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Try Climbing Outdoors

Lake District - Level 1 : Instructional Course

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Try Climbing Outdoors

Lake District - Level 1 : Instructional Course

Come and try outdoor rock climbing for the first time, in a safe and fun learning environment here in the beautiful Lake District

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Try Climbing Outdoors 2

Course Highlights

Try climbing outdoors for the first time here in the Lake District

Learn the basic rock climbing skills in a fun and safe environment

Days and weekends tailored to suit individuals or groups

Expert instruction and coaching from experienced ISM Guides

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Learning to Climbing Outdoors

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Please call +44 (0) 1539 721561 for availability

Meet the Team

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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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Christian Türk

IFMGA Swedish Mountain Guide

Christian was born in Sweden and had his first skiing experience in Austria as a youngster.

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Steve Monks

ISM DIrector and IFMGA British Mountain Guide

​A well known international climber, Steve has climbed and explored all over the world.

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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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Testimonials For ISM

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)

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

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

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