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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

Is This Course For Me?

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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Tommaso Dusi

IFMGA Italian Mountain Guide

Tommaso is a an experienced Italian mountain guide and regular year-round ISM team member. He loves the mountains and helping people to connect and find happiness in nature.

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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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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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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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Steve Jones

IFMGA British Mountain Guide

​Perhaps the most experienced British guide working in the Alps, Steve has lived in Switzerland for more than 30yrs. He is a member of the Swiss Guides association as well as the British Mountain Guides.

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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)

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)

"I loved the course and Terry was great. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun and feel confident and secure in my technique".

BT
Summits & Skills 4000m (Instructional Course)

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