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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with an idea of when works best for you
£180/£400 per person
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 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
HOW TO BOOK
Complete the online booking form and pay a deposit
Make sure you check out the terms and conditions
Full payment details are on the booking form
You will receive confirmation of your booking, payment received and final details.
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.
All instruction and specialist equipment like ropes and climbing hardware.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
You will need to complete a booking form and full payment will need to be made at the time of booking.
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 email@example.com
WHERE CAN I STAY?
There is a full range of accommodation options in Snowdonia to suit every budget and taste. The ones suggested below operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.
ST CURIGS CHURCH
GUEST HOUSE / INN
GWESTY PLAS COCH
TYN Y COED