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Advanced Mountaineering Course

This Advanced Mountaineering course is aimed at those who have completed some scrambling routes in the past and wish to move onto more continuous roped mountaineering.

Prices
  • Ascent: up to 1000m

  • Route Grade: From Grade 2 - Moderate

  • Terrain: Rock ridge

  • Duration: 1 or 2 Days

  • Start/Finish: To Be Arraigned upon booking, location dependent

Pre-requisites 

Experience of mountain walking and other scrambles, a good head for heights and the ability to move over rocky terrain

Stats

(Prices stated are per person)

What we offer

All our instructors are qualified and very experienced at leading people over technical terrain in the mountains.

 

Our instructors are very knowledgeable about the mountain environment, so the day can be easily split up with interesting chats, wildlife and great views along the way.

We pick the best route options for you to give an enjoyable time on the rock.

We supply all the technical equipment for the route.

Summary

Moving from simple, broken rocky ground to steeper more continuous scrambling can seem like a big step! This course will give you the additional confidence and informed knowledge to make the right decisions based upon the terrain and your own ability. 

 

Based upon your level of experience we will pick the correct routes to add to your experience and give you the correct knowledge to improve your skills.  Ranging from short steeper sections that may require a rope depending on the weather to more continuous rocky ground that can be classed as easy rock climbing where the rope is needed throughout.  And anything in between.

 

Examples of routes:

  • Aonach Eagach ridge

  • School House ridge - Glen Coe.  A great little ridge behind the village of Glen Coe

  • Curved Ridge - Buachaille Etive Mor 

  • North Buttress - Buachaille Etive Mor.  A great intermediate route to aim towards incorporating scrambling and easy climbing techniques.

  • Lagangarbh buttress, Buachaille Etive Mor.  A great little buttress to build confidence on continuous rocky ground.

  • Ledge route direct

 

Skills covered:

  • good route choice,

  • personal movement,

  • identifying consequences of position,

  • the use of a rope,

  • choosing simple anchors,

  • safe guarding with a rope

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