Join our scrambling for hillwalkers course to help you gain the confidence and skills to start exploring new and exciting possibilities in the mountains. This course is aimed at people who either want to try scrambling for the first time and would like to learn core concepts of keeping yourself and your partner safe during your own adventures, giving you have the skills & knowledge to build confidence and competence on Grade 1/2 terrain.
Learn core skills to keep you and your partner safe on scrambling terrain
Coaching with movement to become more confident on scrambling terrain
Route finding skills, through use of the guidebook and while on route
Basic techniques on how to safe guard a 'second' with the use of the rope
How & when to construct belays, showing pros and cons of different methods
Due to the variety of weather conditions encountered in Scotland this course is run with a conditions based approach, meaning that your instructor/guide will use the best of conditions to maximise safety, your learning and overall experience throughout your course. Below is a sample itinerary.
We will cover kit carried, route finding, decision making on the route. How to move on scrambling terrain, how to use the feet appropriately to the features on the rock.
We will also spend some time on some basic rope work, belays how to set them up and organise them.
On day two we will put into action what we have learned from day one on another scramble with the use of a rope to safeguard each other in different types of terrain and how to abseil should we need to.
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ On-course transport
✓ Climbing hardware
✓ Group shelter
✓ First Aid kit
What's not included?
✗ Trip Insurance
What do I need to bring?
A pair of stiff comfortable, waterproof walking boots
Quality, breathable waterproof jacket and trousers. Gore-tex or similar
Spare insulating layer
Walking trousers (synthetic materials; jeans or similar are not suitable)
Water bottle or flask
Rucksack 30-40 ltr
Hat & waterproof gloves
Lunch, plus a little spare food
Sunglasses & sun cream (you just never know!)
Waterproof case for phone i.e. zip-lock bag
What else can we provide?
Pick up & drop-offs
Full trip info and kit list can be downloaded here
We understand that getting a quality nights sleep and being able to dry your equipment can make all the difference to the comfort and enjoyment of your trip. So we have used some of the local B&B's due to the fact they provide what we need well. The rooms are priced on a sharing basis, but we can also arrange private rooms and/or different accommodation if you wish.
DATES & PRICES
If you would prefer private guiding or instruction then please select your start date and book using our easy to use bookings system. Or if you have a larger group please enquire here.