Join our immersive two-day Mountaineering Introduction course, where you'll acquire essential skills to confidently navigate and scramble through the picturesque mountains of the UK. Unlike traditional mountain walking, we actively seek out steep and rocky terrain to teach you how to navigate these environments safely, utilizing ropes on a variety of graded scrambles.

While prior basic scrambling experience, such as exploring places like Sharp Edge and Tryfan or engaging in minimal rock climbing, is beneficial, it's not a prerequisite. Our experienced Mountaineering and Climbing Instructors, who are proud members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, will lead the course. Over the two days, they will guide you through the entire program, adapting to your current skill level.

The Mountaineering Introduction course is designed for ample hands-on experience, allowing you to practice and learn extensively during your time with us. Our instructors adopt a hands-off approach, encouraging you to maximize your practical learning on mountain scrambles. We run the Mountaineering Introduction course throughout the year in the Lake District and Snowdonia National park.

Many participants use this course as a stepping stone towards independent exploration of popular routes like Jack's Rake, challenging scrambles such as the Inaccessible Pinnacle (Inn Pinn) in Skye, or various scrambles in the enchanting landscapes of North Wales.

Whether you're a seasoned scrambler or taking your first steps into mountaineering, this course provides a solid foundation for safe and enjoyable mountain adventures. Enroll now and elevate your mountain skills with us! Secure your place with just a £50 deposit by booking using booking page. 

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Challenge, Discovery, Guided, Learning, Short Breaks, Trekking
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Medium Group

During the two days you are on the course we will look at:

  • Planning a mountain day in the UK - using a map and guide book
  • What equipment you will need
  • How to use climbing protection and build belays
  • Taking in coils
  • Scrambling Guidebooks, maps and the grading system.
  • Using the rope for ascent and descent.
  • Moving over rock
  • Route finding
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Any technical equipment you need borrow such as helmet etc
  • The same guide for the 2 day course
  • Handouts and further learning material
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Travel and transport to and from the venue ( we do encourage car sharing and will where we can do )
  • Anything else not mentioned in the above

We run these courses through the Spring - Autumn months generally about 6 a year.

No not at all but you will be on the mountains for about 8 hours each day so its worth having a good level of fitness so that you can get the most out of the day.

When you book on your get a link to secret place on our website that where your be able to download the information sheet. All the details about what you need are on this document.

The best thing to do is drop us an email and we can see if we can fit you in at another time alternatively if you have 2 or more people then we can run a course at any time for you.

Overall Rating
ian and helen cooper
Reviewed On 26/06/2022

Simply amazing - we have gone from thinking we know what we are doing to actually knowing what we are doing. learning how to be safe and effcient along the way - this course has changed the way we look at the mountains and scrambling and inspired us both. Jack was amazing with this course and I could not recommend this enough to everyone.


Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
22 June 2024 - 23 June 2024
Based from the Lake District
20 July 2024 - 21 July 2024
Based from Snowdonia National park
16 August 2024 - 17 August 2024
Based from Snowdonia National park
7 September 2024 - 8 September 2024
Based from Snowdonia National park