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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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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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Christian Edelstam

IFMGA Swedish Mountain Guide

Christian likes exploring the mountains in any mountain range and particularly loves the solitude and wilderness of northern Scandinavia.

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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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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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Vital Information

Short introduction to vital information. This is everything you need to know about attending this course, links to other pages

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Testimonials For ISM

Neil, our guide for the week, was exceptional; a true professional, a huge inspiration and just great company. He shared so many useful tips with us and had great stories to share too. Looking forward to booking another course with ISM in 2022!”

William Summits and Skills 4000m 2021

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)

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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