About the course
The aim of this course is to take people with little or no climbing experience to a point where they can rope climb in a safe and competent manner and understand the techniques to do this.
The courses is run over 3.5 to 6.5 days and can be based in the valley or the high mountains or a combination of both depending on the time of year. The course covers basics like movement on rock, safe belaying, being a competent second, before moving on to placing your own climbing protection, arranging belays and basic buddy / self rescue techniques.
At the end of the course you will receive a diploma.
We keep our groups small with the focus on good communication and a good learning environment.
- Movement on rock / Scrambling
- Placing of passive (nuts) and active (cams) protection
- Making bomb proof belays
- Making bomb proof abseils
- Setting up a top rope
- Single pitch climbing/abseils
- Multiple pitch climbing/abseil
- Self-rescue – Getting yourself out of a tricky situation
- Buddy Rescue – If everything goes crazy
- Decision making and risk management
We are always open and flexible to add additional subjects as and when required. The instructors we use definitely think out of the box.
Combine it with other courses
This course is self-servicing however it can be combined with our alpine mentoring program.
Accommodation is available on our farm from 250 NOK per person per night. Find it out more here.
Flights, train and getting there
If you need to rent equipment, that is no problem, just let us known in advance. You will receive a list of required items upon booking.
No previous skills necessary. Complete beginners might find it advanced advantageous to undertake a climbing – Introduction course beforehand to see if they think a full course is for them.
We use first evening inside with theory, the rest of the course is practical instruction outside.
Upon registration we will send you a complete equipment list.
Boots: You will need your own mountaineering boots that can take crampons. If in doubt send us a picture of your boots so we can give the thumbs up. Boots_summer
In the rucksack: As a general guide the following is recommended In the rucksack
Climbing equipment (All this can be borrowed from us): Equipment to courses
Price Guide: 3000,- 8500 NOK pr person
Minimum 2 participants
Included in Price:
– all guide/instructor fees and expenses.
– all instructional material and location rental.
Not Included in Price:
– personal ski/avalanche rescue equipment and clothing.
– transportation to/from course location.
– travel insurance