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GRADE ONE

SCRAMBLER

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. 

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THE 

DETAILS

COURSE DATES

2021

22-23 March

31 July - 1 Aug

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 per person

2 days

Ratio 1:4

 

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

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SO WHAT'S IT

ALL ABOUT?

 

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 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?

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.

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.

WHERE NEXT?

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ADVANCED SCRAMBLER

Mountain Navigational Skills course in Snowdonia

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ISLE OF SKYE

Climbing and Scrambling on Skye's Cuillin Ridge

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WELSH WINTER

Winter Walking courses in Snowdonia

QUESTIONS

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

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CONDITIONS OF BOOKING

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

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WHATS NEW?

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

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