Alpine & Expedition Training

If you are heading off to the Alps this coming summer season or even the Greater Ranges for a forthcoming expedition, consider enhancing your enjoyment, efficiency and summit chances on that trip with some UK based mountaineering and fitness training before you go.

Mont Blanc Training - Snowdonia

Matterhorn Training - Snowdonia

Matterhon Training - West Highlands

Matterhon Training - Zermatt

Alpinist Training - Snowdonia

Our team alpine training courses offer quality relevant technical & physical training and a socialbe opportunity to meet like minded others heading off on similar trips during the alpine season.

So whether you are off to try Mont Blanc, The Matterhorn, our classic 'Becoming an Alpinist' courses or even Everest, the confidence and experience gained from this extra preparation can go along way to help getting you there.

Mont Blanc Training - Snowdonia

Climb Mont Blanc - A Brilliant Mountain Challenge - Worth Training For...

Mont Blanc is a magnet for climbers and strong walkers around the world, and rightly so, it's a superb high glaciated mountain, dominating the Northern Alps and providing a brilliant mountain challenge for those willing to undertake the right preparation, both physical and technical...

Whislt the challenges on Mont Blanc are mainly physical (you will not be hanging off your finger nails!) you also need to prepare technically for the mixed / rocky scrambling  between the Tete Rousse and Gouter Huts on the classic northern ascent route from the French side of the mountain.   Many aspiring climbers have been shocked at how steep this appears on the approach trek.  As this photo of the approach to the Gouter Hut shows, those expecting a 'non-technial' trek, might be rather alarmed!

Mont Blanc Training Team Starting Out On Snowdon Horseshoe Via Gribin Ridge

The terrain is actually quite moderate scrambling terrain, albeit it at high altitude and sometimes done in the dark.  With the right preparation, and in the right conditions (and on the right route!) it can be one of the most enjoyable sections of the whole ascent route.  Our Scottish Winter and intro alpine mountaineering courses prepare you for the mountaineering sections involving crampons and glacier travel whilst this spring weekned in Snowdonia helps prepare you for both the long endurance element of the climb and more technical rocky scrambling sections in ascent and descent.  You will also just generally improve your mountain skills and fitness along the way.

 

Scrambling On Crib Goch, Snowdon HorseshoeMont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and to enjoy a safe and stylish ascent you will need to focus on yourown personal fitness and body weight management programme as well as doing some more specific training in the mountains.  This specific mountain preparation will not only help to prepare physically but, with greater competence and confidence moving over the more technical terrain, you will also be more efficient and save energy for the really demanding final high altitude section of the summit climb.

Llanberis, Snowdonia, A Great Base Camp For Our Weekend Mont Blanc Training CampOur Snowdonia based Mont Blanc Training weekend addresses these related and enjoyable elements in helping you to prepare for this big challenge.  It should also provide a great opportunity to meet some other llike minded Mont Blanc climbers for a sociable weekend in the mountainso.   There will also be an early evening talk descibing the ascent and opportunity to discuss the equipment requirements and ask any questions about the ascent and preparation with plenty of time remaining so that you can actually do some effective training to build progressively for your summit attempt during the forthcoming alpine summer season...

Awesome weekend! Totally met my expectations especially in preparation for my upcoming Mont Blanc trip with High Mountain Guides. First class guiding, knowledge sharing and a lot of fun. Thanks HMG .... Viv, MB Training Wknd April 2017

Day 1 - Mountain Walking & Scrambling 

Scrambling On The Crib Goch Pinnacles On The Snowdon Horseshoe

  • From 0800 in Pete's Eats in Llanberis for an 0830 Welcome to the course, introductions, weather forecast and planned programme.  Equipment checks.
  • Mountain day of c.6-8 hours starting with an approach walk to a steady scramble perhaps including the magnificent traverse of Tryfan and Glyder Fach - The Bochlwyd Horseshoe - whilst discussing movement skills; being efficient for general mountain travel and using your mountain boots accurately & securely.  
  • Use of technical mountaineering gear including harness, helmet and roping up for moving together in 'alpine style'.
  • Easy scrambling journey (generally Grade I) concentrating on improving your movement skills for scrambling in ascent & descent as well as your confidence moving efficiently on moderately technical terrain.
  • Even if you have already done the classic scrambles on the North Ridge of Tryfan, Bristly Ridge & Snowdon horsehshoe, we plan to take various Cneifion Arete, Scramblling In Snowdoniavariants on these routes and often reverse their normal order to focus on volume of quality down climbing.  So there will generally plenty of good new experiences.
  • The skills covered can be reflected on, with a discussion regarding the progress made during the day and plans for putting it all in to practice the following day.
  • Early evening informal talk, 6.30-7.30 PM at Pete's Eats, describing the ascent of Mont Blanc, what is involved, fitness levels, equipment requirements and a chance to ask any questions about any aspect of the ascent and preparation.

Day 2 - Mountain Scrambling Day

Scrambling In Snowdonia

  • An early start for an alpine style approach to the high mountains of Snowdonia and another C.6-8 hour day linking several scrambles and summits and covering plenty of mountain walking & scrambling terrain.
  • Possible route choice could be scambling on and around the Snowdon Horseshoe, Cneifion Arete above the Ogwen Valley, with descents of other routes to practice scrambling in descent facing in, out, and across!  
  • There are lots of other good options which present the combination of sustained scrambling passages with easier waling sections, just like on the climb to the Gouter Hut on Mont Blanc.
  • This final day will also give a good opportunity to put some mountain miles in the legs, add to your general endurance training and give you the chance to get some expert feedback on how your fitness is shaping up with regard to a future Mt Blanc ascent.  The vertical height interval from the Tete Rousse hut to summit of Mont Blanc is around 1700m, at high altitude, so you can compare the ascent done today and reflect on your fitness & movement skills levels accordingly and plan further training as necessary.
  • This can all be discussed & concluded over a final tea & cakes café stop before the course finishes late afternoon on the Sunday.

Please note that we will also be running winter Mont Blanc trainign weekends in 2018 based in Aviemore in the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands. Please get in touch for details of this excellent opportunity for a wintery mountaineering & training weekend.

Thoroughly enjoyed this weekend - first class coaching, great climbing companions, challenging routes and outstanding weather conditions! Kevin.

Snowdonia Mont Blanc Training Weekends - 2018 Dates

 

Scrambling On Tower Rib, Snowdonia28-29 April 2018

  • 2 Full days, Saturday & Sunday
  • People Attending:  0
  • People Enquiring:  4
  • Places Still Available:  12

13-14 October 2018

  • 2 Full days, Saturday & Sunday
  • People Attending:  0
  • People Enquiring:  1
  • Places Still Available:  12

Course Fee:  £345

  • This is a guiding / training fee only and does not includes any other expenses like travel, accomodation, insurance or equipment hire
  • Course Base Camp:  Dol Peris guesthouse (C. £30 self catering) or Plas Coch (C. £60 B & B) in Llanberis or other accomodation in Llanberis, or nearby, of your choice.
  • To add to the social factor of the weekend we will keep taking bookings and adding instructors and guides as required.  Each booking will be gauranteed regardless of whether or not we find other climbers to join them and fill the ratios described above.
  • Course Kit List

Course Fitness & Mountain Experience Pre-RequirementsPete's Eats, Llanberis, A Great Base Camp For Mont Blanc Training!

  • An existing level of good mountain fitness is required for 2 days in the mountains up to 6-8 hours each day.  This will mean you have some existing mountain walking experience or a very good level of current fitness from other aerobic / endurance sports like running / cycling etc.
  • No previous scrambling or rock climbing experience is required but you should however be keen to embrace this enjoyable element of mountaineering; be ready for some exposed scrambling in the mountains and have a reasonalbe 'head for heights'.

Thanks for organizing a great weekend in the mountains and around town.
It was a pleasure spending time with the team and I look forward to meeting you all again soon

All the best, Steven

Alpine Courses This Training Would Be Good Preparartion For

Booking

  • Please contact us to check availability with a description of your fitness & experience details and aims for future mountain trips
  • Fill out an online booking form
  • Make a payment via the invoice you will be mailed.  Payment by UK bank transfer or Credit / Debit Card or Paypal (3% charge)

Thanks Rob for organising a fantastic weekend, and for the solid knowledge base. The pictures are a great added bonus. I think we all gained a huge insight into climbing/scrambling as well as a huge grounding for Mont Blanc. Thanks also to you Kevin for your help and advice. Good fortune to those climbing her. Hope to see you all again soon.
Jack.

Matterhorn Training - Snowdonia

Many climbers, alpinists, ambitious mountain walkers and even arm chair mountaineers dream of climbing the Matterhorn.  Well, why not, it's one of the world's great iconic mountains.  There is a true gasp factor added to almost any view of it, but especially the view from the high street in Zermatt and especially when viewed by somone who has come to climb it!  It's an intimidating route up an intimidating yet truly inspiring mountain.  Common sense tells you that the ascent will not be easy and, as is often the case in the mountains, common sense is right.  The ascent is long, with very sustained moderate scrambling and some short steep & tricky sections.  The trick is to arrive in the Alps well prepared for this demading ascent and this is where our training courses will make a big difference.

Unlike on some easier alpine peaks where just good fitness is required and we can do the relevant technical training during the course, preparation for the Matterhorn ascent requires a conscientious and determined approach.  You will need to arrive for the climb not only fighting fit and raring to go but scrambling fluently in ascent and descent and happy to tackle short, steep & physical sections of rock climbing & climbing fixed ropes.  You will also need to be mentally prepared for sustained exposure, following instructions for the route finding in descent and looking after yourself during the demanding mountain marathon of a 7 - 11 hour day.

Our Snowdonia based Matterhorn Training weekend addresses all these complicated elements in helping you to prepare for this big challenge.  It also gives you the chance to get some great technical mountain miles under the belt whilst enjoying a fun & social weekend in the mountains and perhaps even meeting other like minded Matterhorn climbers on the same course.

Day 1 - Climbing, Scrambling & Training Day

  • 0830 Welcome to the course & intro chat about the weekend.  Final equipment check - but please ensure everything is ready to go for the day.
  • Transfer to a suitable crag which provides interesting terrain for training both scrambling (grades I-III) and more technical pitched climbing in big boots (Mod, Diff, V.Diff etc)
  • This will be a day concentrating on improving your movement skills for scrambling in ascent & descent as well as your confidence moving efficiently on moderately technical terrain where short roping & short pitching techniques are being employed by the rope.
  • There will also be the opportunity to tackle some steeper rock pitches similar to those encountered for example on the Matterhorn's Hornli Ridge at about V. Diff in standard.  Other important features of the ascent of the Matterhorn are ascending strenuous sections of fixed rope and being lowered confidently down steep walls.  Both of these will also be addressed although some improvistation is required for the fixed ropes as these are not a feature of the mountains in Snowdonia!
  • The skills covered can be summarised in the cafe on the way back with a discussion regarding the progress made during the day and plans for putting it all in to practice, higher in the mountains, and with a greater volume of scrambling, the following day.

Day 2 - The Mountain Day

  • An earlier, 0800 start for an alpine style approach to the high mountains of Snowdonia concentrating on lots of quality scrambling milage and descent facing in, out, and across!.  Possible route choice / areas include Clogwyn y Person Arete, Parsons Nose (Diff) start to Crib YDdysgal, Idwal Slabs, Cneifion Arete, NW Face Glyder Fach & E Face of Tryfan. 
  • There are lots of other good options which present this combination of a long sustained scramble with both easier sections and short, harder, more technical sections which can be pitched thereby simulating the terrain and style of climbing expereinced on the Matterhorn.
  • This final day will also give a good opportunity to put some mountain miles in the legs, add to your general endurance training and give you the chance to get some expert feedback on how your fitness is shaping up with regard to a future Matterhorn ascent.  The vertical height interval of the Hornli Ridge to the Matterhorn summit is around 1200m, so you can compare the ascent done today and reflect on your fitness & movement skills levels accordingly and plan further training as necessary.

Matterhorn Training Weekend - 2017 & 2018 Dates​​

Maximum 2 guests to 1 Mountain Instructor / Guide. 

30 September - 1 October 2017

  • 2 Full days, Saturday & Sunday 
  • People Attending: 4
  • Places Available: 2
  • People Enquiring:  2

26-27 May 2018

  • 2 Full days, Saturday & Sunday 
  • People Attending: 0
  • Places Available: 12
  • People Enquiring:  2

6-7 October 2018

  • 2 Full days, Saturday & Sunday 
  • People Attending: 0
  • Places Available:  12
  • People Enquiring:  0

Course Fee:  £385

  • This is a guiding / training fee only and does not includes any other expenses like travel, accomodation, insurance or equipment hire
  • Course Base Camp:  Dol Peris guesthouse (C. £30 self catering) or Plas Coch (C. £60 B & B) in Llanberis or other accomodation in Llanberis, or nearby, of your choice.
  • Team Size / Guiding Ratio:  
  • Course Kit List

Course Fitness & Mountain Experience Pre-Requirements

  • An existing level of good mountain fitness is required, especially for the 2nd day which could involve up to 8 hours on the go.  This will mean you have existing mountain walking & some scrambling experience and good current aerobic fitness / endurance.
  • Some previous rock climbing experience is also required but does not need to be extensive or on difficult routes.  You should however already be able to safely put your harness on, tie in and belay.
  • The rock climbing standard will be up to around V.Diff, but this will be in mountain boots and could be in the wet, so you should be able to do this.

Alpine Courses This Training Would Be Good 

The Hornli Ridge Lit By Lanterns Celebrating The 150th Anniversary Of The 1st Ascent

Preparartion For

Booking

  • Please contact us to check availability with a description of your fitness & experience details and aims for future mountain trips
  • Fill out an online booking form
  • Make a payment via the invoice you will be mailed.  Payment by UK bank transfer or Credit / Debit Card or Paypal (3% charge)

 

Thanks Rob,
As mentioned yesterday, we really enjoyed it & thought it was a very well organised & professional two day training & we learned loads. Our guide/instructor, Jon, was great in every way and we loved the Plas Coch B&B, we're hoping to be able to come back in the beginning of July for some more training before our Matterhorn attempt week later in July. 
Thanks a million! 
Åsa, Matterhorn Training, May 2017

Matterhorn Training Weekend - Fort WillliamHigh On The Mixed Ground On The Hornli Ridge, Matterhorn

This spring course in the Scottish Highlands makes an inspiring compliment and progression from our Snowdonia Matterhorn training weekend...

The high mountains of Lochaber provide a superb arena for alpine mountaineering in the spring, often a magical time to be in the far north!  At this time of year they often provide a brilliant combination of stiff re-frozen snow for an alpine approach to a long rocky alpine ridge, often with an icy mixed finish, just like the Matterhorn summit climb itself!

The Western Highlands also provide an ideal location for a physical challenge par excellence with sea level or low altitude starts to climb the higest and most celebrated mountains of the UK, like the North Face of Ben Nevis and Glencoe.

This course would work very well for anyone preparing for the Matterhorn ascent the following summer; for aspiring alpinists or any mountaineers keen to develop their alpine movement skills and enjoy a cracking couple of days mountaineering in the Scottish Highlands, whilst meeting some other like minded folk.

The venues used are usually the North Face of Ben Nevis and Glencoe although there are many other alternatives including low altitude high quality big boot rock climbing & training down Glen Nevis if the West Coast weather is not conducive to doing the high mountain routes.

The 2 physical and technical days should really compliment the fitness and endurance training you are able to do on a regular basis from home.  We call this 'Bulls eye training!" 

Here is a summary of the 'Plan A' schedule for the weekend which may have to be adjusted according to weather & mountain conditions at the time.

Day -1, Friday - Pre-Course / Arrival

  • If you are able to arrive early and do some pre-course walking / scrambling / training that is good and we can arrange private guiding for this day if you would like to brush up on skills or do an additional route.  We  also offer this service after the course if you want to pack in the mountaineering having made a long journey to the Highlands.  We normally have an informal intro chat and welcome drink in Fort William on this evening, equipment check / issue and meet the other members of the team.

Day 1, Saturday - Mountain Day

  • 0730 start to the course, welcome & final equipment check - but please ensure everything is ready to go for the day, so we can get a swift start for a long day.
  • Car transfer to the climbing venue for the day, eg North Face of Ben Nevis, then the walking approach to the North Face.
  • We aim to choose one of the longer mountaineering routes on the North Face, like Tower or Castle Ridge or North East Buttress to give a feel for moving swiftly and completing a 'grande course!'.
  • This will often involve an approach on sustained re-frozen snow giving an excellent opportunity to refresh and practice crampon skills before the crampons usually come off for the lower rocky section of the route where scrambling skills and moving together on the rope and short pitching / rock climbing in big boots can be practiced.
  • If time / conditions allows we will aim to descend an easier scrambling route like Ledge Route or one of the snow gullies or walk off the summit plateau and return to base camp / cafe for tea and cakes.
  • Evening talk on the Matterhorn ascent and preparing for alpine adventures.
  • Team dinner - traditionally curry!

Day 2, Sunday - Mountain Day

  • 0730 start for another alpine style route ideally combining lots of scrambling milage with some big boot rock climbing in a stunning location according to prevailing snow conditions and weather.
  • In the past we have climbed in Glen Coe, eg on Curved Ridge and with an ascent of the briliant steep V.Diff on the Rannoch Wall above it, Agag's Groove.  For the fit and keen we could also do a 2nd day on the North Face of Ben Nevis for example combining another 2 of the classic ridges on the mountain.
  • This final day will also give a good opportunity to put some mountain miles in the legs, add to your general endurance training and give you the chance to get some expert feedback on how your fitness is shaping up with regard to a future Matterhorn ascent.  The vertical height interval of the Hornli Ridge to the Matterhorn summit is around 1200m, (1900m from Schwarzsee), so you can compare the ascent done over the weekend and reflect on your fitness & movement skills accordingly and plan further training as necessary / possible!

Fort William Matterhorn Training Weekend Details - Spring 2018

21-22 April 2018Topping Out On The Tower Ridge, North Face Ben Nevis
  • 2 Full days, Saturday & Sunday
  • People Attending: 1   
  • People Enquiring: 3
  • Course Fee:  £385
  • This is a guiding / training fee only and does not includes any other expenses like travel, accomodation, insurance or equipment hire
  • Course Base Camp:  Calluna Mountain Guesthouse in Fort William (Or other accomodation of your choice in Fort William, eg the Lime Tree Hotel)
  • Team Size / Guiding Ratio:  Maximum 2 guests to 1 Mountain Instructor / Guide
  • Course Kit List 

Course Fitness & Mountain Experience Pre-Requirements

  • An existing level of very good mountain fitness is required for potentially 2 long mountain days of up to 6-9 hours duration. This will mean you have good mountain walking & also some previous scrambling experience and good current general aerobic fitness / endurance.
  • Some previous rock climbing experience is also required but does not need to be extensive or on difficult routes.  The rock climbing standard will be up to around V.Diff, but this will be in mountain boots and could be exposed and in the wet, so you should be able to do this without too much struggling!
  • This course does not focus on rope work or too many technical skills as it's more about scrambling & big boot rock climbing milage, however you should already be able to safely put your harness on, tie in and have some experience of using a belay plate.
  • Some previous mountaineering experience and use of crampons / ice axe in winter or alpine conditions.
Thank you very much to you and the guides for this fantastic, amazing, instructive weekend experience in the Highlands!
The guides were great! The weather was as promised and as you can see, we all had a lot of fun as well. 
Best Regards
Tobias, Matterhorn Training 2017

Alpine Courses This Training Would Be Good Preparartion For

Booking

  • Please contact us to check availability with a description of your fitness & experience details and aims for future mountain trips
  • Fill out an online booking form
  • Make a payment via the invoice you will be mailed.  Payment by UK bank transfer or Credit / Debit Card or Paypal (3% charge)

 

Matterhorn Training - Zermatt

Alpine Mountaineering Breithorn Traverse

in 2017 we ran a Matterhorn familiarisation long weekend in early autumn in Zermatt itself, at the foot of the Matterhorn!  The idea was to give guests the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of the village, valley and amazing views of the mountain, without the pressure of having to actually climb it!

With a programme along the following lines, there was plenty of opportunity for training on a variety of relevant terrain including rocky scrambling, big boot rock climbing, high altitude glacier journey / snow ascents, & icy mixed ground in crampons.  A great combination of fun climbing and giving a real insight in to what's involved in the ascent of the Matterhorn with lots of relevant training along the way.

  • Day 1, traverse of the Rifflehorn with good scrambling, big boot rock climbing and some mountain walking all just under 3000m altitude.  Night in Zermatt.
  • Day 2, half traverse of the Breithorn with glacier approach, high altitude rock climbing / mixed ground and narrow snow ridge to the summit of the Breithorn, 4164m, overnight at Schwarzsee
  • Day 3, ascent to Hornli Hut from Schwarzsee, then a short recconaissance climb on the lower Hornli Ridge to give a real flavour for the nature of the climbing and experience some of the lower fixed rope sections.  Return to Zermatt for café de-brief.

Please get in touch if you would like to arrange this for late September / early October 2018.

Some feedback from Richard who did this course in early October 2017...

"Great trip to Zermatt with Rob Jarvis in preparation for a future go at the Matterhorn. Rob's accumulated experience gained from guiding all over the world makes being in the mountains challenging, safe and a great laugh. A real professional with a low key approach who wants you to learn and get to your goal."

Alpinist Training - Snowdonia

Snowdonia was the training venue chosen by Sir John Hunt’s Everest team prior to their successful first ascent in 1953. They realised that here was a place whereavariety of steep rocky mountains and brilliant crags could be easily accessed.  Unsurprisingly this is still the case!  In terms of the volume of mountaineering possible over just a few days, it’s hard to replicate and Snowdonia remains a truly inspiring place an inspiring to climb, and to train.

Here, there are superb possibilities for long, varied days of alpine style moving together along ridges, scrambling up & down classic high mountain routes and tackling some of the easier yet brilliant rock climbs in mountain boots.  The celebrated valley crags also provide a fantastic training venue for practicing rope work and technical alpine skills.

Our Snowdonia based alpine training weekend blends the training and technical with a more flowing and physical mountain day, enabling you to develop both important elements in anticipation of tackling longer alpine routes...

Day 1 - Climbing & Training Day

  • Welcome to the course & intro chat about the weekend.  Equipment check & discussion about suitable equipment to take on low - mid grade alpine routes and for glacier travel.
  • Transfer to most suitable crag for the conditions to cover scrambling & movement skills whilst approaching one of the fantastic valley crags.
  • Technical discussion & practice of alpine rope work skills including taking coils & moving together on glaciers & mixed / rocky ridges.
  • Using, placing & checking natural protection (spikes etc) as well as rock climbing protection (slings, nuts, cams) to safeguard the party.
  • Big boot rock climbing skills and simple rock climbing ropework relevant to key passages on alpine routes.Alpine Moving Together Training on the Cneifion Arete, Ogwen, Snowdonia
  • Rope work skills for abseiling, relevant to retreating from alpine routes or descending steep passages on many of the classic alpine peaks.
  • The day can be summarised in the cafe on the way back with a discussion of alpine hazards & their avoidance as well as some ideas for route planning and using alpine maps & guide books.

Day 2 - Mountain Day

  • An early start for an alpine style approach to the high mountains of Snowdonia.  Possible route choice could be Cneifion Arete above the Ogwen Valley, with a descent of Bristly Ridge in the afternoon to give a real alpine feel to the day.
  • The team would aim to blend short discussions of the skills involved within the framework of maintaining a good overall alpine momentum to the day so the summit can be reached and descent made in good time for a final summary and course finish C. 1630 back in Llanberis for tea, cakes and de-brief!
  • This final day will give a good opportunity to put some mountain miles in the legs, add to your general endurance training and give you the chance to get some expert feedback on how your fitness is shaping up with regard to forthcoming alpine trips.

Snowdonia Alpine Training Weekend Details 2018

26-27 May 2018

  • 2 Full days, Saturday & Sunday
  • PLACES REMAINING:  3 
  • People Attending:  0 
  • People Enquiring:  1
  • Course Fee:  £345
  • This is a guiding / training fee only and does not includes any other expenses like travel, accomodation, insurance or equipment hire
  • Course Base Camp:  Dol Peris guesthouse (C. £30 self catering) or Plas Coch (C. £60 B & B) in Llanberis or other accomodation in Llanberis, or nearby, of your choice.
  • Team Size / Guiding Ratio:  Maximum 3 guests to 1 Mountain Instructor / Guide
  • Course Kit List 

Course Fitness & Mountain Experience Pre-Requirements

  • An existing level of good mountain fitness is required, especially for the 2nd day which could involve up to 8 hours on the go.  This will mean you have existing mountain walking & some scrambling experience and good current aerobic fitness / endurance.
  • Some previous climbing experience is desireable but not essential. 
  • The rock climbing standard will be maximum grade of 'Diff' but this will be in big mountain boots or possibly in the wet, so it would be good to prepare by eg visiting a local climbing wall.

Alpine Courses This Training Would Be Good Preparartion For

For more technical alpine ascents like Climbing The Matterhorn, Eiger and our Becoming An Alpinist Course, we would recommend our Snowdonia Matterhorn Training Weekend or private guiding in the UK and / or Alps.

Booking

  • Please contact us to check availability with a description of your fitness & experience details and aims for future mountain trips
  • Fill out an online booking form
  • Make a payment via the invoice you will be mailed.  Payment by UK bank transfer or Credit / Debit Card or Paypal (3% charge)