Location: Glen Coe, Ben Nevis, West, Central & NW Highlands, Cairngorms, Skye, Islands
Duration: 1-3 days
Client to Instructor Ratio: 2:1 Max
Scrambling is the art of navigating challenging mountain terrain with skill and safety. At EverydayClimbing, we are qualified to teach the techniques of scrambling, allowing you to explore a vast array of adventures around the world and create lasting memories with friends and family. Join us on this journey of discovery and become a confident and capable scrambler.
Before Your Course
Your EverydayClimbing instructor will be in touch one to two days before your course commences. This pre-course contact serves to introduce your instructor, confirm meeting details, and provide insight into the expected weather conditions. Our instructor are readily available to address any queries you may have, ensuring you're well-prepared for your upcoming adventure.
On the Day
We understand that each client is unique, with varying experiences and aspirations. That's why we tailor each course to meet your specific needs. When you meet your instructor on the first morning, it's your chance to discuss your experiences and goals, enabling the instructor to create a program that supports your development. Our low instructor-to-client ratios ensure you have ample contact time and the opportunity to explore technical terrain.
Here's a sample of some of the topics we cover:
1. Developing the movement skills for scrambling
2. Understanding technical equipment and when to deploy it
3. Understanding a scrambling guidebook
4. Route choice and route finding
5. Descending safely from a scramble
6. Navigation skills
7. Ropework skills in ascent and descent
As a rough framework for our courses, we aim to introduce a grade a day. For novices, this means operating on a grade two scramble on a two-day course, or a grade three scramble in a three-day course. For experienced scramblers looking to enhance their skills, we recommend a minimum of two days. This allows us to assess your current skills and provide coaching in the areas that require development, ensuring you get the most out of your experience.
Not quite what you're seeking? No problem! We specialise in organising climbing, scrambling, or mountaineering guides for any route in the Scottish Highlands or islands. From the dramatic sea-stacks to the legendary Skye Cuillin, we've got your adventure covered. Feel free to drop us a line with your specific requirements, and we'll promptly respond to your inquiry.
This course is available year-round and can be scheduled on any day that suits your plans. Courses run between one and three days, depending on your experience and aspirations. Reach out to discuss your specific requirements or contact us using the form below.
Our prices are comprehensive and cover the following:
One person - £260 per day
Two people - £310 (£155 per person) per day
Our courses are custom designed to elevate your current skill set and help you achieve your scrambling goals. Whether you aspire to tackle classic, entry level routes or aim to enhance your abilities to conquer more challenging, longer, and higher-grade routes, we've got you covered.
With our expert and qualified instructors, you'll be well-prepared to embark on your scrambling adventures in the UK. This course is accessible to determined hillwalkers, beginners, and families seeking an exciting and rewarding experience in mountain terrain. Seasoned scramblers will also find ample opportunities to further refine their skills.
While you don't need technical climbing experience, a foundation in summer hillwalking is essential to make the most of this course. Join us, and let's embark on a thrilling journey of skill development and adventure.
• 25-35l backpack
• Mountain walking boots
• Walking poles
• Water bottle or hot drink flask (1 litre)
• lunch (around 1000cals.)
• Head torch + spare batteries
• Thick socks
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Thin fleece or light insulated jacket
• Thick fleece or mid insulated jacket
• Warm hat
• Hiking trousers
• Synthetic/merino base layers
• Personal medication
• Sun lotion & midge repellent/head net
• Waterproof stuff sacks for everything
• OS map
• Waterproof map case
• Compass (Silva type 4 recommended)
• Climbing helmet
• Belay device and karabiner
• Emergency shelter (Orange bag)
To guarantee your comfort and security throughout our activities, we strongly advise all participants to come prepared with the complete equipment listed. While our activities may proceed even if participants do not have the entire kit list, please be aware that EverydayClimbing and our instructors retain the right to modify the itinerary or conclude the activity early should the absence of essential equipment pose an elevated risk to the group, exceeding acceptable safety standards.
As part of our unwavering commitment to eliminating barriers to outdoor adventures, we offer a selection of equipment available for use by anyone, with no questions asked. Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities. Just drop us a line to let us know what you require.