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Discover Scrambling

Discover LEVEL | 2 day(s) | Ratio 1:4 | From £315.00

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Overview

Discover scrambling and learn how to tackle steep terrain in our mountains with this 2 day Discover Scrambling course. From airy ridges to technical steps, scrambling is exhilarating and takes you to incredible locations. Scrambling tackles the middle ground between walking and climbing. If you hill walk or do a bit of climbing at your local indoor wall, then you are well on your way to discovering some awesome days out.  Over 2 days we will teach you the tools and techniques you will need to move over technical mountain terrain efficiently and safely.

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DETAILED INFO

AIMS

To develop the movement and technical skills to tackle steeper terrain in our mountains confidently.

PRE-REQUISITES

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

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. If appropriate, we’ll look at emergency ropework skills.

CONTENT

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
  • Emergency ropework skills may be included as part of the course

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date27/04/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£315.00Places
Date11/05/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£315.00Places
Date25/05/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£315.00Places
Date08/06/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£315.00Places
Date06/07/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£315.00Places
Date20/07/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£315.00Places
Date26/08/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£315.00Places
Date27/08/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£315.00Places
Date29/08/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£315.00PlacesFULL Contact Us
Date14/09/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£315.00Places
Date09/10/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£315.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

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USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

  • Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom.
  • Breakfast for each course day
  • Dinner for each course day (except the final day).
  • 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.

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

Glenmore Lodge has a large, and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment. Although we can supply all the equipment you will need, at this level you are encouraged to use your own hill gear including emergency gear, tent, stove etc. (Your instructor will of course want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity).

SUGGESTED KIT LIST INCLUDES (Glenmore Lodge can provide if required)

  • Waterproof jackets and trouser
  • Insulated synthetic jacket
  • Appropriate footwear for the attended course
  • Gaiters
  • Helmet
  • 30-40lt rucksack
  • Walking poles

 

 EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES

Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Personal clothing
  • Warm outdoor wear
  • Insulating layers
  • Trekking / climbing trousers (not cotton)
  • Hat & gloves ( leather palmed Belay Gloves are useful for rope work scenarios)
  • Compass – (Silva type 4 recommended with a 1:40,000 romer)
  • Waterproof map 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
  •  Water bottle
  • Box or bag for packed lunch
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Suncream & sun hat

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 a range of scales and maps available OS 1:50,000, OS 1:25,000 and Harvey Map 1:40,000.  For skills 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.

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

 

Glenmore Lodge will provide any technical equipment required on a skills course e.g. climbing ropes and racks.

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