Rock Climbing, Mountaineering & Navigation

Introduction to Rock Climbing

Do you have some experience indoor climbing or outdoors but would like to develop your skills? The course will teach you the essentials of rock climbing and build your confidence, experience and understanding of how to keep you and your partner safe at the crag.

Is it for me?
Previous experience indoor or outdoor climbing desirable
Participants will need to moderately fit and mobile
Under 18's will need to be accompanied by parent or guardian

What is covered

  • How to fit a harness and correctly tie in using an appropriate knot
  • How to belay safely, develop belay technique including top and bottom rope belaying
  • Movement techniques and understanding the different types of holds
  • Lots of climbing and looking at lots of gear and understanding its uses and capabilities
  • Interpreting guidebooks
  • Abseiling
  • And lots of climbing

Climbing in the Langdale Valley

Price

2 days
1 person £360 (£180 per day)
2 people £400 (£100pp per day)

"The weekend we spent with Danny on that introduction to climbing has opened so many opportunities"

Learn to Lead Climb

Are you looking to become an independent climber? This 3 day course will get you on your way. Under the watchful guidance of a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor we will look to develop, coach and give guidance throughout the course, eventually getting you leading routes. Assessing your gear placements, helping you become more efficient at stances and build bomber belays will be just part of the course.

Courses

What is covered

  • Recap on how to fit a harness and correctly tie in using an appropriate knot
  • Recap on how to belay safely, belay from above, lead belay
  • Placing lots of gear, looking at modern gear and how to build bomber anchors
  • Lead climbing whilst getting 1:1 coaching and supervision
  • Interpreting guidebooks
  • And lots of climbing

Be advised, lead climbing is super addictive. You'll soon be planning your own adventures after this course

Price

Duration: 3 days

1 person £540 (£180 per day)
2 people £600 (£100pp per day)

Beginner to Advanced Scrambler

Rope advised?? That common scrambling guidebook reference that can make us a bit nervy. This 2 day course will look at developing your skills to progress onto more challenging scrambles, those that involve the use of a rope.

Is it for me?
You will have probably tried a bit of grade 1 scrambling, think Tryfan, Lords Rake, Striding Edge but want to take it further
Participants will need to moderately fit and mobile
Under 18's will need to be accompanied by parent or guardian

What is covered

  • How to move efficiently over mountaineering terrain completing grade 2 & 3 scrambles
  • The use of a rope to keep you and your partner safe
  • Taking coils
  • How to safely identify and build anchors
  • Interpreting guidebooks
  • Abseiling and lowering

Scrambling on Cam Crag Ridge

Price

1 person £360 (£180 per day)
2 people £400 (£100pp per day)

Self-Rescue for Climbers

Are you a climber looking to take your climbing to more adventurous places? Or a seasoned climber looking to refresh your own personal skills. This 1-day course looks at adding tools to your toolbox for if things were to go wrong. This bespoke course will look at the skills needed to help you deal with a variety of different situations.

  • Tying off the belay plate
  • Escaping the system
  • Assisted and Unassisted Hoists
  • Prusiking Up and down a rope
  • Lowering a climber
  • Lowering and abseiling past a knot

This course over 1 day can be very intense with information, so for more advanced skills we can also offer a 2 day bespoke course to cover all that you'd need for single pitch cragging, multi pitch mountain routes to sea cliffs.

Courses

Price

1 person £180
2 people £200 (£100pp per day)

1 Day Navigation Training

Do you enjoy walking in the mountains? Would you like to do more but aren't quite so confident to tackle the mountains alone? Why not come out with us and do some bespoke training and development.
Let us help develop your skills from;

  • Understanding map signs & symbols
  • Basic compass skills
  • Simple navigation tactics
  • Estimating time and distance
  • Basic contour interpretation
  • Relocation: What to do when you don't know where you are

The day will run in a very relaxed manner and learning will run at a pace that suits your needs. All of this will be done in the amazing setting of the Lake District. Who says learning doesn't have to be fun.
Led and taught by an experienced, passionate and active mountaineer, walker and climber. Dan will help guide you throughout the day and leave you feeling confident enough to go out and experience the mountains whenever you want.

Is it for me?
Anyone seeking to improve their navigation skills, learn some new techniques and gain confidence in their ability. A reasonable level of fitness will be required, but the pace of the day will be done at your normal day out walking pace.

Start and Finish
The day runs from 9.30am until 4.30pm. We aim to maximise our time out on the hill for a greater experience and learn on the go. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we'll get back to you with all the details

Price

1 person £180
2 people £100pp
3 people £80pp
4-6 people £60pp