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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.

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Waist deep at the midi today.
Getting acclimatised for a week of 4000m peaks. Looks like a few powder turns and trail breaking ahead.

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Nice to get sent photos from other groups out on the hill. This one is of us leaving the Conscrits refuge in April, on route to the Domes du Miage.
Packing for some spring ski-mountaineering next week. The aim is to tick off a few 4000m peaks around Saas Fee. #ski #guide
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Finally got around to a blog about the Mezzalama race last month. Nothing but good memories now, depsite all the pain during the actual event!
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Love a bit of trail breaking. Mostly knee deep, apart from the waist deep bits today.

Super glad I left the snow shoes in the car. Wouldn’t have got the same workout using those.

Thanks to @jussieverest for the 📷 & post climb 🍕

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Big boot big glove climbing in the rain. Weird that we were the only people climbing outdoors this morning.

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Snowy ridge bimbling - good climbing in Italy with obligatory coffee stop at the Torino hut.

Having fun introducing Jussi to the European alpine climbing scene. The last mountain Jussi climbed took over ten days just to get to base camp. So 30mins in a cable car is a revelation.

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Out on the trails for the first longer run of the season. Running with Ollie in the 3 hour @running_up_for_air Chamonix event.

Legs a bit slow on the downhill and flat after the ski season. But good to be out and enjoying the team psyche.

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