introduction to scrambling course in snowdonia
If you are a hill walker who wants to get off the beaten track onto exposed mountain ridges like Crib Goch, complex rock faces or tricky rocky lines running up mountains, scrambling provides you with the perfect next step from hillwalking.
SO WHAT'S IT
Scrambling suits anyone with reasonable hillwalking fitness, a good head for heights and an adventurous spirit! To the experienced hillwalker, scrambling and mountaineering offers the next obvious step, bridging the gap for many between walking and climbing. This is the start of your mountaineering career!
This 2 day course focuses on developing the movement and technical skills required for tackling the terrain on Grade 1 type scrambles such as found on Crib Goch and the North Ridge of Tryfan. Both of these routes involve steep and often exposed ground, where your judgement and good route choice is important. Snowdonia has some incredible mountain terrain, offering exciting, adventurous routes to some of the best summits in the UK
Over the 2 days we will look at:
Planning a mountain day
Guidebooks, maps and grading system
Basic scrambling techniques and movement skills
Choosing a safe route and assessing risk
Assisting and safeguarding each other
Simple emergency ropework for scrambles in ascent and descent
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?
No, apart from being a keen mountain walker and having a reasonable level of fitness, which will help you get the most out of the course.
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.
WHERE DO WE MEET?
All my courses are run in Snowdonia from Llanberis or Capel Curig.I will confirm the time and place when you reserve 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.