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International School of Mountaineering

UK Rock Climbing

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UK Rock Climbing

Rather than running courses on set dates, we arrange activities for individuals and groups at mutually convenient times.

We find this fits in much better with people's work schedules, and there is no doubt that two or three short training/climbing sessions, properly spaced, can be much better preparation for an alpine holiday than a single course, as it allows time in between for specific training and working on weaker areas.

We have a ‘fast track’ approach: by tailoring the course to individual needs we can cover as much in 2 or 3 days as many centre-based courses cover in a week.

All courses are run by IFMGA mountain guides who are expert in all aspects of climbing and mountaineering.

North Wales and the Lake District offer every type of climbing from roadside crags to long mountain routes (which give perfect training for alpine peaks like the Matterhorn). Each area has its sheltered venues suitable for rock climbing through the winter months (the North Wales coastline being particularly good) and a hard winter gives opportunities for snow and ice climbing (with far shorter walk-ins than those typical in Scotland).

Costs

We generally work with groups of one or two people but can also cater for larger groups. The rates charged (for instruction and use of all technical equipment) are as follows (please ring for larger groups):

WEEKDAYS - 1 person - £220 per day; team of two - £130 each per day.

WEEKENDS/BANK HOLIDAYS - 1 person - £240 per day; team of two - £140 each per day.

We are happy to suggest accommodation in local areas.

Testimonials For ISM

Brilliant!! I was a walker at the start of the week. By the end had been on glaciers and climbed a 4000m peak!! It was a wonderful, wonderful, experience which i will never forget. It was excellent value for money and I hope to be joining you for years to come.

Ian Twizell
Summits & Skills 4000m (Instructional Course)

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)

The course was excellent, lots of variety and provided me with a good range of skills. Loved reaching the summit of the Weissmeis, for such a nervous and unconfident novice like me, I gained a real sense of achievement from the ascent and the whole week. Huge thanks to Pat.

Jo Clark
Summits & Skills 4000m (Instructional Course)

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