Scrambling is the exciting area between walking and climbing. It can be amongst the most enjoyable and satisfying of mountain activities and having the skills can allow you some truly adventurous days out on some of the finest routes in the country.
We can offer you guiding on some of the classic scrambles in Glencoe, Lochaber and the famous Cuillin on Skye or can show the skills to enable you to tackle some of these routes on your own.
en Nevis Guide, Ben Nevis Guide
Glencoe, sometimes called the spiritual home of Scottish Mountaineering boasts some of the best scrambling in the UK. The famous (or infamous!) Aonach Eagach Ridge is easily one of the Mainland UK's best mountain scrambles.
At the head of the Glen, Buachaille Etive Mor's North East face holds the classic Curved Ridge amongst many others.
If you want to learn the skills to safely tackle some of the finest UK scrambles independently, this course is for you. Covering route choice, climbing movement, belaying ropework and more we'll give you the tools to gain freedom in the mountains on some spectacular routes. We run these on a bespoke basis of 2 to 5 days in length
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The Mecca of scrambling in the UK, the Isle of Skye has no equal when it comes to mountaineering and scrambling of highest quality. We can offer guided Munros such as the Inaccessible Pinnacle, Classic scrambles on Skye as well as Cuillin Ridge Traverses. Click for more details.
Grade 1 scramble-"This grade of scramble will be fairly straightforward for most experienced hillwalkers. It may be necessary to use the hands occasionally for progress, but the holds will normally be large and the exposure will not be too daunting."
Grade 2 scramble-"This grade of scramble will require the hands to be used for more sustained sections. The exposure will be significant, and retreat may be quite difficult."
Grade 3 scramble-"This type of scramble may involve making moves on steep rock in very exposed situations. All but experienced climbers might prefer the protection of a rope in some places. Occasional moves of Moderate rock climbing standard may be encountered. The ability to abseil may be useful if a retreat has to be made."