Guide Book, maps and Grade interpretation
Personal movement skills
Route finding and assessing risk
Choice and Use of equipment
Mountain weather and how this may influence your day
Navigating to and from the route
What to do in an emergency
The Walker to Scrambler Course is open to those who wish to progress from mountain walking, into more complex rocky and mountainous terrain. A detailed equipment list shall be sent to you upon booking.
All of the Summit Mountain Skills scrambling courses are based in Snowdonia. Scrambling on grade one ground is unlikely to require the use of ropes.
Our two day Walker to Scrambler course will see you guided across some of Snowdon’s finest grade one scrambles whilst absorbing some of its finest summits. These may include Crib Goch, The North Ridge of Tryfan and Crib Lem.
About Summit Mountain Skills
To learn about Summit Mountain Skills, you have to understand that my love for the outdoors started when I was just 7 years old. My father and I walked the Pennine way together and I instantly became hooked.
Over 40 years, my adventures have taken me all over the world with climbing and mountaineering trips across the UK, the Alps and the beautiful Himalayas.
I am a fully qualified Mountaineering Instructor. Such qualifications allow me to work all year, both in the summer (where I work in North Wales and the Peak District) and the winter (where I move to Scotland due to the scenic views). I take pride in transferring the skills I have developed over the years to other individuals, and watching their confidence and skills grow.
My work consists of introductory mountaineering courses right through to training and assessing Mountain Leaders; I also take pride in leading overseas trips. In addition to providing instruction at Glenmore Lodge – Scotland’s National Outdoor Centre – I have delivered Winter Safety lectures for the BMC and worked for Jagged Globe on rock and scrambling courses across the UK. I am also a course director for Mountain Training Wales, leading qualification courses for the organisation in the summer and winter.