Alpine Summer Courses
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2013 marks our 17th year of Alpine Courses. We are committed to developing competent, rounded and self-sufficient Alpinists. Our programme of courses is one of the most extensive available in the Alps. No other Alpine Courses provider also offers the range of worldwide mountaineering expeditions, ski mountaineering and Adventure Ski trips that we do.
Our Guides regularly lead expeditions for us further afield and can advise you on how to progress your climbing (and skiing), both in the Alps and in the Greater Ranges.
We have a structured series of both 'instructional' and 'mountaineering' courses, to suit all levels of Alpinists, from complete beginners to those aiming to lead Alpine Grades AD and above.
Style of CourseWe have two 'styles' of courses. Our Instructional courses aim to provide you with a defined set of skills and our Mountaineering courses allow you to use these skills to gain more experience and climb defined summits. For example, having learnt the fundamentals of alpine mountaineering on our Introductory Alpine Techniques - Level 1 course, you may wish to consolidate these skills by climbing 4,000m peaks on our Saas 4,000ers course. For those who wish to climb Mont Blanc, we have different options, depending on your experience and which route you prefer to climb.
Aiguilles du Entreves Photo: © Tom Hutton,
Preparation for the AlpsTo help you get the most out of your Alpine Course, or your own independent Alpine climbing, why not consider a Rock Climbing or Scrambling course in Snowdonia, prior to the summer season? These are based in Snowdonia and are directed by IFMGA guide, Dave Walsh.