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Intro to Mountaineering Course

As a hillwalker, this course will allow you to experience scrambling on grade 1 ground and progress through to roped scrambles at grade 2.  We will be looking at the fundamentals of scrambling movement and looking to build confidence to move over rocky steps, loose ground and steep scree. 

Scrambling is the grey area of uncertainty between walking and climbing. Scrambling is fluid and dynamic and requires good judgement but can be thoroughly rewarding due to the adventurous terrain it allows you to access. 

On day 2 we will look into safe guarding technical sections of scrambles and introduce scrambling rope work over technical ground, in ascent and descent.  

This course requires no scrambling experience and is an introduction to mountaineering. 

Example itinerary​:

Day 1:

  1. Planning and preparation
  2. Clothing, gloves and gear
  3. Fundamental climbing & movement skills
  4. Route finding 
  5. Assessing risk and making judgement 
  6. Movement coaching 
  7. Complete a grade 1 scramble

Day 2:

Complete a grade 2/3 scramble 

  1. Tying in to the rope
  2. Climbing equipment and technical gear - how to place and remove it
  3. Moving as a rope team
  4. Basic knots 
  5. Safeguarding descent

The price of this course is inclusive of:

  1. A qualified Mountaineering Instructor affiliated with AMI
  2. Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
  3. Technical equipment 
  4. Professional coaching & instruction
  5. Small ratios and focussed guiding

What to bring

Waterproof Jacket

Waterproof Trousers

Fleece Mid Layer

Spare Warm Top

Hat & Gloves

Mountaineering Boots/Sturdy Walking Boots

30-35L Rucksack

Lunch & Snacks

1 litre water (Minimum)

Personal Medication


Equipment provided:





A hill walking background and an understanding of what scrambling entails

Preferably comfortable at Grade 1 and looking to progress


We will send a full course itinerary on booking - please look out for our email.

Group discount available

£390 for adults

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Aug
09:00 - 16:00 every day · 3 spaces left
Sun 21st - Mon 22nd Aug
09:00 - 16:00 every day · 3 spaces left
Mon 22nd - Tue 23rd Aug
09:00 - 16:00 every day · 3 spaces left



Cancellation Policy


In the unlikely event we have to cancel, we will offer a full refund if an alternate date can't be offered.

We can also issue vouchers to be used on other events or sessions with us. 

If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).

If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.

Winter course conditions: It may be necessary to change the outline of the courses to offer general mountaineering/mountain skills programmes with part refunds.


In the current COVID climate, here is our COVID stance and policy. 

Any booking that cannot go ahead due to Covid restrictions or national lockdowns will be given a full refund. 

In light of the successful vaccine roll out and easing of restrictions in England, we are not offering COVID refunds at this time. 

We take our health very seriously here at LDM, our instructors will wear face masks in close contact scenarios and we will regularly use hand sanitiser. Our instructors are double vaccinated and COVID aware, following all up to date information.

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Where we'll meet

The meeting location is decided on the day.

We will be in touch to discuss meeting locations and suitable venues for the course. We will make use of graded scrambles and technical terrain.

Lake District Mountaineering
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