Our 2-day Alpine Preparation course will provide you with the tools and strategies to become an efficient Alpinist. Teaching you the skills you need to move quickly and safely over Alpine terrain.
On the Alpine Preparation Course, we will cover the following areas:
- Moving safely as a team
- Moving together
- Using minimal gear
- Taking alpine coils
- Efficient movement in Alpine-appropriate footwear
- Natural belays
- Simplified belays
- The importance of minimising the weight carried
- Abseiling (optional)
When climbing in the Alps, because the routes are so much longer, the time of exposure needs to be reduced. There are lots of ways that can help make the transition easier. For example, go lighter, climb in mountaineering boots, efficient rope management, using natural belays, moving together, and carried minimal gear. All of which we will look at on this course. We will teach you the ropework needed to be able to move together, and setting up quick and easy belays. All of this helps with making you quicker and efficient as an Alpinist.