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Alpine Preparation 1

Alpine Preparation

Level 1 : Instructional Course

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Alpine Preparation

Level 1 : Instructional Course

Get ready for your trip to the Alps, practising some basic alpine roped skills and easy climbing in big boots or maybe prepare for a specific summit such as the 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 or North Wales

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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Mark Charlton

IFMGA British Mountain Guide

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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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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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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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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

Please pass on my very, very sincere thanks to Thomas, Daniel & Christian. They are truly quality people! Patient, understanding, professional, and wonderful ambassadors for your company. I have experienced many guides over my 50 years in climbing and they rank right up there with the very best.

David Hughes
Mont Blanc Ascent

​Hi Eira! It is Maite from Spain again! Just a message to tell you that I spent a wonderful week and that both guides (Paolo and Christian) were superb.

Maite Iriarte
Classic 4000ers

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)

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