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International School of Mountaineering

Summer Alpine Mountaineering

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Summer Alpine Mountaineering

Our Courses allow you to progress in a logical, and thorough way, ensuring you get the full benefit from our courses and are able to move on the our more advanced courses if you wish.

Summer Highlights

  • Instructional courses
  • Guided climbing
  • Custom weeks for groups
  • Private Guiding
  • Expert guiding and instruction from experienced ISM Guides
  • A prestigious English speaking climbing and mountaineering school based in Leysin Switerland since 1965

Testimonials For ISM

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)

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!

Rachel (2017)
Summits & Skills 4000m (Instructional Course)

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)

Team Spotlight

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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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