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Summer Alpine Mountaineering

Want to learn mountaineering skills or develop to become a safer and more competent mountaineer? Want to be guided on some amazing alpine summits or have a particular objective you’ve always dreamt of? Then look no further.

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Lake District Rock Climbing

Do you want to try rock climbing outdoors? Maybe develop your rock climbing skills to become more independent? Or maybe just push your grade, enjoying climbing some of the finest ‘Classic Rock’ routes in the Lake District?

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Arc'teryx Academy - Climb Lake District - 25 & 26 September 2021

The Arc'teryx Academy celebrates some of the jewels in the Lake District crown of rock climbing, whilst bringing together a like minded outdoor community. The event aims to educate, share and improve the skills necessary for enjoying these beautiful places safely, based around a weekend of clinics.

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Sun Rock Destinations

Want to sample some sun kissed world class rock climbing this autumn? Join us for dripping tufas, golden beaches and tapas on the Greek Island of Kalymnos. Or get your adventurous hit and develop your trad climbing in the beautiful orange Anti-Atlas mountains of Morocco.

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Expeditions & Treks

Want to climb a virgin summit? Experience the wild & remote mountains of Kyrgyzstan? Enjoy the richness of centuries old nomadic culture. Or maybe fancy an autumn trek? walking over limestone mountains and along sun kissed golden beaches, in a quiet corner of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia?

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Off-Piste Skiing and Ski Touring

Gain the freedom to travel quickly and efficiently in the winter mountain environment when walking isn't an option. Want to learn how to ski off-piste? Or maybe develop your ski touring skills and then also enjoy some of our hut to hut ski tours?

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Ice Climbing

Imagine glassy blue icefalls, crisp snow & bright blue skies. Want to try something a bit different? Perhaps push your ice climbing skills to the next level? Or develop your ice skills to become more competent in the summer? Take a look at our ice climbing programme.


Why Choose ISM?


“What an incredible week learning the basics of Mountaineering. The course is perfectly balanced between summiting high alpine peaks and learning rope, climbing and glacier skills.

William 2021

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