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Lake District Rock Climbing

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Lake District Rock Climbing

ISM offers Lake District Rock Climbing courses for anyone who wishes to try rock climbing outdoors for the first time, through to someone wanting to develop their skills to become more independent or someone wanting to prepare to their alpine trip with objectives such as the Matterhorn or Eiger in mind.

The Lake District is steeped in climbing history and is a fantastic place to explore combining valley and road side crags that are very accessible to high mountain crags and summits for more adventurous mountain days and alpine preparation weekends.

Our Rock Climbing courses in the Lake District can be run as single days or over any weekend or number of days depending on the course and/or days and dates to suit you.

The Lake District has many options when it comes to accommodation - from camping through to B&B style accommodation and hotels.

Please give us a call here in the Lake District to talk through any objectives you may have or help when considering our courses so that we can help you plan your day or weekend course.

We arrange activities and courses for individuals and groups at mutually convenient times.

Costs

We generally work with groups of one or two people but can also cater for larger groups. The rates charged (for instruction and use of all technical equipment) are as follows:

1 person - £270.00 per day; 2 people - £295.00 per day; 3 people - £320.00 per day; 4 people - £345.00 per day. Please contact us for prices for larger groups.

We are happy to suggest accommodation in the local area.

Testimonials For ISM

​Good mixture of progressive instruction and learning, climbing and guiding. We climbed some very good mountains from good huts and made the best of the mixed weather conditions. The course also used a range of situations and locations to cover a wide range of skills and techniques.

Donald Connolly
Classic AlpinISM (Instructional Course)

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)

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)

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Carlo Cosi

Carlo Cosi

IFMGA Italian Mountain Guide

Carlo Cosi was born in Padua, northern Italy, and has been a Guide since he was 23. He is a National Climbing Instructor and has a degree in Physical Education.

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