Guided Scrambling

Guided scrambling on Lochnagar

Scrambling takes you to rocky ridges and steep buttresses, most of the time leading to the summit of a Munro. It is a step up from hillwalking and seeks out challenging steps and sections of rock and interesting ways to ascend in the hills. It’s not as steep and difficult as rock climbing, it is the intermediate ground where its not walking on a path, but not yet rock climbing.

Being guided scrambling offers a chance to experience this with whilst your safety is ensured. The route finding and decision making is done for you. You will have a harness, helmet and a rope on to keep you safe. All this allows you to focus on the experience and learn on the way too. No experience is necessary to get out scrambling. Scrambles can be matched to your experience and ambitions.


Locations: Scrambling can take place all over Scotland. A lot of the better known classics are in Glen Coe, on Ben Nevis and in the Cairngorms National Park. Please look below for some suggested routes. The closest scrambling to Aberdeen and this side of the Cairngorms is Central Buttress on Lochnagar. This is also an opportunity to scramble on the Aberdeen Sea cliffs on Scimitar Ridge and Horse back Ridge – see details below.

The ratio for guiding is 1 instructor to 2 participants. Under 18s welcome, but the other participant must be a parent who is climbing also.

The Cost is £220 for a full day for up to 2 participants.

All climbing equipment is provided.