ADVANCED

SCRAMBLER

advanced scrambling skills course in snowdonia

Anyone who has experienced some of the Classic Grade 1 scrambles in Snowdonia or elsewhere in the UK and has wants to venture onto more challenging terrain.

THE 

DETAILS

5 DAYS

19-23 July

COURSE DATES

2021

2 DAY

1-2 July

4-5 Sept

Every year these dates don’t work for everyone, but if there are 2 of you I can offer this course at dates convenient to us both, just drop me a line at ppmountaineering@me.com with an idea of when works best for you

COST

£180/£450 per person

2/5 days

Ratio 1:2

 

HOW TO BOOK

It's simple!

Complete the online booking form and pay a deposit

 

Make sure you check out the terms and conditions on the Booking Page

Full payment details are on the booking form and you will receive confirmation of your booking, payment received in an auto reply and I will contact you shortly before the course with the final details

SO WHAT'S IT

ALL ABOUT?

 

This is a technical course, that will give you a set of skills to becoming comfortable steep mountainous terrain and open up the whole world of mountaineering.

 

This two day course is ideal as the next step if you have been on my Grade One Scrambler course. It will help you to develop the skills and judgement you need and will take place on Grade 2/3 routes using technical equipment and is an excellent introduction to the art of leading on traditional gear (ie: where you place the gear to protect the route), this will prepare you with the skills to consider your 1st lead.

 

The four day course will extend your scrambling experience and enable you to learn the skills in greater depth with with the aim of truly becoming a self sufficient mountaineer. Towards the end of the course you may have the option of putting everything together and leading your own scrambles…

 

 

Over the days we will look at:

 

  • Basic scrambling techniques and movement skills

  • Choosing a safe route and assessing risk

  • Assisting and safeguarding other party members

  • Ropework for scrambles in ascent and descent

  • Gear Placement and building belays

  • Planning a mountain day

  • Guidebooks, maps and grading system

  • Mountain navigation

  • Mountain weather - how the weather affects our route planning and choice during the day

  • Emergency procedures in case of an incident

  • Choice and use of equipment

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...

DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?

Ideally you will have some experience of Grade 1 scrambles or have completed my Grade One Scrambler course. You will need to be a keen mountain walker and have a reasonable level of fitness to enable you to get the most out of the 2 / 4 days. 

 

WHO WILL RUN MY COURSE?

All courses are run by myself, occasionally if I have to use another Instructor then I will inform you of that. I don’t use instructors unknown to me or who aren’t close friends. The small team that I use are equally as qualified, experienced and keen to share their enthusiasm for the mountains in a relaxed and safe manner.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

You should ensure you are appropriately equipped to spend a long day in the mountains. I will send you a detailed kit list once you confirm your place.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

All instruction and specialist equipment like ropes and climbing hardware.

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Accommodation

Food

Personal Insurance

Personal equipment

 

BOOKING?

You will need to complete a booking form and full payment will need to be made at the time of booking.

 

OTHER QUESTIONS

If you have other questions that you haven’t been able to find the answer to on my website, then just drop me a line at ppmountaineering@me.com

 

 

WHERE CAN I STAY?

There is a full range of accommodation options in Snowdonia to suit every budget and taste. The ones suggested in FAQ operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.

QUESTIONS

Still have a question? Check out the most common FAQ's here or please do CONTACT ME

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING

Ensure you have a read of my Conditions of Booking before you book your place 

WHATS NEW?

Find out what's been happening on the hill this week as well as any last minute availabilty

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