Scrambling Courses 


Course duration : 2 Day
Course Ratio : 1:4
Cost : £60 per person
Location : North Wales

Who is the course aimed at?
This two day course is ideal for the hillwalker looking to take on some of the more adventurous ridges and gullies in the mountains where a rope is not required but a good range of skills and techniques are. The scrambling grade will be no higher than grade 1 and the routes will be chosen by the instructor at the start of each day.

What will we cover?
Over the two days we will look at all the elements of mountain scrambling and how to choose a safe and ideal route based on your experience and the weather.  We will aim to utilise some of the many classic scrambles in Snowdonia which in the past have included Tryfan and Crib Goch (Only when in perfect condition). Please note that routes may be changed on the day due to weather or other influences.

What’s covered -
Planning your day out (Weather and equipment choice)
Guidebooks and how to understand the grading system
Moving over steep ground and footwork
How to safeguard you and your partner on tricky sections
Course Dates and Cost
Please scroll down for a full list of dates. Private sessions are also available upon request. Drop me an email and we can discuss dates and pricing.

Want more information?

For More information contact me at or direct message me on Facebook. I aim to respond to all emails within 24 hours, however I can be out in the hills with no signal and will contact you on my return.
Private Guiding
Cant find what your looking for? Why not hire me for the day. I can offer guided mountain walks, climbing and scrambling days on a date to suit you. Get in touch

About Matt

Click here for my story and qualifications.


Sunday 25th March - Capel Curig, North Wales - £60 per person

Sunday 23rd September - Capel Curig, North Wales - £60 per person

How to make a booking

You can pay your deposit by selecting the date you wish to book from the drop down box below and clicking Pay Now. I will contact you with course details and a kit list once your deposit is received. Full payment must be made prior to the course or on the day.

If you would like to request more information or pay by bank transfer simply email me with details of the Course and Date you are interested in. I will respond with all requested details and payment Instruction. 


Alex - Scrambling Course  2017​​
"Heard about Matt through a friend and contacted him about wanting to climb Tryfan. Matt’s instruction was great and he made the day feel very relaxed, taking time to show me technique when it was needed. It was a great day and I am really happy I can now tick off Tryfan from my to do list."

Mair - Clasic Ridges Day. "Great day on Moel Siabod, weather was kinder than anticipated. A great route enabling walking and scrambling options, Matt knew when to extend the comfort zone!! We had a great laugh and while we were kept informed of route throughout was a pleasure to relax and focus on skills other than navigation for the day! Cheers Matt"
Sarah- Moel Siabod - 2016
"Thanks Matt for top day out in the mountains even if the weather didn’t play ball. The ridge pushed my nerves just enough and your patient, friendly approach was appreciated." 

Frequently Asked Questions

What grade scrambling will we be doing and will it involve ropes?
The course is aimed at the Grade 1 scrambles that provide some tricky steps but no requirement of a rope!
What gear will I need?
Normal hiking gear and a good set of walking boots. You won’t require any specialist climbing gear as we won’t be using a rope.
How many people will be on the course?
For this course I have a maximum of four clients, this is to ensure I spend quality time with each client.
I’m scared of heights will this course be ok for me?
As an instructor I often deal with people who have a fear of heights, with a structured approach and some guidance you will naturally feel more comfortable moving on rock, if you’re unsure or anxious why not email me so we can discuss in detail.​​