Kendal Mountaineering Services Cumbria
T: 01539 737332 | M: 07761 483364
31 Appleby Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6ES

Scrambling in The Lake District, Wales & Scotland 

Kendal Mountaineering Services offer scrambling courses in The Lake District, North Wales (Snowdonia National Park) and Scotland. These scrambling courses fall into two categories - an introduction to leading scrambles or guided scrambling days.

  • learn skills to keep you safe in the mountains
  • get more out of your hill days
  • push your limits in the hills

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Lake District Scrambling - the team enjoying a scrambling course with Kendal Mountaineering Services 

What is Scrambling?

Scrambling is the fastest growing outdoor activity in Britain and the best way to learn basic scrambling skills is to come on a course with Kendal Mountaineering Services. Scrambling sits in between hill walking and rock climbing.

You can choose either to have a guided scrambling day, on a scramble of your choice or you can learn the art of safely getting up a mountain away from the crowds. With KMS you won't just be hauled up a rock; you'll learn how to safely add excitement to your peak bagging.

On a learning to scramble course KMS will teach you all the skills you need in order to go out safely into the mountains and tackle those classic scramble routes for yourself.

You can learn the techniques of safe scrambling in our 2 day introduction to scrambling course. Here you will learn basic ropework techniques such as tying on and short roping through to more technical skills such as those required for assessing and selecting suitable belays, placing running belays where needed and developing those judgement skills to decide when to move together quickly or pitch parts of the route.


Scrambling Locations

If you fancy an exciting day out in the mountains then book on to one of our guided scrambling days. There are so many areas in the UK to choose from whether it be classic routes in North Wales, Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis, Pinnacle Ridge in The Lake District or a compete traverse of the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye. We can provide the equipment, the experience and the enthusiasm to deliver a fantastic experience.

Discuss your destination and we'll help you decide the best routes for you. On all scrambling courses we provide helmets & harnesses and all other technical equipment. You'll need to bring your own waterproofs, rucksack and boots.

Contact us for more information and click here to view our prices. Visit our scrambling gallery here.


New for 2016 - Slovenia walking holiday

We are offering the chance to have a weeks holiday exploring the stunning Julian Alps of Slovenia. Accommodated in an Alpine style chalet in Bovec, you will have an adventurous week exploring the beautiful unspoilt scenery of this magnificent area. You will be surrounded by snow capped peaks, crystal clear rivers and lush green meadows. click here to have a look at the details.

We also have our range of other courses that can help with all of your outdoor wishes, no matter what time of year you want to learn. 

Map reading course dates for 2016

Skye Cuillin ridge traverse 2016


Contact us to discuss what you want and we'll be happy to help.

Wishing you many happy Winter adventures!

Ring us to discuss your requirements - Tel:01539 737332 Mob: 07761 483364

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