An important aspect of this course is that participants have every opportunity to practise techniques for themselves, with close supervision and coaching from the guides, and to meet other students who may become climbing partners for life.
As well as offering a challenging but fun introduction to mountaineering for relative novices, the course is particularly valuable for people with climbing experience in the UK who wish to progress to higher mountains in glaciated areas.
This course is open to anyone over the age of 16 who is in full-time education (under 18's must have written permission from a parent).
A Level 1 certificate will be awarded at the end of the course confirming the level you have achieved
- An instructional course giving the student a great introduction to alpine mountaineering
- All-inclusive price includes all uplift, food, transport and accommodation
- Expert instruction and coaching from experienced ISM Guides
On this course you will learn the full range of skills needed for safe mountaineering on all types of alpine terrain including: rope work and rock skills; snow and ice climbing; moving on glaciers; high mountaineering from a mountain hut; snow craft and crevasse rescue.
The course will give participants a solid grounding in the safety aspects of alpine climbing. The course is also perfect preparation for some of our other instructional and classic courses which we run during the summer.
An important aspect of the course is that participants have plenty of opportunity to practice techniques for themselves. The areas that we use for this course have been carefully selected to provide the best possible climbs for you to practice and develop your skills, with expert coaching and supervision from the ISM guides.
In addition to the advertised course dates, we can arrange this course throughout the summer for groups of 6 or 12 people at the advertised price, and for groups of different numbers with an adjustment in price.