Introduction to Scrambling – 2 Day

Snowdonia is home to some of the best and most accessible scrambling in the country. Scrambles provide exhilarating days out in the mountains, let us show you what it’s all about...

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

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Plas y Brenin


2 Days

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Scrambles are rocky ridges to follow in the mountains. They vary in their length, difficulty and exposure, but all provide exhilarating days out in the mountains. This fun-filled weekend will give a great insight into what scrambling is show how to plan a day, route find, and move safely and efficiently in steep rocky ground.  

Snowdonia has a wealth of excellent introductory scrambles, it’s the perfect place to build confidence and learn how to do it.  

The Objectives 

  • You’ll work on personal movement skills on rock, building up confidence on exposed scrambling terrain.
  • You’ll spend the weekend in the mountains on grade one scrambles (the lowest difficulty grade) and learn how to read scramble guidebooks to choose, find and then follow the scramble.
  • You’ll use your hands and feet to travel over varied terrain and learn how to safely navigate steeper ground. You’ll learn how to reach places which require a little more judgement about terrain than you currently possess.

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What to Expect

Expect two full days in the mountains.  We’ll choose exactly where we go based on the weather, the conditions in the mountains and the team.  On the first day we’ll start on scrambling terrain where we can make it trickier or easier.  This allows everyone a low stress way to start out. 

Once we have spent a day together we’ll then work as a team to decide which scramble we should do on the second day.  You’ll then be making decisions and developing independence alongside your instructor who will be offering advice, guidance and developing your skills.

Experience Required

If you’ve gazed up at a rocky ridge and thought ‘I wonder’ or ‘that looks fun, but were unsure about how to do it, then this is the course for you! This course is pitched at experienced hill walkers who’d like to take on more technical ground. You can expect to ascend a major summit (3000 feet) and to be in exposed positions at times, so a good level of fitness and a head for heights will ensure you get the most from the weekend.  

How Should I Prepare?

You need to be reasonably fit. But we’ll tailor the course to the needs of those attending.

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