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Custom Courses

Instructional & Guided Climbing

Do you want something a little more bespoke, organising and planning a trip for a student or friendship group or maybe would just like different dates to what ISM have advertised?

Dates & Booking
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Course Highlights

Flexibility of any summer course dates

Help you plan a bespoke itinerary of instruction and/or guided climbing

Enjoy a custom week with a student or friendship group

Expert guiding and instruction from experienced ISM Guides

Custom Weeks

Course Dates & Booking

Please call +44 (0) 1539 721561 for availability

Meet the Team

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Tommaso Dusi

IFMGA Italian Mountain Guide

Tommaso is a an experienced Italian mountain guide and regular year-round ISM team member. He loves the mountains and helping people to connect and find happiness in nature.

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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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Anders Swensson

IFMGA Swedish Mountain Guide

​Anders was the first Swedish Mountain Guide to work in the Alps. Before that he lived up in Northern Scandinavia, 400 km above the Arctic Circle.

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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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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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Testimonials For ISM

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!

Andy Challenor
Summits & Skills 4000m (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

Learned loads and acclimatised well during the course. Its obviously been very carefully planned. Guiding and Instruction was excellent. Anders was fantastic throughout and made the whole course really good fun. A very professional instructor with a great sense of humour. Highly recommended.

Leigh Ritchie
Summits & Skills 4000m (Instructional Course)

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