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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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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

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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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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Tommaso Dusi

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.

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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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Testimonials For ISM

Our three guides were all excellent: Thomas, Phil and Paulo. I can't speak highly enough of them. They were all good company and superb climbers, and patient with us all.

Donald Connolly
Matterhorn Ascent

Summiting Mont Blanc was an important milestone for me which I am grateful to all at ISM. Particularly Terry, who is the ultimate professional never compromising on safety. Max is a pure gem with wonderful guidance and outstanding people skills in abundance.Altogether a brilliant week!

David (2017)
Mont Blanc Ascent

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)

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