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Rock Climbing and Scrambling

Introduction to Scrambling

This two day course, in the Lake District, is ideal if you are a hill walker or an inexperienced scrambler and want to increase your skills and confidence to take on more adventurous routes. By the end of the two days you will have considerably increased your knowledge of scrambling and will have completed some classic Lake District scrambles. With such small group sizes, we try to tailor every course to its participants so if there is an aspect of scrambling you would particularly like to learn about or a route you’ve always wanted to try please just let us know.
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Rescue Skills for Multi-Pitch Climbing

Would you know what to do if something went wrong during a multi-pitch climb? Could you rescue your second if they were stuck or injured? This course is a unique opportunity to practice escaping the system, prussiking, hoisting and retreating from climbs for intermediate climbers who can lead. Make sure you and your climbing partners would know what to do. This is a very popular course with climbing clubs and groups.
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Learn to Lead

A multi-day course for climbers with some experience who would like to learn to lead climb. This course is held at a variety of venues throughout the Lake District to give you an opportunity to climb on a variety of rock types. Every course is tailored precisely to meet the needs and goals of the participants. We can also offer courses in the Peak District or Snowdonia, North Wales. A Learn to Lead course needs a minimum of two people to run. If you do not have a climbing partner who wants to come with you please let us know and we can put you in touch with others waiting to come on the course.
Rock Climbing and Scrambling

Introduction to Rock Climbing

This two day course has been designed for total beginners or for those who have only climbed indoors. It is a great introduction to single pitch climbing on real rock. If you would like to try rock climbing outdoors for the first time or would like to refresh the basics then this course is for you. Whether you are nervous or raring to go we will make sure the course is designed to suit your needs and goals.
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Beginners' Rock Climbing Course

If you have never tried rock climbing outside before come along on this one day course and we will show you why we love it! This course is ideal for anyone who has never climbed or has only climbed indoors. You will have the opportunity to try a number of climbs on real rock, learn the basics of rock climbing and end the day with a dramatic abseil.
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Private Courses and Guiding

We can run a rock climbing or scrambling course for you on a date of your choice: so if there is a skill you would like to learn or a route you have always wanted to climb then get in touch and we will design a course just for you. We can guide you up a classic route or teach you how to climb it yourself. The price is per instructor for the day so the total price for all customers.

Bespoke Navigation Course

We can tailor our navigation courses to suit anyone and are happy to run courses lasting one to five days. Let us know what you have done before and what you want to achieve and we will design a course just for you. If there is a particular skill you would like to learn or somewhere in the Lake District you have always wanted to navigate to then let us know and we will make sure it is part of your course.

Advanced Navigation

This is an advanced navigation course for hill walkers with some experience of navigating away from paths and tracks. It is the next step on from our Intermediate Navigation Course and we will be teaching to the same standard as a Mountain Leader training or Gold NNAS. The course consists of micro-navigation away from paths and tracks. The day will start at 11am and finish at 7pm to give us the opportunity to navigate in the dark. You will need some experience of navigating away from paths and tracks to attend this course and be fit enough for a long day on rough ground. If you are not sure whether this is the right course for you please contact us and we will be happy to advise.
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Are you ready to walk off a cliff backwards with nothing but a thin rope (and an experienced instructor) to keep you safe? Abseiling is a high adrenaline activity perfect for groups of friends or families. There are plenty of abseiling loactions throughout the Lake District and we can pick one to suit you depending on where you are staying and the level of challenge you would like to face. Our most popular abseiling venues are in Langdale, near Ambleside and in Borrowdale, near Keswick. Our prices are for the whole group (up to six people).
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Bespoke Climbing Course

We can run a bespoke rock climbing or scrambling course for you on a date of your choice. Climbing is a great activity for the whole family or for a group of friends hoping to have a fantastic day out in the Lake District. We can cater for all ages (our youngest customer so far was four) and abilities. We can take you for your first ever climbing adventure or teach you how to get out climbing by yourselves. The price is for the whole group (i.e. up to six people).
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Gorge Walking / Ghyll Scrambling

Gorge Walking, a fun and exciting activity to do with friends or family, takes you up or down a mountain stream sliding or clambering your way along. In the Lake District gorge walking is known as ghyll scrambling; ghyll is an old Norse word for mountain stream and scrambling is a much better description of what you will be doing: you’ll be using hands and feet to find the best way along the ghyll. Gorge walking is an all weather activity: it’s a great way to cool down on a hot day and you are going to get soaking wet anyway so it is a fantastic rainy day activity.

Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Skills

We run our winter mountaineering courses both in the Lake District and Scotland. All of our winter skills courses are designed specifically for you and your group and can be run on any date of your choice. So whether you are just starting out on your first winter walking experience or you would like to lead your first winter climb we can create a course just for you.

Intermediate Navigation

Do you want to learn what to do when the mist comes down, how to accurately take and follow a compass bearing and to use all of the information on the map? Come on our Intermediate Navigation Course to find out. It does not matter if you have never used a compass before but you should have a good knowledge of map symbols and know how to plan and follow a simple route. We run these courses in the southern Lake District, starting near Coniston and in the northern Lake District, starting near Keswick. There will be a maximum of four participants on the course which means you can be sure of plenty of personal tuition.

Beginners' Navigation

A one day map reading course for beginners based in the Lake District. If you have never looked at a map or would be unsure about planning and following a route along paths and tracks then this is the course for you. We run courses in the southern Lake District starting in Bowness-on-Windermere and also in the northern Lake District starting in Keswick. Our courses have a maximum of four participants so you will not be overlooked in a large group.
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Multi Activity Day

Our Multi-Activity days are extremely popular with groups of friends and families and are a fantastic way to make the most of a day in the Lake District. In one, action packed day, you will get the chance to try rock climbing, abseiling and gorge walking (also known as ghyll scrambling). This course is perfect if you and your family have not tried these outdoor activities before or if you have only ever climbed indoors. Absolutely no experience is necessary and our multi-activity days are a great introduction to rock climbing and gorge walking. Our prices are for the whole group (i.e. up to six people).