Do you want to improve your understanding and ability to deal with the dangers associated with our mountain sports? Would you like to feel more confident about your decisions when out in the hills with your friends or gain the skills to take on your planned expedition or route?
Learn the basics from belaying and tying in, to technique on different rock types, training for sport climbing, multi-pitching, trad climbing or big wall climbing. We also cover planning your climb using topos, maps and other resources, as well as risk management and rescue techniques.
Cramponing and Glacier Skills
The best way of learning proficiency on your crampons and with you ice axe is on the dry glacier in the summer time. The waves of ice are not only beautiful but provide the perfect training ground for gaining confidence in walking and climbing on the ice. This will prepare you well for future projects in the mountains, as well as being a great day out in nature.
Ridge Climbing and Rope-work
The art of mountaineering is mastering fluid, efficient movement over potentially dangerous terrain, albeit relatively easy from a rock climbing point of view. This requires learning to be good on your feet and at scrambling. Learn to use the rope and gear correctly and read the route as you go. These are some of the hardest skills to master and therefore very satisfying when you find yourself covering a lot of terrain as safely as possible.