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.
Discover Scrambling (2 Day)
Introduction Level - 2 days | Prices from £275.00
Course Rating: 5 based on 6 reviewsRated 5.0 out of
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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.
To develop the movement and technical skills to tackle scrambling type terrain confidently.
You will usually be in a team of four with one instructor. Meeting your instructor on the first morning 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.
GLENMORE LODGE CAN SUPPLY:
Waterproof jackets and trousers
- Leather Boots
- Day Sac
Equipment you need to bring which we do not have in stores:
- Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.
- 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***
- Compass – Silva type 4 recommended ***
- Map information – we encourage everyone on mountain courses to have a map covering the Northern Cairngorms with a 10km radius from the ski area. There are now a range of scales and maps available OS 1:50,000, OS 1:25,000 and Harvey Map 1:40,000. For candidates on any NGB course such as Mountain Leader summer, you should have a 1:50,000 map and ideally one other scale. For non qualification courses any scale is fine, OS 1:50,000 map sheet 36 covers the widest area, but the Harvey 1:40,000 has a lot of additional information on the back of it, however it is useful to have the Silva Mark 4 compass with the 1:40,000 scale on it, (only available since 2010).
If you have digital mapping and can print off map sheets a suggested area would be:
NW corner NH8514 NE corner NJ0314
SW corner NN8593 SE corner NO0393
That will be about 4 sheets of A4 if you use the 1:50,000 scale.
From time to time we will use other areas outside the northern Cairngorms in which case we will supply appropriate mapping.
- All maps need to be in a waterproof case. Maps and map cases are not a stores item but can be purchased from our shop.
- Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) / dry bags
- Vacuum Flask & Water Bottle ***
- Box or bag for packed lunch.
- Blister kit/ small first aid kit
- Suncream – you just never know! ***
Items marked *** are available in our shop subject to availability.
To get the most out of this course you need to have summer hill walking experience.
. Some experience of scrambling would be useful but is not essential.
Course Rating: 5 based on 6 reviews Read all reviewsRated 5.0 out of
I found the course to be absolutely spot on, a great introduction to the theory and practise required to move quickly and safely in steep terrain.Reviewed on 04/10/2016
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The course exceeded expectations in all ways from instruction through to accommodation and facilities.Reviewed on 15/09/2016
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A really enjoyable course which I left feeling confident in my new skills for scrambling and with enthusiasm for getting out and doing it myself and progressing my skills in the future.Reviewed on 30/08/2016
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i thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it to be enjoyable, rewarding, informative and tailored to my my needsReviewed on 18/08/2016
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excellent instruction, pacing and explanation, had a great time and learned a great deal, cant wait to get up on the mountains and practiceReviewed on 05/07/2016
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An absolutely fabulous course. I came away with learning and doing much more than I had expected.Reviewed on 28/06/2016
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What’s included on your course
- Use of kit
- Shuttle bus to Glenmore Lodge (departs Aviemore station 5:20pm on Friday and Sundays)
- Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
- In-course transport
What’s included if you choose the residential option – As above PLUS
- Bed in shared en-suite room – available from 3pm on day before your course starts *
(Single rooms may be available for a supplementary charge, please ask at reception when you arrive)
- Dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)
- Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge
- Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities or are on a paddlesport course
Arriving at Glenmore Lodge
- For more information on travel to the Lodge click here
- Your first inclusive meal is breakfast (7:45 -8:30am) An evening meal is not provided on your arrival night, but bar meals are available in our Lochain bar 5pm to 9pm (5-7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays)
- Packed lunches are collected at breakfast
- On Mondays and Saturdays only there will be a 10 minute welcome talk at 8.15am, on other days you will meet your instructor at 9am. The daily programme of your course will be discussed with your instructor when you first meet, taking into account aspirations and prevailing weather conditions
On your last day
- Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site
- All courses will finish by 5pm
- On Fridays and Sundays we offer a drop off to Aviemore station, leaving Glenmore Lodge at 5pm, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to book this service
*some exceptions – see detailed course notes
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