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Often difficult to define, scrambling involves using your hands-not just your feet-to get up a hill or mountain. So what appears to be a scramble to one person may be another’s idea of a frightening climb. To many, scrambling lies somewhere in between walking and rock-climbing, with no need for lots of technical equipment or expertise.

That said, the exposure of un-roped scrambles can be dramatic, and so care must be taken to ensure safety.

For further information on scrambling and grade systems, look at the websites below.

Useful websites:

Organisations / Associations: (British Mountaineering Council)


(Photo by Brian Evans from 'Scrambles in the Lake District North')
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