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Ice Climbing

Courses run by expert ice climbers with a wealth of experience

ISM Ice Climbing courses are run by professionals who are expert ice climbers, and have a wealth of experience from around the world.

The Alps has always provided great winter climbing conditions with typically low and stable temperatures forming some amazing ice. Conditions are generally at their best during January and February. The icefalls in the Canadian Rockies come into their own during March, when the weather is slightly warmer and the days longer.

Testimonials For ISM

I just wanted to thank you as well as Mark, our guide for the amazing week. The course was well organized and was just perfect for a beginner to mountaineering. We couldn't have wished for a better adventure. The memories are irreplaceable.

EP
Summits & Skills 4000m (Instructional Course)

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.

KL (2017)
Advanced Ski Touring Skills (Instructional Course)

“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

Team Spotlight

Max Cole

Max Cole

IFMGA British Mountain Guide

Max has been rock climbing, mountaineering and skiing for over forty years. He has climbed in New Zealand, Yosemite, Morocco, Norway and extensively throughout the European alps and within the U.K.

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