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Custom Courses

Instructional & Guided Climbing

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Custom Courses

Instructional & Guided Climbing

Would you like something a little more bespoke. Perhaps you are organising or planning a trip for a student or friendship group, or would like alternative dates to the ones we advertise?

Dates & Booking
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Course Highlights

Flexibility of any summer course dates

Help you plan a bespoke itinerary of instruction and/or guided climbing

Enjoy a custom week with a student or friendship group

Expert guiding and instruction from experienced ISM Guides

Custom Weeks

Course Dates & Booking

Please call +44 (0) 1539 721561 for availability

Meet the Team

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Sally Nelhams

ISM Director

​Sally runs our UK office, handling course bookings, administration, marketing and accounts. For most clients Sally is the first point of contact with ISM.

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Carlo Cosi

Carlo Cosi

IFMGA Italian Mountain Guide

Carlo Cosi was born in Padua, northern Italy, and has been a Guide since he was 23. He is a National Climbing Instructor and has a degree in Physical Education.

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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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Max Cole

Max Cole

IFMGA British Mountain Guide

Max has been rock climbing, mountaineering and skiing for over forty years. He has climbed in New Zealand, Yosemite, Morocco, Norway and extensively throughout the European alps and within the U.K.

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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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Vital Information

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Testimonials For ISM

Thank you very much for an enjoyable and inspiring week in the Alps, and for your patience and good humour throughout. You have a completely satisfied customer and I hope to join another ISM course sometime in the future.

Michael Firth
Classic AlpinISM (Instructional Course)

Thanks for organising an excellent week. The course format, accommodation and set up was perfect. The guide was outstanding and gave us a full week of constructive tuition. I was able to put his training into practice the following week when I met up with a friend and did the Cosmiques Arrete.

R W (2017)
Classic AlpinISM (Instructional Course)

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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