Yes it's official! With the Publication by Cicerone of a new guide to scrambles in the Peak there is sure to be a surge of interest in scrambling. We at Mountain House have been leading people up various scrambles over the years as part of our navigation courses and guided walks.
Scrambling is great fun and occupies
that area between hill walking and rock climbing. At its easiest (grade 1
scrambles) it requires the occasional use of hands to move between boulders or
up rock slabs, whilst at its hardest (grade 3 scrambles) are easy rock climbs.
The scrambles that we are offering to lead and supervise are all either grade 1
or grade 2 scrambles that do not routinely require the use of a safety rope. That said, our
qualified leaders will carry safety equipment in case anyone has trouble or
finds themselves lacking in confidence.
These are all day
itineraries starting at 10am and aiming to finish around 4.30pm. Please
come equipped wearing walking boots and with waterproofs, warm clothes, packed
lunch and enough to drink.
Should the weather not
be suitable for safe scrambling then we will offer an alternative itinerary on
All of these days will
involve some hill walking getting to and between scrambles, all of which will
involve some steep slopes and possibly boggy ground.