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
We offer a great, fun introduction to outdoor rock climbing, here in the Lake District tailored to each individual or small group, where you'll learn all the basic skills and understand that outdoor climbing can be safe if managed correctly. A couple of days instruction can also be a great 'next step' towards our Summits and Skills 4000m Course in the Alps.
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
Is This Course For Me?
If you've ever thought about giving outdoor rock climbing a try, then the Lake District is a fantastic place to start. We'll start from the very beginning and work up to a standard that fits your level of ability, as we progress through a day or weekend. We don't advertise dates but offer these days and weekends to you.
Learning to Climbing Outdoors
Skills covered on the course include:
- Fun introduction to climbing outdoors
- Enjoy the beautiful Lake District
- General crag safety
- Putting on a harness and helmet
- Tying onto a climbing rope
- Learning how to mange the climbing rope safely
- Coaching in your personnal climbing technique
- Next step - how to develop your rock climbing after the course
Course Dates & Booking
Please call +44 (0) 1539 721561 for availability
Meet the Team
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.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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Testimonials For ISM
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!
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.
“What an incredible week learning the basics of Mountaineering. The course is perfectly balanced between summiting high alpine peaks and learning rope, climbing and glacier skills.