Rock climbs & Scrambling 2019
Instructor for a day of climbing / scrambling in the Lake District
Course overview

Some of the first recorded climbs in the UK were in the Lake District mountains, and with such a long history of rock climbing and scrambling, there is a great concentration of routes of all grades on the crags.
We cater for all levels of climber, from those wanting to try an easy scramble, to those pushing their grades on technical rock climbs. There is so much to choose from, for all levels of climber and scrambler.

You will be guided by a local instructor, who knows the mountains and routes like the back of their hands, so will spend the day with a real expert who will design the day for you to achieve the most.

If you have an idea of a specific objective or route that you'd like to do, get in contact, and we'll match you with the most suitable instructor to make your ambitions come true.
Dates are run on demand for this training, and we can offer it on any day of the year apart from on Christmas Day itself. Contact us to upload a bespoke date for you to book.
Outline itinerary

Meeting with your instructor at 09:00 in our Windermere Office for a quick briefing about the weather and a kit check, before setting off for the guiding. It is really important to check that you have all the right equipment, to ensure your comfort and safety in the mountains.

There is no such thing as a typical day for these courses, as everyone has specific ambitions, be it a long roped scramble or technical multi-pitch rock climbing. There are a wide range of locations nearby, such as in the Langdale or Coniston Fells, to maximise your climbing time. Take a packed lunch, so that you can eat on the hill. We can supply any group equipment required (e.g. ropes and first aid kit). If you have a specific ambition, such as Napes Needle or Gimmer Crag, let us know at the point of booking, as the instructor will need to pack specific kit.

At the end of the day you descend and return to Windermere. We aim to end the trip by 17:00 to allow you time to travel home. You can have a feedback session with your instructor, before departing for home.
Course Prices
Standard course
1 full days guiding, 1:2 max ratio
Price is the total, whether 1:1 or 1:2
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Standard Course Inclusions: 1) Qualified instructor (usually IFMGA / MIC / MIA) for a day of guiding and instruction, 2) Provision of group safety kit (e.g. first aid kit & rope).
Exclusions: 1) Travel to & from the national park for the weekend, 2) Equipment hire such as boots or waterproofs, 3) Hill snacks, lunches and breakfast, laundry, telephone calls, 4) Any extra nights of accommodation either before or after the course, though we can advise if you require.
Current course availability

These training days are
run on demand through
the year, so contact us
to book, and we'll load a
bespoke date on our
online booking system.

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Client feedback

A great clutch of routes in the bag, on a great day above the Old Dungeon Ghyll on Middlefell buttress and nearby crags. Thanks so much for organising this

Phoebe J , Rock & Scrambling

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Travel to this trip by train
Minimise the impact of cars in the Lake District National Park, and travel by train. Our office is just 300m from Windermere train station, which is on a branch line from the West Coast main line.
Location data for this trip
The meeting point for these courses is at our office in Windermere in the Lake District National Park. There is easy access by car, and the train station is just 150m from the office door. From here there are a huge variety of mountain terrain to opt for, so we can cater for all weather and conditions.
Any further questions?
A key part of choosing a company is being able to come and talk about your plans with an experienced course advisor face to face. In an increasingly virtual world, we know our clients value speaking to real people, getting open and honest advice. The vast majority of our clients are British, and our office and outdoor store is based in Windermere in the English Lake District.

Get in contact to arrange a meeting, and come in for a coffee to discuss your course in person with a trip advisor.

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