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Alpine Preparation 1

Alpine Preparation

Lake District - Level 1 : Instructional Course

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Alpine Preparation

Lake District - Level 1 : Instructional Course

The Lake District is a fantastic venue with access to high mountain crags, helping fully prepare you for your alpine trip, practising essential alpine roped skills and easy big boot style climbing and scrambling, with a focus on either an ISM course or maybe the Eiger or Matterhorn.

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Alpine Preparation 2

Alpine Preparation 2

Course Highlights

Hit the ground running to ensure you get the most from your alpine week

Matterhorn or similar alpine summit training and preparation

Learn the basic alpine skills of moving over similar alpine terrain in the Lake District

Expert instruction and guiding from experienced ISM Guides

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Alpine Training Skills Covered

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Course Dates & Booking

Please call +44 (0) 1539 721561 for availability

Meet the Team

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Paolo Intropido

IFMGA Italian Mountain Guide

Born in NW Italy in a region surrounded by mountains, Paolo started to ski and trek as a kid, always wanting to explore 'beyond the next hill'.

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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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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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Mark Charlton

IFMGA British Mountain Guide

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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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Testimonials For ISM

The course was excellent, lots of variety and provided me with a good range of skills. Loved reaching the summit of the Weissmeis, for such a nervous and unconfident novice like me, I gained a real sense of achievement from the ascent and the whole week. Huge thanks to Pat.

Jo Clark
Summits & Skills 4000m (Instructional Course)

Thanks for a great week, in some pretty challenging and extreme conditions. Thanks for keeping us safe, teaching us loads, and being all round fantastic fun. I'd look forward to coming on another trip with you guiding.

Steve
Ski Grand St Bernard

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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