Alpine Preparation
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

Alpine Preparation

  • Climb
  • Mountaineering
  • Intermediate
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Overview

So you're planning a trip to the Alps this year? Why not have a weekend with us in North Wales with a IFMGA Mountain Guide as part of your preparation before you go? We've designed a two day programme to fine tune the skills you need out there, so you'll be fired up and ready to go when you arrive. You'll cover; glacier travel, navigation and route planning, using huts, bivouac skills, and essential alpine ropework. You'll also learn how to interpret alpine weather and recognise hazards before they become a problem.

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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

We'll show you how to plan an Alpine trip using maps and guidebooks, talk through acclimatising and booking huts, and spend lots of time practicing ropework for glacier travel and crevasse rescue. We'll spend time in the mountains on similar terrain to that you'll find out in the Alps (except glaciers!) to master other essential skills like moving together. Aiming to give you the confidence to get out to the bigger Alpine mountains and enjoy it.

Itinerary

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

What to Expect


This intensive course makes full use of the weekend, with a mixture of classroom based and outdoor practical sessions. Course staff, who between them have years of Alpine experience, will guide you through the following areas

Alpine areas, travel, guide books and maps

Navigation & Route choice

Glacier travel and crevasse rescue

Alpine rope techniquesAlpine equipment, choice and use

Alpine weather

Hazards

Using Alpine huts

Lightweight bivouac skills

Alpine areas suitable to experience

We have our own grounds and classrooms, which we will be making use of this weekend.

Experience Required

Some experience of mountaineering and/or climbing in the UK in summer and winter, where basic ropework and snowcraft has been learnt.

Stay at Plas Y Brenin and get your skills up to speed before your next Alpine hit, ensuring you get to make the most of your time away in the Alps. Meet new folk with similar alpine plans.

We want to help you to achieve your goals so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked food are part of the deal if you've booked accommodation with us. We'll also cover your in-course transport, and can arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train.Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. What’s more, we have a wide range of specialist equipment that’s available for you to borrow if you don’t have your own.

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

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Length
2 Days
Start Date
23rd March, 2019
Spaces left
3
Cost
£264
Length
2 Days
Start Date
13th April, 2019
Spaces left
4
Cost
£272
Length
2 Days
Start Date
4th May, 2019
Spaces left
3
Cost
£272
Length
2 Days
Start Date
8th June, 2019
Spaces left
4
Cost
£272
Length
2 Days
Start Date
21st March, 2020
Spaces left
4
Cost
£272
This course will help you become

You'll understand all the basic Alpine mountaineering techniques and how to practice them safely, before you embark on your first Alpine trip.

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