Enhance your mountain experiences with our alpine skills courses

We tailor our alpine skills courses to build your own skills so you can achieve your alpine dreams on your own.  We  teach you out in the mountains, where things are taught in context in real situations.

Learn how to save time and climb faster and lighter.  Improve your ability to assess terrain and route conditions.  The alpine skills courses cover:

  • ice climbing
  • glacier travel
  • ski or snowboard mountaineering
  • ski touring
  • alpine and multi-pitch rock climbing
  • climbing classic mountaineering routes

You will be better able to research and plan trips, assess weather forecasts and predict avalanche conditions to maximise your chances of achieving your goals.

alpine rock courses
ice climbing courses
glacier travel courses

Examples of alpine skills courses on offer:

Rock
  • Reading topos, route finding
  • Placing gear and anchors
  • Rope techniques, climbing techniques
  • Equipment
  • Descending route
Ice
  • Safety and ice quality
  • How to swing an axe
  • How to use crampons
  • Placing ice screws and anchors
  • Rope techniques
  • Equipment
Glacier Travel
  • How to read a glacier
  • When and how to use ropes
  • Crevasse rescue
  • Cramponing skills
  • Equipment
alpine courses with Alpine Dreams Guiding
alpine skills ski touring courses
alpine skills courses

Enquiries & bookings.

Please contact us by email or whatsapp if you are interested in booking a trip with us.  Then we can confirm Tim’s availability and give you a better picture of typical mountain conditions around the desired dates.  We will also check whether your experience and fitness level are suitable for the objective and, if not, may be able to suggest other exciting alternatives.
Your Alpine Skills Course Tutor
IFMGA

Other links of Interest:

Interested in some mountaineering?

Aoraki Mount Cook

A long day rewarded by amazing views

Mt Aspiring

The ‘Matterhorn of the South’

Milford Mountains, Fiordland National Park

Mitre Peak, Tutoko, Mt Madeline …..

The Remarkables

A great day trip from Queenstown

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