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A fantastic opportunity to start a lifelong passion.
There are three goals to this week – Fun, Adventure and progression. It doesn’t matter if you have never climbed, or have been on this course before. This course is all about the experience. Whether it is learning something new, overcoming fear, or just having an awesome time being exposed to the elements in a remote location. We will go to a variety of venues with an aim of developing your climbing in a fun and exciting way. Just make sure you bring some pocket money as there may be an ice cream or two to be had.
At the end of the course you will sit down with the instructors and review the week. This is written down so that if and when you fancy coming on a similar course in the future. We know where we left off.
If the student being booked on one of our U18 courses has a Young Scot card, then they are entitled to a 20% discount on all U18 course prices. Call the office on 01479 861 256 to claim.
The main focus of this five day course is on developing a confident and competent approach to climbing. Most of the course will be based outside with all the climbing action taking place on real rock.
This course is run on a one instructor to two participants ratio (1:2) allowing your instructor to ‘fine tune’ the week to meet participants personal aims and pitch it at a level appropriate to each individual’s stage of development.
Meeting your instructor on the first morning provides an opportunity to discuss your experience and aspirations enabling the instructor to plan the program around the main topics to be covered. Some of these are:
Use of kit
Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
Bed in en-suite room – available from 3pm on day before your course starts
Breakfast and 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
You are welcome to use your own equipment however Glenmore Lodge has a large, and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment from which you can pick and choose items for your course. Your instructor will want to check that any 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
Climbing Shoes & harness
Day & Expedition Sacs
All emergency group kit including ropes.
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE 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
Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) / dry bags
Box or bag for packed lunch.
Blister kit/ small first aid kit
Personal toiletries & medications (towels are provided)
Suncream – you just never know!
Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.