event – Firstly, we will ring you the night before the course and ensure all the group made it safely to the activity location and everybody has the equipment needed. If not we can make provision for harnesses and helmets etc.
- Day 1 –Generally the first day looks at the basics. So we can run through the decisions to be made before you even step foot onto hill. Then, swiftly, we move onto safe and effective movement around the mountain. Not just on the graded terrain, but on the walk to and especially from scrambling routes. The next logical step when we arrive at the scrambling route is to look at movement, and how this feeds into judgements that will ensure you move around the rock confidently and securely.
- Day 2 – So, the main aim of this day is to build on day 1. Now we know you individually we can really start to develop and refine those essential skills, and add new ones in as we undertake our second mountain scramble. We’ll cover the topics we didn’t look at in day one; still concentrating on the basics , but adding new more advanced skills such as the rope work element; including belays, anchors, knots, etc.
Summary of what’s included
- Pre event support on logistics and equipment
- A phone call the night before the course to make sure everybody is fit and healthy
- A qualified MIA
- A guide to client ratio of 1:4
- Guided from start to finish
- A digital photo album of the event
How much does this cost?
- Individual person price starts at £150*
- Group of 2-4 or more; prices start at £125* per person
- Group of 4 or more; prices start at £115* per person.
*= no accommodation. Nights in a premium bunkhouse can be added for £25 per person / per night.
How to book
So, if you already know we can help you with your requirements please contact us with your exact needs. Or if you have any questions not answered in these pages, again, please feel free to ask us them directly. You can contact us via the phone number and email found at the top of the page. Or, fill in the enquiry form at the bottom of the page. Also, take a look at our calendar to see what “Open to All Skills Courses” are coming up soon.
Don’t fancy this; think its a bit easy for you? If so, look at our advanced scrambling (2 day) course, perfect for those people with some scrambling experience already.