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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

What a brilliant week we had! I really enjoyed the fact that the course was very hands on and we were given freedom and responsibility to look after ourselves. I really like the fact that the price was all-inclusive, the the course was excellent value for money!

Rachel (2017)
Summits & Skills 4000m (Instructional Course)

This was a fantastic trip. Paolo was excellent. The accommodation great. All helped along by wall to wall sunshine, stunning arctic scenery and some superb snow, so no problems as far as I'm concerned.

Steve (2017)
Ski Lyngen Alps Norway

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)

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Steve Monks

ISM DIrector and IFMGA British Mountain Guide

​A well known international climber, Steve has climbed and explored all over the world.

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