Introduction To Alpinism
  • Alpine
  • 5 Days
  • 3 People to 1 instructor

Introduction To Alpinism

  • Climb
  • Intermediate
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Follow in the footsteps of some legendary Alpine pioneers as we climb some classic routes.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

Over the last 50 years of running Alpine courses we've recognised the essential skills to mountaineer more safely. The course therefore includes; | | Coaching movement skills on snow & ice | Glacier Travel | Crevasse Rescue | Moving together | Route Choice + Planning | Using Alpine Huts


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect

The programme will remain flexible throughout the course in order to accommodate weather and mountain conditions. What's achieved is always dependent on these factors, but will be appropriate to your aspirations and fitness. The overall aim is to give you an enjoyable introduction to Alpinism, that leaves you able to complete your own Alpine adventures in the future. During the course, you'll cover; movement skills on snow & ice, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, moving together, route choice and planning, using Alpine huts.

Experience Required

You'll need good 'hill fitness' for five consecutive mountain days. You should have some winter hillwalking experience, and some time spent scrambling or rock climbing would be beneficial. A sense of humour to cope with getting up at four in the morning could be regarded an essential!

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

This is a non-residential course so please organise your own food, travel and accommodation. The course fee includes instruction, equipment loan and mountain hut fees (the mountain hut fees include half board - breakfast and dinner). There is a range of accommodation options in Chamonix. Your Guide will meet you on the first morning of your course at the Yeti Lodge, 75 Domaine du Chantey, Rue du Plagnolet, Argentière, 74400, Chamonix Mont Blanc.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

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