Learn from the best in the business how to build safe belays and become more independent at a single pitch crag.
We'll do our best to cover all the basic fundamentals, to help you become more independent outdoor rock climbing. Top-roping is a great way to access climbing outdoors safely, but you'll need to know how to set up a top-rope, and the risks and hazards that are related to that. You'll learn how to identify secure anchors, place trad. gear such as wires and cams, and then be taught the best rope techniques to link these anchors together to create a safe main anchor. Personal safety is key, as is anchor and rope choice, as well at the route you've chosen to climb suited to the level of ability to those in the group.
Perhaps the most experienced British guide working in the Alps, Steve has lived in Switzerland for more than 30yrs. He is a member of the Swiss Guides association as well as the British Mountain Guides.
Thank you very much for an enjoyable and inspiring week in the Alps, and for your patience and good humour throughout. You have a completely satisfied customer and I hope to join another ISM course sometime in the future.
The course content was brilliant. No knocking whatsoever. We had Jacky for the duration, and his experience shines through and his leadership. He taught me a lot of things, not just the black and white of things but actually quick methods to overcome tricky situations!