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Scrambling day on Broad Stand (Scafell) in the Lake District, England

Join Paul, an AMI/MIA-certified guide, for a truly classic English scramble up throughFat Man's chimney and along Broad Stand in the stunningly scenic Lake District.




1 Day


Jun - Sep






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  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of England's Lake District.
  • Take advantage of one of England's most classic scrambles.
  • Learn new skills and hone existing techniques as you go.


Widely known as the first recorded climb in the Lake District, Broad Stand is certainly one of the most classic scrambling routes in the region.

Located on Scafell mountain, we will make a rope-assisted ascent up to the peak’s summit via Fat Mans chimney and the Broad Stand.

We will start our day by heading up through Fat Mans Chimney, which is a nice warm up for the rest of the scramble that is to come.

Once we’ve passed through here, we head up over Broad Stand, which is pretty challenging during the best of conditions and quite a bit more difficult if the route is wet (hence the rope assistance).

The views from the top are well worth the effort though and after the scramble you will feel rewarded looking down what you’ve just come up!

This is a difficult scramble, rated as a level 3, the most difficult rating for a scrambling ascent. Previous experience is very helpful, but not 100 percent necessary as long as you have the appropriate level of mental and physical fitness.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for a thrilling and fun day of scrambling up Scafell mountain via the Broad Stand!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my scrambling day for all levels at multiple locations in the UK!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Inn on the Lake Ullswater Glenridding United Kingdom
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The Inn On The Lake Lake District Glenridding United Kingdom
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Glenridding Hotel Glenridding United Kingdom
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About the guide: Paul

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Summer Mountaineering Instructor

Summer Mountaineering Instructor and Winter Mountain Leader.

I am the owner at Rock n Ridge and have spent over 20 years enjoying the mountains of the UK & Europe. I hold the Mountain Instructors Award (MIA) which is the highest ‘summer’ outdoor qualification in the UK, and the Winter Mountain Leader qualification. I also have qualifications in Mountain Biking, Canoeing & is a Pilates instructor.

I am passionate about my work and find that I can easily build rapport with people. I decided to set up Rock n Ridge in 2017 for my love and passion of the outdoors, as well as the fun and enjoyment of sharing that love with others.





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What people are saying about Paul



Paul is the man! Great guide.



Had a brilliant time kids loved it Paul was excellent will be definitely booking again



Had a great day out with my instructor Paul who was very helpful in introducing me to trad climbing and getting me to be very comfortable on the rocks. We did six 1-pitch climbs and one multi-pitch climb while enjoying the phenomenal view of Langdale amongst many Herdwick sheeps. Would have extended the experience if I had more time and definitely would do it again.



Kirsty was our guide and she did a wonderful job, very knowledgeable and very personable. She was amazing. Highly recommend her to anyone who wants a great guide.



Despite terrible mountain conditions our guide did his best to make sure we got the most out of our trip. His special skill is keeping group moral

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