Advanced Scrambling – 5 Day

If you are a hillwalker who enjoys being in the mountains but wants to reach some of the trickier parts or, if you are a climber and you want to learn how to manage your rope systems on scrambling terrain this is the course for you

Plas Y Brenin

5 Days

Instructor Ratio4:1- 2:1


Plas Y Brenin


5 Days

Instructor Ratio

4:1- 2:1

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You should have experience of scrambles or rock climbs. You may learn though a guided experience or you may be taught discrete skills it all depends on what you want. We’ll undertake some of the higher grade scrambles in the best UK scrambling location. Our highly experienced and qualified instructors will look after you well and teach you the skills you need

The Objectives 

This course will help you with route selection, movement skills, route finding and look at the equipment required for scrambling. After a couple of days of largely un-roped scrambling where judgment and movement skills dominate we will tie onto ropes and introduce some climbing equipment so that we can search out some of the classic grade two and three scrambles of Snowdonia. With your Instructor in the lead you’ll safely be able to see what is required to manage safety on this tricky terrain. Those of you with climbing experience may even get a go on the sharp end yourselves.

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What to Expect

The first two days of this course are spent on a 1:4 ratio and will be spent scrambling, largely un-roped in the mountains learning skills of movement, route finding and exploring how the decision making process leads to making good judgements in scrambling terrain. The next three days will be spent on a 1:2 ratio undertaking roped scrambles in the mountains. You will need to be ready to spend all five days ‘on the hill’. We’ll tailor the course to best suit your needs, whether that’s more instruction or just getting out there for more experience under our guidance.

Experience Required

You should have some scrambling or rock climbing experience and a good level of hillwalking fitness

How Should I Prepare?

You should be a committed hill walker, scrambler or climber.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.