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, complex rock faces or tricky rocky lines running up mountains, scrambling provides you with the perfect next step from hillwalking. 

THE 

DETAILS

COURSE DATES

2020

23-24 April

29-30 June

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

 

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

 

 

HOW TO BOOK

It's simple!

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?

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 below operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.

HOSTELS

PLAS CURIG

snowdoniahostel.co.uk

01690720225

ST CURIGS CHURCH

stcurigschurch.com

07980 619139

 

GUEST HOUSE / INN

GWESTY PLAS COCH

plascochsnowdonia.co.uk

01286 872122

TYN Y COED 

tyn-y-coed.co.uk

01690 720331

 

CAMPSITES

GWERN GOF ISAF

gwerngofisaf.co.uk

01690 720276

 

GWERN GOF UCHAF

tryfanwales.co.uk

01690 720294

 

BRYN TYRCH FARM

heartofsnowdonia.co.uk

01690 720414 

DOLGAM 

dolgam-snowdonia.co.uk

01690 720228

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 our 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

WHERE NEXT?

Mountain Skills navigation courses

MOUNTAIN SKILLS

Mountain Navigational Skills course in Snowdonia

Mountaineering trip to Skye with Paul Poole

ISLE OF SKYE

Climbing and Scrambling on Skye's Cuillin Ridge

Winter walking courses in Snowdonia

WELSH WINTER

Winter Walking courses in Snowdonia

LLANBERIS, SNOWDONIA

© All rights reserved 2019. Paul Poole Mountaineering Limited. Registered Company No. 11078041

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • TripAdvisor - Black Circle