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May 07

Posts: 97

JulianHart says:

Winter scrambling

Hi all,

having done lots of dry weather grade 1 scrambling - Crib Goch (x5), Sharp Edge(x3) etc - and one Grade 2 scramble, I was thinking of trying a familiar route this winter. I have axe and crampons and winter walking - high level, Snowdonia, Lakes, etc - experience, but have never ventured onto grade 1 scrambles when covered in snow and ice. I fancy giving one a go, so, does anyone with some experience fancy meeting up for a day and walking a route with me? Hiring a guide is too expensive for me at the moment but I'm happy to buy some beers afterwards.



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May 07

Posts: 130

LeeAkeroyd says:

Re: Winter scrambling

Hi Julian, would be happy to walk and scramble with you but I can't get out very often at the minute due to family commitments, if you're interested let me know.



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Oct 09

Posts: 16

culbeag says:

Re: Winter scrambling

Don't want to put a damper on things but what's a scramble in the summer can well be a graded climb in the winter. Do you have any gear that might be required for a winter climb. e.g. Harness, rope, helmet, slings perhaps a few nuts. If not then I'd venture to suggest that it might not be a good idea.

And being really cheeky can I suggest that if you can afford all the personal winter gear that's necessary that a winter course wouldn't come all that expensive & would be money very well spent. 



Feb 08

Posts: 1916

vick says:

Re: Winter scrambling

Sharp Edge is pretty straightforward in WInter so why not try it on your own ?


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