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Alpine Preparation and Training Courses

Prepare for your Alpine trip with our training course on Dartmoor, Devon

A one day course designed to prepare you with some solid skills if your heading to the Alps for a summer trip.

Especially suited to ascents such as the Matterhorn, Eiger and other AD ridge climbs. This is a highly practical course, and tailored to your ability and ambitions. We concentrate on basic ropework and movement skills on rocky terrain.

Based on Dartmoor in Devon, we use the Dewerstone Rock Climbing area which has a number of very good climbs to practice “big boot” climbing skills as well as some easier scrambling routes, both in ascent and descent...

Meeting point:

Shaugh Prior car park at 8.30. Google map link here. After an introduction talk and gear check we get right down to business, the first scramble is a short walk from the car park and takes us to the “summit” of the Dewerstone. Then it’s a downhill walk/scramble to the first rock climbing area.


2017 Alpine Preparation course prices

These courses are run on a bespoke basis, contact us to discuss dates and questions. We recommend a maximum ratio of 2 people to one instructor, but larger group sizes can be arranged on request.

  • One person – £140 per day
  • Two people – £80 pp per day

Prices include ropes and safety equipment such as helmets and harness’s. The full payment is due if booking within 30 days of the course. You’ll need to bring a small rucksack, waterproofs and a packed lunch.

View our full terms and conditions and our online medical form.

You can contact us here.

The final few steps to the summit of the Eiger yesterday.

A wild day out with the weather coming and going, and fresh snow on the route making it much more delicate than normal.

Climber : @gurudave420

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Tough conditions traversing the Eiger today after overnight snow.

We had an extra coffee, took our time and pretended it was Scotland. Slab climbing in crampons is overrated.

Massive kudos to @gurudave420 who took everything in his stride to realise a long held ambition. 💪

Nine hours hut to hut. Currently on the train back through the mountain. Time for 🍺

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“I’m shitting myself already” - @gurudave420 and I in position for the Eiger tomorrow.

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Fun granite climbing on the Pyramid du Tacul today. The early start was tough after yesterday’s climb, but the sun was soon on us and we were in front of the other teams.

So concludes an action packed four days with @tdmullen @aoifestrahan & @gurudave420 with @claphamski guiding too. A varied few climbs, with some proper top 50 classics ticked.

I could do with a lie in, but Dave says we should go to the Eiger tomorrow.

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