The aim of this course is to insert people in the environment of mountaineering and provide tools with which they can practice independently and safely.

In this sense we will build and form a solid foundation regarding the safety issues of high mountain climbing.



People with no experience, or little experience in mountaineering.


  • Terminology

  • Clothing and Gear

  • How Glaciers work

  • Weather patterns

  • Knots

  • How to rope up (rope teams)

  • Glacier progression, use of crampons and ice-axe

  • Anchors

  • Belay techniques

  • Self arrest on Snow

  • Rescue and Self-rescue using pulleys

  • Intro to Ice climbing

  • Orientation using natural features

  • Risk Management and Self Care

Course duration

2 days of theory

4 days in the field