This is a group for hillwalkers who don’t consider themselves to be “proper” mountaineers but who nevertheless want a wee extra buzz to their days in the hills. Scrambling occupies that grey area between walking (too exciting for that) and real climbing (that’s too scary, too skilled). It involves the use of hands but not usually ropes. One of the attractions of scrambling is being able to move freely unfettered by a whole range of rock climbing equipment. Outings with this group will always give an indication of the degree of difficulty. They will usually also have alternative paths and escape routes if anyone feels slightly out of their depth. What is sure that if you sign up for one of our events you will never be pressured into going somewhere you’re not comfortable. Expect to see trips throughout Scotland as well as weekends away to England and Wales. We may even go abroad and scramble in the sunshine of Spain, France and elsewhere. (That will be fairly rare mind you.)
I’m concerned at the notion that we should only do scrambling and nothing else.
There will be times when scrambling is off limits to us. I’d rather there were no barriers to us having alternatives - like some good old-fashioned hiking.
For this reason, the group will be known as the “Ramblers & Scramblers”.
(Please note carefully: My role in this group is simply to facilitate the group getting together for shared experiences in the hills. In particular you should note: I am not mountain leader trained. I’m not a navigator. My 1st aid certificate has expired.)