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International School of Mountaineering
IMG 20210720 WA0048

Women's Introduction to Trad Climbing

Half day - Saturday morning
4:1
£30
Dates & Booking

Women's Introduction to Trad Climbing

Learn the mechanics of ‘traditional’ rock climbing, from placing personal protection to safe rope management.

Dates & Booking
Womens Intro to Trad

Womens Intro to Trad

Clinic Highlights

A fun environment to help develop your outdoor rock climbing

Understanding the mechanics around trad gear placements

Learning and developing various rope techniques

Expert coaching and instruction

Skills learned

Course Dates & Booking

Please call +44 (0) 1539 721561 for availability

Meet the Team

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Sally Nelhams

ISM Director

​Sally runs our UK office, handling course bookings, administration, marketing and accounts. For most clients Sally is the first point of contact with ISM.

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Terry Ralphs

ISM Director and IFMGA British Mountain Guide

Terry learnt to climb on the gritstone edges of the Peak District then after graduating from Leeds University he decided to make his living in the outdoors, moving to North Wales to work at Plas y Brenin…

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Steve Jones

IFMGA British Mountain Guide

​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.

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Adrian Nelhams

ISM Director and IFMGA British Mountain Guide

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.

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Neil Hitchings

IFMGA Mountain Guide

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Equipment

  1. Helmet*
  2. Harness*
  3. Loose clothing appropriate for climbing
  4. Rock shoes

Any items with a (*) can be borrowed at the Arc'teryx event

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Testimonials For ISM

Our three guides were all excellent: Thomas, Phil and Paulo. I can't speak highly enough of them. They were all good company and superb climbers, and patient with us all.

Donald Connolly
Matterhorn Ascent

Thanks for organising an excellent week. The course format, accommodation and set up was perfect. The guide was outstanding and gave us a full week of constructive tuition. I was able to put his training into practice the following week when I met up with a friend and did the Cosmiques Arrete.

R W (2017)
Classic AlpinISM (Instructional Course)

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!

David (2017)
Mont Blanc Ascent

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