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Discover Scrambling West Coast (2Day).

Introduction Level - 2 days | Prices from £335.00

This is arguably one of the more challenging mountain sports due to the decision making and experience needed to stay safe in scrambling terrain. On this course benefit from our expertise and knowledge. Whilst we teach you the tools and techniques you will need to move over technical mountain terrain efficiently and safely.

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Dates & Prices

10/05/19
Cost (with accommodation): £335.00
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07/06/19
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28/06/19
Cost (with accommodation): £335.00
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12/07/19
Cost (with accommodation): £335.00
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11/08/19
Cost (with accommodation): £335.00
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06/09/19
Cost (with accommodation): £335.00
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22/09/19
Cost (with accommodation): £335.00
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Is It For Me?

This course will focus on developing the movement and technical skills required for tackling scrambling terrain typically found on gradeI/ II scrambles.

Confident and competent movement skills are key to scrambling. This course will focus on developing sound movement skills coupled with efficient route finding.

The course which follows on from this is our “Further Scrambling Skills” which is at a smaller ratio and looks at the use of a rope and harness..

Please note that this is not a learn to rock climb course.

Course Aims

To develop the movement and technical skills to tackle scrambling type terrain confidently.

Course Content

You will usually be in a team of four with one instructor. Meeting your instructor on the first morning at Inchree Bunkhouse provides an opportunity to discuss everyone’s experience and aspirations, enabling the instructor to plan the program.

Sample of topics to be covered are:

  • Developing the FUNdamental movement skills for scrambling
  • Ascending scrambling routes whilst developing safe and confident movement over rocky terrain
  • Understanding & interpreting the map and scrambling guidebook
  • Route choice and route finding when on the scramble.
  • Descending safely from a scramble/mountain
  • Navigation skills

What Will I Need?

Glenmore Lodge has a large and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment. You are welcome to use your own equipment and pick and choose odd items from the store. Your instructor will want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity.

If you are thinking about buying equipment but are not too sure what to get we would advise you to come and try our equipment and then make your purchases after the course. We have a range of most equipment items you can try during the course and there is advice on hand from other students as well as the staff.

GLENMORE LODGE CAN SUPPLY:

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers
  • Leather Boots
  • Gaiters
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Rucksack
  • All emergency group kit including ropes.Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.
  • EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES.
  • Informal clothing for leisure wear
  • Warm outdoor wear
  • Insulating layers – at least one mid weight and one warm fleece layer
  • General trekking trousers are recommended, not jeans though.
  • Thick socks (several pairs)
  • Spare fleece/insulated jacket
  • Hat & gloves***  leather palmed Belay Gloves are useful for rope work scenarios.
  • Whistle
  • Compass – Silva type 4 recommended with a 1:40,000 romer ***
  • Map information – OS 1:50 Or Harveys 1;40 of Glencoe & Fort William
  • Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) / dry bags
  • Vacuum Flask & Water Bottle ***
  • Box or bag for packed lunch.
  • Blister kit/ small first aid kit
  • Personal toiletries & medications (towels are provided)
  • Suncream – you just never know! ***
  • Spare towel
  • An alarm clock

Accomodation:

Your course will be spent in comfortable twin bedded en-suite rooms at Inchree. Bed linen and towels are all provided.

All food for the 2 days will be supplied in the on-site pub, with packed lunches provided whilst out for the day. There are laundry / drying and lecture facilities. Free WiFi is available.

Inchree is situated 7 miles south of Fort William and 5 miles north of Glencoe. See www.inchree.co.uk for more details

Course Pre-Requisites

To get the most out of this course you need to have summer hill walking experience.

Fit 1.

Accomodation:

Your course will be spent in comfortable twin bedded en-suite rooms at Inchree. Bed linen and towels are all provided.

All food for the 2 days will be supplied in the on-site pub, with packed lunches provided whilst out for the day. There are laundry / drying and lecture facilities. Free WiFi is available.

Inchree is situated 7 miles south of Fort William and 5 miles north of Glencoe. See www.inchree.co.uk for more details

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