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Alpine Mountaineering and Alpine Climbing

Not all Alpine peaks are as busy as Mont Blanc, not all Alpine peaks are as steep as the Matterhorn. From beautiful hut walks to lofty ridges, there is plenty for walkers or mountaineers alike. Whether you want a 'taste of the Alps' or strive for self sufficiency. Whether you are a walker, or a committed climber. Whether you want five days of skills, a good apprenticeship, or two full weeks of adventure - there really is something for everyone here.
All our staff are IFMGA guides (or aspirants) as well as Mountaineering Instructors. This means that, in addition to the top international qualification, they have a wealth of Alpine experience to share.

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Complete Alpine Climber (10 days)

Our best course just got better! This year this amazing Alpine learning experience includes two days welcome rest in the middle of two five day blocks.
One week may give you the skills, but ten d...........

Experience Required: The more you already know about winter mountaineering, and multi pitch climbing, the more you will gain from the course. Fitness and enthusiasm to learn are most important.

Cost: No dates scheduled

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Alpine Preparation

If you're going to the Alps this year make this weekend in North Wales a part of your preparation. We've designed a two-day programme to fine tune the skills you need out there, from glacier travel, n...........

Experience Required: some experience of climbing ropework.

Cost: £245 (2 Days)

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Discover Alpinism

A perfect introduction to Alpine mountaineering. This five day course is for those who wish to transfer their mountaineering skills to an Alpine environment. Learn the techniques, get a taste of the s...........

Experience Required: Some winter hillwalking

Cost: No dates scheduled

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Alpine Essentials

Three action packed days covering the fundamental skills and techniques you need to make the most of your time in the Alps. Whether you are an experienced climber or mountaineer coming to the Alps fo...........

Experience Required: enough climbing and mountaineering to know that Alpinism is the next step.

Cost: £425 (3 Days)

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Can't find what you are looking for?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run one of the courses listed above on a date that suits you and your friends or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too.
Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

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British Mountaineering Council Deals

Check out the latest rock climbing and hillwalking deals from our partner organisation The BMC.
Now includes a range of subsidised winter skills courses!!!!

Up to 75% Funding For Outoor Training

Volunteer leaders can save up to 75% on training and assessment courses with our Future Leaders Fund. Ideal for Scout Leaders, Girlguiding volunteers, DofE leaders, youth workers and university club volunteers.

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Our friendly and lively bar is open to the public. From talks and lectures to film nights and live music, there's always something going on. Find out what's coming up next here

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Free colour brochureAll our courses are only listed online but if you'd like to find out a little more about the National Mountain Sports Centre, we'll send you a colour brochure out in the post.

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