Learn the mechanics of ‘traditional’ rock climbing, from placing personal protection to safe rope management.
A half day clinic, rock climbing in the Lake District focusing on improving your 'trad' rock climbing. This is aimed at climbers who already have some experience in climbing outside, but wish to understand better the basic rope skills, techniques and mechanics that underpin trad climbing. You'll learn more about placing traditional protection, building safe anchors, and good rope management to enjoy a safe climbing experience. We hope that along with some input into your own personal climbing movement you'll feel more confident and aware climbing outside which will help with that progression of slowly becoming more independent.
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.
Just a quick word of thanks for the course last week. Our guide Tom was excellent and covered a lot of miles to ensure we got the best conditions and great routes in and was always ready with a word or two of advice when needed - please pass my thanks on to him,
“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.
Terry was a wonderful guide and made everything fun, laid-back and an overall good experience. I would be happy to ski or climb with him again. All the logistics in Leysin and in Italy went smoothly. A really nice time.