Introduction to scrambling course
The Mountains of Snowdonia – (Hard)
If you have ever wanted to try some of the classic, easier (grade 1), scrambles in the iconic mountains of Snowdonia then this weekend is for you.
About the North Wales introduction to scrambling course
We will travel on the 3.00pm ferry from Dublin port on the Friday and return on the 8.00pm sailing on Monday evening, getting back into Dublin around midnight.
We stay in the village of Llanberis, which has plenty of accommodation options; hostels, B&B’s, and hotels. We have several recommendations, please see below for details.
This weekend is run with a ratio of 1:6 to ensure maximum attention for each client.
At no time will we be using ropes, harnesses or climbing techniques.
(Please note that the weather in the mountains can be very unpredictable, and therefore it may be necessary to alter the itinerary to take account of this.)
Day 1 – an introduction
We’ll start with a look at scrambling techniques, movement skills and safety on rock steps, ridges and in descent, as we warm up on some relatively easy rock. We will also look at scrambling grades and scrambling specific guide books.
Days 2 and 3– Scrambling
We’ll progress our skills as we take on some of the best grade 1 scrambling Wales has to offer. Specific routes will be chosen on the day, depending on the weather, but possible routes include the Gribin ridge, Tryfan north ridge, Y Gribin, or Crib Goch, (for an experienced group only).
|MEETING POINT||Dublin Tourist Office, Suffolk Street, 2.00pm Friday|
|RETURN TIME||To Dublin approx. midnight the following Monday|
|EQUIPMENT||Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential – without these items you will regrettably be excluded from participating; walking trousers are advised or comfortable athletic clothing, (no jeans please); spare warm layer e.g. fleece; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are optional.|
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