If you are climbing in the Alps in the coming summer, it’s a great idea to participate in one of our training and warm up weekends in Snowdonia. This is a good way to gain the necessary skills, increase fitness and enjoy some great climbing. By making an early investment in your fitness and skill base you can enhance your forthcoming trip and ultimately increase your summit success.
Our weekends offer quality instruction from IFMGA guides and the opportunity to meet like-minded people in a splendid environment. We can offer valuable feedback on your level of fitness and advice about your personal training schedule. In addition, we can review your equipment and make sure it is just right before your trip starts.
The two day training weekends are recommended if you are booking onto the following courses:
No previous climbing or mountaineering experience is needed, however, you should be reasonably fit and have a good head for heights. You need to have your own mountaineering boots and weatherproof clothing. The trip is run on a 1:3 ratio and includes the use of all climbing hardware. This is a great trip for private groups and can be run at any time.
Price includes 2 full days guiding and instruction with IFMGA Alpine Mountain Guides, with a maximum of 1:3 ratio and use of all climbing hardware.
The listed price of £245 is for three people on a course only basis. We can arrange accommodation for you in a comfy B&B upon request.
For more information about pricing for two people or passengers under 18 please click the Enquire button to right on this page.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
Your Financial Protection
£2.50 per person of the cost of any air package is paid to the Civil Aviation Authority to provide ATOL Protection to you. This means the money paid for these arrangements is fully protected. Our ATOL number is ATOL 2911. For more information see our booking terms and conditions.
ABTOT provides protection for your booking as set out in Holiday Information.
Ski Club Winter Arrangements limited (trading as Mountain Tracks)
Registered in England No. 2099115. VAT No. GB 461 5692 34
We accept the following payment methods
This list contains our recommended clothing and equipment for our UK based Alpine Training Weekends. It is ideal if you can have 2-3 thin layers that you are able to put on/take off as the conditions change. Thin layers also allow better movement as opposed to one layer of bulky clothing. If you are uncertain or need further information, please contact us.
For these trips you need a B2 rated boot.
B2 boots are the best option for most alpine mountaineering trips. These are semi-rigid boots available in either leather or plastic/composite options. Leather boots tend to be more comfortable and breathable whereas plastic/composite boots are warmer and more waterproof. They are compatible with C1 and C2 crampons.
Key features of a good alpine mountaineering boot include vibram soles, a reversed leather upper (which protect the best side of the leather from scuffing and abrasion and improves durability and water resistance) and ankle flex and a higher cut which give control, mobility and support.
Boots can be hired but to avoid discomfort it is strongly recommended that you have your own pair which need to be worn-in.
These items are essential for all alpine mountaineering courses. All items can be hired from Mountain Tracks or from sports shops in the Alps. These items cost about £35-£45 each for 6-8 days hire payable in local currency in resort.
North Wales and the Snowdonia National Parks is one of Britain’s most beautiful places and combines thrilling outdoor adventure possibilities with stunning mountain scenery with ancient culture and heritage.
Llanberis, where we run this trip from, is synonymous with outdoor activity and climbing. Its at the foot of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales at 1085m. This is an ideal location for alpine climbing training with plenty of thrilling climbing and scrambling right on the doorstep.
We arrange accommodation in a lovely B&B in Llanberis includes are hearty cooked breakfast.
Learn or brush up on your climbing skills
2 full climbing days
Skills training from our local guides
IFMGA / UIAGM / IVBV
The IFMGA / UIAGM / IVBV symbol is the logo of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association.
Nick, Olly and Matt are all fully-qualified UIAGM Mountain Guides and members of the British Mountain Guides Association.
The International Ski Instructors Association is the world body for professional ski instructors.
The ISIA was formed in 1971 and there are currently 39 member nations representing the very best in ski instruction around the world.