Introduction to Scrambling

The Introduction to Scrambling course is a great way to learn how to scramble safely over steep ground.  It’s brilliant fun and massively rewarding.  Join us for a fun filled two days in Snowdonia.

Over the course of the two days you will learn how to scramble and cover some of the most iconic mountain terrain in the UK, developing your skills and confidence as you progress. As Beyond the Edge have a genuine passion for the mountains, if the weather is kind we don’t rush off the hill, so pop an extra snack in your bag and don’t book an early evening meal as we seek to get the most out of each day.

Who is it for ?

The Introduction to Scrambling course is for summer hillwalkers who want to learn how to safely move over steeper terrain. No prior knowledge of rock climbing or scrambling is required.

Introduction to Scrambling – Course Format

The exact course itinerary will be flexible to cope with weather conditions. During the course, you will cover the whole breadth of skills that are required for you to move safely on Grade 1 scrambles including:

  • How to choose a scramble appropriate to your skill level and the weather conditions;
  • How to navigate to and away from your chosen scramble;
  • Safe and efficient movement on the scramble;
  • Safety considerations.

Possible scrambles include:

Crib Goch (Snowdon)
Probably the best known scrambling route in Wales – its popularity is justifiable with exciting locations steeped in high mountain atmosphere.

Crib Lem (Lech Du Spur)
A hidden gem of a scramble in an unfrequented part of the Carneddau, giving some delightful scrambling with stunning views finishing close to the top of Carnedd Dafydd.

Tryfan N Ridge & Bristly ridge (Glyder Fach)
The jagged skyline ridge, prominent as you drive along the Ogwen valley, gives a great mountaineering day out. Classic Grade 1 scrambling with lots of variations if you want to make it harder lead via Cannon rock to the summit. Here, with a jump between Adam and Eve (two stone pillars) you can claim the freedom of the mountain. A short descent to Bwlch Tryfan and the option of continuing the classic scramble to the summit of Glyder Fach via Bristly ridge.

Course Details

  • Location: Snowdonia
  • Cost: £175 per person
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Ratio: 1:6
  • Level: Intermediate
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More Information

  • Course Dates
  • Bespoke Dates and Locations

    f there are two or more of you that want the challenge and exhilaration of scrambling in Snowdonia, but there are no suitable dates suitable, or you would like to do something similar in the Lake District, please contact the office and we will arrange some dates to suit your diary.

  • Meeting Point

    For Introduction to Scrambling, we meet at 09:00 in Capel Curig in Snowdonia.

  • Equipment Required

    A detailed equipment list is contained in the joining instructions. Essentially, you need to be self sufficient for a day in the mountains. We will provide all the necessary technical equipment.

  • Recommended Reading

    As scrambling has become increasingly popular a number of guidebooks are now in print. The original and classic guide to Scrambling in Snowdonia was by Steve Ashton. The latest edition of Scrambles in Snowdonia is the Aug 2017 version.

  • Fitness Level

    You don’t have to be super fit to enjoy this course. Average fitness is quite sufficient.

    If you are pulling on your arms all day you are doing something wrong – we will teach you the correct techniques and its all about the footwork not the arms. Probably the biggest requirement, regardless of course is a reasonable head for heights.

    There is lots contained in the joining instructions to help you prepare and get the most out of the course.


  • How do I book ?

    The best way is via this webpage. Choose the date from the options above and then submit your booking and pay.

    For bespoke events get in touch first so we can check diaries and if required give you a quote. Get in touch by either calling the office on 01142 631 155 or emailing us.

  • Does the course include accommodation ?

    Not usually! We prefer to let you choose where you will be most comfortable. This may be in a tent or in a luxury hotel.

    See the Accommodation options tab above for more details.

  • Children, Parking, Dogs, COVID and everything else...

    You will find all of the most frequently asked questions and their answers on our FAQ webpage.

Course Details

  • Location: Snowdonia
  • Cost: £175 per person
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Ratio: 1:6
  • Level: Intermediate
Select course date

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