Welcome to ISM

A warm welcome to the International School of Mountaineering Ltd, a guiding organisation dedicated to sharing the skills, enjoyment and adventure of mountaineering in all its aspects.

Our expertise has been developing through 50 years of operation and the combined experience of our guiding team is probably unrivalled anywhere in the world. This is the key to our continuing success in striving to provide the best mountaineering courses, Ski-Tours and Trek & Summit weeks while maintaining an outstanding safety record.

We look forward to climbing with you!

Latest news

Article in 'The Professional Mountaineer' on Heuristic Traps

Article in 'The Professional Mountaineer' on Heuristic Traps by Adrian Nelhams
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BMG Guides Summer Rock 1

IFMGA British Mountain Guides Summer Rock 1 training course, held here in the Lakes District.
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Upcoming Courses



Classic AlpinISM

Level 2   Instruction & Coaching
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Classic Alpine Summits

Level 2   Guiding & Coaching
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Summits & Skills 4000m

Level 1   Instruction & Coaching
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Hello twitter world. We're excited about our brand refresh and new website launching very soon! Great adventures to be had with ISM!

Course Calendar

See an overview of our courses and availability: