ISM – Alpine Mountaineering Courses, Ice Climbing, Ski Touring & Expeditions

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The International School of Mountaineering (ISM)

A WARM WELCOME to the School of Mountaineering Ltd . an organisation to sharing the skills, enjoyment and of mountaineering in all its aspects.

Forthcoming – Summer Alpine UK training

Our expertise has been through 46 years of operation and the experience of our guiding team is unrivalled anywhere in the world. is the key to our continuing success in striving to the best mountaineering courses, and Trek Summit weeks maintaining an outstanding safety

We look forward to climbing you!

ISM Activities through the Year

The ISM begins with Ice Climbing in the Alps and Canada, taking of the very reliable ice climbing to be found in these world-renowned climbing venues. By late temperatures in the Alps are beginning to a little and the days get longer this is when our Ski Touring and Off-Piste Ski weeks begin in Our earlier alpine ski touring focus on building skills, during the later weeks we ski the alpine Haute Routes, the famous high level from Chamonix to Zermatt.

Throughout the year in the UK we run a personalised and programme of Rock Climbing and and Alpine Training courses, to introduce novices to the sports of climbing and mountaineering and to prepare for any alpine courses they be aiming to do in the summer. For experienced we offer guided climbing on the UK rock climbs as well as climbing holidays in the ‘Sun ‘ destinations of Sardinia the best of the Mediterranean islands for and Spain .

The first of our regular #8211; Andes Summits sets out around the end of May to climb in the fabulous Cordillera Blanca in the Andes, then once June the spring snows in the have compacted enough to us to launch into our main programme of Alpine Mountaineering .


We offer the widest range of alpine courses available, something for all mountain-lovers whether you to learn the skills of alpine climb famous peaks Mont Blanc, the Eiger and the . climb the Alpine 4000m or trek hut-to-hut over the and high passes on one of our summer Summit weeks . Our mountaineering and ‘Haute Route’ Treks over the whole of the Western from the Bernese Oberland in the to the Gran Paradiso and Mont Massif further south. We run customised programmes in such areas as the Dolomites, the Ecrins, the and Bregaglia.

Our summer season of Alpine courses extends well September, while at the start of month our longest-running mountaineering – Virgin Peaks of the Shan – sets off to one of the remote mountain regions in the the Tien Shan mountains of ISM has been at the forefront of exploring the Shan mountains (with expeditions over as many and one of the most rewarding times of our year is to share with our the great adventure of tackling a untouched peak.

October is the month when the ISM team gets together to our year’s programme in the light of feedback, and to add any newly-inspired peaks and to our schedule.

Then, while the take a rest from the of mountaineers and gradually build up cover of winter snow, of our mountain guides are off on their own projects mixed with guiding assignments in Europe and afield. By the close of the year razor-keen to get back on the ice, as our ice courses commence again on the icefalls of the Alps and Canada.

Hoping that you too have a year in the mountains,

Adrian, Terry, Sally, Anders, Directors of ISM

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