The days allow you to 'aim high' in your alpine climbing, by giving you a chance to practise on the sort of terrain you will encounter on the bigger mountains and covering many of the climbing and ropework skills you will need to climb them.
The days can be really useful to help you decide which alpine course is most suitable for you and they also provide a great way to focus on the training you might require to make your alpine holiday as successful as it can be.
It is also a chance to ask questions about your alpine holiday and to check over equipment with a Mountain Guide who may well be with you in the Alps.
The Guide can also assist with purchasing any equipment you might need (and is usually able to obtain favourable prices for you in local shops), giving guidance as to which items in the bewildering range of gear now available offer the best performance and value.
- General safety in the mountain environment
- Climbing in mountain boots
- Taking out leader placed protection
- Tying into the rope
- Taking coils
- Short roping and short pitching techniques
- Moving together techniques
- Use of simple rock anchors and belays
- Abseiling and lowering rope techniques
- Building confidence
- Planning an Alpine trip