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Summer Mountaineering

Hillwalking is probably the most popular activity in our British mountains. But as we all know the weather can be a little trying at times.

Our courses for hill walkers look at all the essential skills to truly enjoy our wonderful mountains. So if the weather closes in you will be more confident with your navigation. You may decide to bag that extra summit knowing that you have the skills to navigate in the dark.

Below we have only advertised one course the Hillwalking skills course. However we are very aware that many people may prefer just a one or two day course purely in navigation. We can put on such a course for any number of people with a maximum ratio of one instructor to six students. For prices please see the multi activity page on this website. Please get in touch with us and we can put a course together to meet your requirements.


Scrambling is the next step from hill walking. It includes the narrow ridges that abound our mountains like Striding or Swirrel Edge, or the more challenging scrambles on St Sunday Crag, Gable and Pillar. With a grading system of its own from grade 1 to 3S it can be a little daunting, especially when some of the grade 3 scrambles have a reputation for being easy rock climbs.

Our courses are designed to give the first time scrambler a passion for the next step. Training you in the extra skills necessary including confident movement over broken terrain and looking after those around you.

For those already confident on grade 1 scrambles our week long intermediate course will appeal. It covers all the skills necessary to look after yourself on grade 2/3 scrambles including personal movement, navigation, route choice and ropework.


The scrambling courses generally take place in The Lake District, however, we can also run courses in North Wales. There would need to be sufficient course members wishing to undertake a course in the Wales, however, so please contact us.

Navigation course

These two day courses look at all the skills necessary for the British hillwalker to safely navigate around our mountains.

Hillwalking skills course

This three day course covers all the skills to safely lead you or a small party of friends around the British mountains in summer conditions. The aim is to cover skills such as navigation, route choice, weather, simple ropework and equipment.


Scrambling Courses -

Intro to scrambling (2 days)

For those of you out there that have a passion for being in the mountains, reaching their lofty summits via the walking trade routes, but have wondered what it would be like to reach the summit via that narrow ridge or craggy buttress this is the course for you.

Intermediate Scrambling (5 days)

This course is designed for people who have done some scrambling but would like to learn how to look after themselves on more challenging terrain. During the week all the necessary skills will be taught including personal movement, ropework skills, route choice and navigation.


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