It may be that you want to scale some of the more lofty inaccessible places to gain a new perspective on the beautiful scenery our National Parks have to offer. Or, it could be that you feel now is the time to branch out into something new. If this is the case, then perhaps it is time you sampled one of Contour’s scrambling holidays or courses. Either way you are going to visit some spectacular places and learn new skills on the way. Should you have a specific scrambles in mind, then Contour can prepare bespoke weekend or week long scrambling courses and holidays. Visit our Personal Guiding page for more details how you can arrange your own itinerary and our Activity and Taster Day page for details of day and half-day packages.
What to Expect
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Easy Level 1: 1 to 2 fitness sessions per week (gym, jog, walk, cycle). At this level the Pen-y-Pass to Summit of Snowdon (via the Miner’s track) should take the walker carrying a rucksack 2 hours.
Easy Level 2: 2 to 3 sessions per week. A 4 to 5 hour walk in mountainous terrain should pose no problem. As an example, a walker at this level should be able to reach the Summit of Glyder Fawr or Glyder Fach in 5 hours.
Moderate Level 3: 3 to 4 fitness sessions per week. One of the 3 to 4 sessions may take place over the weekend and be more demanding in nature. A walker, at this level, should take a walk of 6 to 8 hours in their stride, with a day out like the Langdale Horseshoe being within their capability.
Hard Level 4: 4 plus fitness sessions per week, and able to walk 30km in a day. At this level a person would plan to tackle 3 to 4 Munros in one day.
Hard Level 5: 5 to 6 fitness sessions per week. Criteria highlighted in Level 4 would pose no problem and person would be able to complete similar distances on consecutive days.