Hill and Mountain

"A great 2 days scrambling in the Lake District! Esther gave me the confidence and inspiration to progress onto harder scrambles and rock climbs in the future. She is an excellent instructor who always puts safety first.

Ryan, after his first few days scrambling

Navigation Masterclasses

Contour confusion?! 

Map reading skills and mountain mentoring for complete beginners through to aspiring Mountain Leaders

Don't be dependant on others in the hills. Anyone can become an expert map reader, and gain the confidence and skills to look after yourself in poor visibility and tricky conditions.

Daytime or specific night navigation available

1 - 4 participants

Independant scrambling skills

Scrambling - that grey area in between hill walking and rock climbing, with arguably more room for errors and misjudgement, and often on consequential and loose ground

Learn the rope work skills, route reading, problem solving and mountain knowledge needed to move towards independent scrambling and big mountain journeys. 

1 - 2 people maximum.

A one day booking will give you an introduction to these skills, 2 -3 days booked will enable a more thorough progression, especially if you come with no prior rock climbing knowledge

Guided classic scrambles

Fully guided classic scrambles and big mountain days in the Lake District. 

We'll discuss your objectives and prior experience, and create a bespoke day for you. 

Some examples of classic scrambles:

- Halls Fell Ridge and Sharp Edge, Blencathra (grade 1)

- Cam Crag Ridge, Langstrath (grade 2)

- Pinnacle Ridge, St Sunday Crag (grade 3)

- Napes, Great Gable (Grade 3 - Diff)

1 - 3 people for Grade 1 - 2 scrambles

1 - 2 people for Grade 3 and upwards

Guided mountain days

I'll show you some brilliant parts of the Lake District, choosing a route perfect for the conditions and catered specifically to you. I'll make all the decisions so you don't have to, and create an adventure whatever the weather. 

Suitable for families, groups, new walkers, or those up for a challenge.