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.
As a Director of ISM, Adrian splits his time between guiding, the ISM office, family and climbing for himself. During his 25 year commitment to the team, Adrian has played a key role in the development of ISM.
Please pass on my very, very sincere thanks to Thomas, Daniel & Christian. They are truly quality people! Patient, understanding, professional, and wonderful ambassadors for your company. I have experienced many guides over my 50 years in climbing and they rank right up there with the very best.
Summiting Mont Blanc was an important milestone for me which I am grateful to all at ISM. Particularly Terry, who is the ultimate professional never compromising on safety. Max is a pure gem with wonderful guidance and outstanding people skills in abundance.Altogether a brilliant week!
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!