Scrambling opens a vast array of possibilities in the UK. Many of the UK's mountains offer a more 'adventurous' way to the top that don't require the full working knowledge of ropes and building anchors. Scrambling by definition means using your hands and feet to navigate your way to the summit over rock. Routes in the UK such as Striding Edge on Helvelyn in the Lake District, Crib Goch on Snowdon or the Fiachail Ridge in the Cairngorms comprise of rock that needs to be climbed and a degree of exposure but perhaps not the need for ropes.
On our introductory courses we look at various scrambles the best technique and route choice to tackle these in a safe manor. We do also look at some very simple rope work and start to introduce the idea of protecting someone over a short step.
The days are carried out throughout the Highlands with a particular focus on Glen Coe and Ben Nevis, North West Highlands, Cairngorms and the Isle of Skye.
We also cover other hillwalking skills on instructional courses such as planning, navigation and emergency procedures. We are also able to offer guided days and we are more than happy to advise locations and objectives.
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