Scrambling Days

 

Scrambling Days

Price GBP 80-200

 

Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons / 1-2 Days
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Many people consider scrambling to be a halfway house between hill walking and climbing. While not climbing in the traditional sense of the word, you’ll certainly be using your hands to keep yourself secure as we journey through the spectacular British mountains. Scrambling is the perfect way to reach a summit while escaping the crowded mountain paths far below.

It takes a little time to build the skills and confidence needed to tackle the exposed ridges and gullies found in the mountains across the UK. That’s why our scrambling trips are only suitable for people with some hill walking experience. If you fancy giving scrambling a go but don’t have much experience on mountainous terrain, then why not attend one of our Hill Walking Trips – in the hands of our experienced mountain leaders you’ll soon be ready to tackle tough stuff.

Given the serious nature of Scrambling, we operate a low client to instructor ratio and the chosen route will depend on the weather conditions and experience of the group.

 

Testimonials:

“Thanks to Nick our weekend in Snowdonia was amazing. Experienced guides and mountaineers, Nick and Simon both with expert local knowledge made climbing Crib Goch an absolute pleasure, despite the weather! Great organisation and attention to detail made for a memorable weekend in the mountains. Thanks to all at Fitways Adventures”.

“A great introductory weekend to Snowdonia and the highlight was the scramble along the classic Crib Goch route to the summit. This was a challenging introduction to scrambling but we were in expert hands and the weekend left us with a real sense of achievement having tackled the legendary routes of the Snowden Horseshoe.”

Overview

Snowdonia

Days: 1 and 2 day options

Grade: Moderate

Max group size: 8

Who suits this trip:  You’ll need a head for heights and some previous hill walking experience to come along on one of our scrambling days.

 

The Routes

Rather than specify the route we will be taking in advance, the Fitways Adventures team prefer to make this decision in consultation with our guests. The weather forecast will also play a key role when determining the optimum route choice. If you have a particular route or mountain in mind, please let us know in advance so we can make every effort to accommodate your wishes.

 

 

Example scrambles we can offer

Snowdonia National Park

  • The Snowdon Horseshoe
  • Tryfan (& the Glydders)
  • Bristly ridge
  • Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe
  • Crib Lem spur on Carnedd Dafydd
  • Nantlle Ridge

The Lake District

  • Blencathra via Sharp Edge
  • Helvellyn Striding Edge
  • The Jack’s Rake Scramble
  • The Lord’s Rake Scramble

1 Day

Included In Our 1 Day Scrambling Trip:

  • A friendly welcome
  • Packed Lunch
  • Tea & Coffee on the mountain
  • Fully qualified first-aid trained Mountain Leader/s
  • Safety Briefing
  • Advice on outdoor clothing & equipment
  • Basic navigation instruction
  • Emergency equipment & procedures
  • 6-7 hours of walking & scrambling
 

 

Travel & Logistics

Unless previously agreed the single day events don’t include transport. We’ll communicate details of the start location (which will include parking) prior to the course start date.

2 Days

Included In Our 2 Day Scrambling Trip:

  • A friendly welcome
  • Pick-up en route between Maidenhead and the event location
  • Safety equipment – carried by your mountain leader
  • Fully qualified first-aid trained Mountain Leader
  • Packed lunch
  • Tea & Coffee on the mountain
  • Advice on outdoor clothing & equipment
  • Basic navigation instruction
  • Safety Briefing
  • Emergency equipment & procedures
  • 6-7 hours of walking & scrambling/day
  • 1 nights B&B accommodation – twin room (£20 single room supplement)
  • Drop off after the event en route between the course location and Maidenhead

Not Included

  • Evening Dinner
 

 

Travel & Logistics

For 2 day events, our package includes transport.  We would be delighted to pick you up in our comfortable vehicle en route between maidenhead and the event location.  We encourage you to take advantage of this service – both from a cost and environmental perspective.  Alternatively, you can meet your Mountain Leader at the start of the event – full details (with directions & parking information) will be communicated in advance of the event.

Travel to Snowdonia

Depart Maidenhead:  5.30am
Arrival Snowdonia:  9.30am

The Route we will be taking

M40 High Wycombe to M42 (Junction 4-15)
M42 Junction (Junction 4 to 6)
M6 Junction (Junction 4 to 10)
M54 (Junction 1 to 7)
A5 Shrewsbury to Betws y coed

Suggested locations

  • M40 Oxford Services  (Junction 8A)  (OX33 1JN)
  • M40 Cherwell Valley Services  (Junction 10)  (OX27 7RD)
  • M40 Warwick Services Northbound  (Junction 12-13)  (CV35 0AA)
  • M6 Hilton Park Services  (Junction 10A-11)  (WV11 2AT)
  • M54 Telford Services  (Junction 4)  (TF11 8TG)

Note:  If you would like us to collect you from an alternative location, please contact us to discuss options.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Available Spaces
14 April, 2018 - 15 April, 20187
2 days in Snowdonia£210
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Note – The group size for this trip is for maximum 8 people

 

Private trips: For groups of 4 or more we are able to run private events on weekdays and weekends other than those listed. We can also run scrambling events in other locations including the Lake District. Please contact us to find out more.

 

Extra Info

Equipment List

  • Map – Not essential, but a good idea to bring it along
  • Compass – optional
  • Gloves
  • Warm Hat (covering ears)
  • Quality Waterproofs (Jacket & Trousers)
  • Backpack (35 – 40 Litres) Do ensure your equipment is in a waterproof bag
  • Mobile phone (in waterproof case)
  • Blister plasters (suggest Compeed)
  • Personal First Aid kit (Your Leader will carry a Master First Aid kit)
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (optional)
  • Optional: GPS
  • Optional: Walking poles
  • Overnight bag including a change of clothes for the evening
  • Water Bottle (1-2 Litres)

Equipment to be worn on the hill

  • Walking boots & socks
  • Walking trousers – no jeans
  • Base Layer (T-shirt or long-sleeved top – not cotton)
  • Sports top or fleece (not cotton)
  • Windproof jacket
 

Maps that cover the Brecon Beacons

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL 12 Brecon Beacons National Park

OS 1:50k Landranger Series 160 Brecon Beacons / Bannau Brycheiniog

Maps the cover Snowdonia National Park

OS 1:25K Explorer Series OL 17 (Snowdon & Conwy Valley)

Maps that cover the Lake District

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL4 The Lake District NW area

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL5 The Lake District NE area

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL6 The Lake District SW area

OS 1:25K Explorer Series OL7 The Lake District SE area

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