Dates and Prices
$325 CDN per person. Includes instruction and group gear. Price does not include GST, park entry fees, personal gear, accommodation, meals, transportation or gratuity.
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.
Is it for you?
You need to be fit at the level of a strong hiker. No prior scrambling or climbing experience is required.
Gain the summits of the Rockies without the complication of ropes and climbing gear. There are hundreds of mountaintops that can be reached through judicious route finding and safe travel techniques. You don’t have to be a rock climber to stand on those lofty peaks.
Most mountaineers start off hiking with a natural progression to scrambling. We define scrambling as easy climbing requiring use of hands and feet but not ropes, belays or protection. In a sense, scrambling is technical hiking. There isn't always clearly defined trails and you occasionally use your hands to help 'scramble' up ridges or routes.
The intent of our Scrambling Skills course is to give you the skills to safely climb peaks and not put yourself or partners at unnecessary risk. We will focus on the most important elements of scrambling safety: route finding, hazard assessment and movement skills on loose steep terrain and on snow and iced rock. Whether you are already a scrambler looking to upgrade or affirm your skills or brand new to scrambling we will teach you sound skills to enable you to summit on the many scrambling peaks of the Rockies.
We do not use ropes or other technical climbing equipment on this program. In general this is a good mountain terrain and hazard assessment course in a non-technical environment. Advanced hikers will also find the topics valuable even if you don't plan on scrambling.
Sign up for our 'plus' day scramble. This is an advanced scramble day at a lower guide to guest ratio. You will learn some basic rope skills and belays to tackle the 'difficult' rated scrambles.