Walker to Scrambler

Our Walker to Scrambler course is for people who have been hill walking already and want to experience the joys of rocky ridges and scrambling terrain. It is based in the Snowdonia National Park where there are a wealth of Grade 1 scrambles to choose from e.g. the Gribin and the north ridge of Tryfan. The course is available in two or five day options.

What is covered on the walker to scrambler course?

As with all courses weather and conditions dictate to some extent what can be covered but examples of aspects usually covered are:

  • Mountain weather and forecasts.
  • Mountain clothing and equipment.
  • Route choice.
  • Movement skills.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Simple ropework.
  • Safeguarding others in ascent and descent.
  • Use of guidebooks.


Two day options:
10th-11th May

30th Sept – 1st Oct

7th-8th Oct

Five day options:

14th-18th June

If the above dates don’t suit you, please contact us to discuss your preferred dates and I will see what can be arranged.

Is this course suitable for me?

A reasonable level of fitness is required and a head for heights would also be beneficial as you will be visiting the wilder and more rugged parts of Eryri National Park.

Scrambling Course Price

£160: 2 day course
£325: 5 day course

If you would prefer the flexibility of booking a private course the daily rate for one or two people is £180. Please get in touch to discuss larger numbers.

Please contact Freedom Outdoors for more information on our Walker to Scrambler, or to discuss your requirements and make a booking.

Had a days instruction for scrambling on Tryfan'North ridge from Lou on the MTA Autumn conference, Lou sets you at ease, is enthusiastic and helped to bring on my personal scrambling with new skills and different ideas. Thanks again Lou, see you on the hill! Ian
Ian Bowles
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