Training Essentials: Next steps scrambling

A one-day course developing skills and confidence in scrambling terrain.

After a refresher on movement skills and route finding the day will be spent looking at how you might use a rope, sling and karabiner to help safeguard a short step in both ascent and descent.

Cost to BMC Members - £50

NORTH WEST ENGLAND incl. LAKE DISTRICT

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This will be a day spent outside in grade 1 and 2 scrambling type terrain, in whatever the weather brings learning by doing, please make sure you have the equipment needed to spend 6 hours outside potentially in wet weather!

Syllabus:

  • Clothing and equipment
  • Scrambling techniques and movement skills
  • Choosing a safe route and assessing risk
  • Hazard management
  • Assisting and safeguarding other party members
  • Simple ropework for scrambles for ascent and descent
  • Use of karabiners and slings
  • Dealing with different weather conditions
  • Review of day and ‘what next advice’

Level of experience and fitness:

Have completed a good number of grade 1 scrambles and be happy with exposure.

A good level of general mountain fitness is necessary, the ability to complete a 6 hour days walking in the mountains with around 800m of height gain.



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