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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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Matt Stygall

IFMGA British Mountain Guide

Originally from the flatland of Norfolk, Matt soon escaped to the highlands of Scotland, to cut his teeth on the Scottish winter climbing scene there. He then worked full time at Plas Y Brenin in North Wales…

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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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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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Mark Charlton

IFMGA British Mountain Guide

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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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Vital Information

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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)

Thank for an amazing couple of weeks! Matt and Stu were fantastic. I learned so much but also had a lot of fun. I have come home feeling like a proper mountaineer, having made some great new friends and with some unforgettable memories. I plan to come back next year!

Tim

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)

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