High Trek Snowdonia were one of the first companies to
offer scrambling courses and, over the years, hundreds of clients have
either discovered the joys of the sport with us or enjoyed the wide variety
of routes that we offer.
What is Scrambling? Scrambling is that grey area between walking and climbing. Hands are
used a lot but vertical sections are fairly short. A good head for heights
is needed but hand and foot holds abound. Scrambling needs special skills
and care, but is adventurous and exciting. Scrambling is fun!
Enjoyment and Instruction After settling down and meeting your weekend companions over dinner
on your first evening, we'll practice a few knots and techniques in the
comfort of the living room
The next day you'll get the chance to try them out on real rock for
we'll be out on enjoying Snowdonia's rugged buttresses, ridges and gullies.
Here your qualified and sympathetic instructor will aim to give you a good
grounding in the basic techniques of scrambling as well as ensuring that
you have a great time.
Fitness and Experience Scrambling is not for those new to mountain walking so we recommend
some prior hill experience, a good head for heights and a reasonable level
of fitness. But, whether you've scrambled before or limited your activities
to more conventional mountain paths, we've got something for you.
A Course for every Aim We offer two different scrambling breaks both instructional, safe and
fun but the emphasis is slightly different of each. So, whether you primary
aim is enjoyment or instruction, we have the course for you.
1. Scrambling is Fun This break is for those who want to experience something that they'd
never dream of doing on their own and to enjoy the maximum number of classic
Snowdonia scrambles over the three days. Rope work and route-finding will
be in the hands of your instructor though he will be teaching basic techniques
throughout the day. This is also the course for scrambling beginners.
2. Learn to Lead Scrambles This course is for those of you who want to learn more about the rope
work and so forth to enable you to tackle graded scrambles on your own
so there is more emphasis on instruction. You'll be undertaking the famous
scrambles of the area organising your own protection and belays all under
the beady eye of your instructor
Dates & Prices
We will not be offering scheduled catered courses this year but Ian is
available for guiding and instruction.
Cost is ?160 per day for up to 2 people, ?20 extra per person beyond
that, for instruction and equipment (apart from boot hire)
If you prefer to keep the cost down and be in a ready made group let Ian
know your dates and we will try to team you up with others.