Lake District - Level 1 : Instructional Course
Learn the basic short roping skills to better safeguard yourselves on rocky terrain and enjoy a day or weekend here in the Lake District, perfect for UK scrambling, Alps ridges and any climbers getting to and from rock climbs safely.
Scrambling can be an activity in it's own right, and you'll learn the basic short roping skills here in the Lake District to be able to go scrambling more safely. These 'short roping' skills are also perfect for those venturing onto alpine ridges or climbers getting to and from mountain crags, the ropework will allow you to move over this moderate rocky terrain more safely.
Learn how to mange yourself and others safely based in the beautiful Lake District
Practice roped techniques to give you better security
Understand better the risks around scrambling
Expert instruction and guiding from experienced ISM Guides
Is The Course For Me?
This is a great day or weekend in the Lake District, which is appropriate for those keen walkers that want to develop their scrambing skills and techniques, learning how to use a rope to safegaurd much of the terrain, and also for climbers that would benefit from understanding better the different roped techniques to safely descent broken rocky terrain with the aid of a rope.
Scrambling Skills and Techniques
- Understanding the risks around scrambling
- Basic scrambling equipment
- Techniques to look after each other over short steps
- Using a rope to safe gaurd easier broken groiund
- Simple anchors to manage short steeper steps
- Moving together and short pitching techniques
- Descending roped technique
Course Dates & Booking
Please call +44 (0) 1539 721561 for availability
Meet the Team
IFMGA British Mountain Guide
Originally from the flatland of Norfolk, Matt soon escaped to the highlands of Scotland, to cut his teeth on the Scottish winter climbing scene there. He then worked full time at Plas Y Brenin in North Wales…Read More
IFMGA Swedish Mountain Guide
Christian likes exploring the mountains in any mountain range and particularly loves the solitude and wilderness of northern Scandinavia.Read More
IFMGA British Mountain Guide
Perhaps the most experienced British guide working in the Alps, Steve has lived in Switzerland for more than 30yrs. He is a member of the Swiss Guides association as well as the British Mountain Guides.Read More
Sally runs our UK office, handling course bookings, administration, marketing and accounts. For most clients Sally is the first point of contact with ISM.Read More
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Testimonials For ISM
The course was excellent, lots of variety and provided me with a good range of skills. Loved reaching the summit of the Weissmeis, for such a nervous and unconfident novice like me, I gained a real sense of achievement from the ascent and the whole week. Huge thanks to Pat.
The course content was brilliant. No knocking whatsoever. We had Jacky for the duration, and his experience shines through and his leadership. He taught me a lot of things, not just the black and white of things but actually quick methods to overcome tricky situations!
Summits & Skills 4000m (Instructional Course)
The classic alpinism course last week led by Swedish Daniel was excellent! The itinerary was really well planned taking into account the less than perfect weather and the abilities and aspirations of the group - we all learned loads.
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