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.
  On the belay ledge
What is Scrambling 
Enjoyment & Instruction 
Fitness & Experience 
A Course for Every Aim 
Scrambling is Fun 
Learn to Lead 
More Information
Dates & Prices
Other Links 

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 
Karibiners, Mountain scrambles in WalesWe 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.

We can also offer self catered accommodation to those on our courses in either the house or barn see www.snowdonia-cottage.co.uk

Other Relevant Links:
Scrambling Photo Gallery
Current scrambling course photo's
How to tie a bowline  
How to tie a figure of eight
Article: Learn to Scramble

Latest Scrambling Photos
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High Trek Snowdonia
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Tel:01286 871232
Email mail@hightrek.co.uk