Training in Alpine Mountaineering
If you are lacking confidence with the best way to approach safety on alpine routes then this 5 day course should help you get on your way.
It is a progressive hands on course where the emphasis is your personal development and independence.
The aim being to build your technical level and gain confidence to tackle your ambitions in the mountains independently with friends.
This course is run on a guide to student ratio of 1:3.
Required Level. Good level of fitness and some rock climbing experience preferred
The course is progressive each day building on the previous lessons.
Day 1 Starting with day of rock climbing where we can look at security on steep terrain: Personal movement, belaying techniques, top roping, lead climbing, abseiling, prussiking, taking coils.
Day 2. Approach a high mountain hut and make a short alpine ridge climb. Alpine short rope techniques.
Day 3. Refining axe and crampons technique. Crevasse rescue
Day 4. Glacier travel and make a summit of a rocky alpine peak. This consolidates on the previous days and gives context to all the techniques
Day 5. Dealing with steeper terrain on an alpine route. A long rock climb where pitching and moving on a long rope is appropriate.
Photos of students on this course with me…