Glacier – For Alpine Climbers

About the course

The aim of this course is to take people who are already  climbers / mountaineers to a point where they can cross any glacier in a safe manner while on there way to there alpine objective.

The course is run over 3,5 days and is based in the high mountains and is focused on two climbers per rope team.

There will be one tour day putting everything into action and will hopefully take in a peak!  The courses are based in the Jotunheim  and can be hostel based or tent based depending on budget.

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.

Course objectives:

  • Crossing steep snow with and without axes or crampons
  • Route choice and glacial dangers
  • Crevasse rescue on snow
  • Crevasse rescue on ice
  • Travelling through complex glacial terrain
  • Self rescue

Combine it with other courses

This course can be combined with other climbing and mountaineering course to form a bespoke package or part of the 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

bus station.

From the Airport, you can take the “flytoget”  which is an express train to Oslo central station.  From there it is a short walk to the bus station.  You can take the Valdres Express bus  From Oslo central to Fagernes Skysstasjon which is about 20min from my house.  The bus is comfortable, has free wifi and takes about 3 hours.  I like taking the bus to Oslo as I can look out the window and see all the waterfalls and dream about ice climbing 🙂
Nearly all participants on previous courses have travelled by the above method, and they have described it as straightforward and easy.

Equipment hire

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.

Skills level





You will have climbing / Some mountaineering experience

Course Itinerary

We use first evening inside with theory, the rest of the course is practical instruction outside, traveling in glacier terrain.


Dates available upon request. 


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

Mountaineering equipment (All this can be borrowed from us): Equipment to courses


4500,- NOK pr person
Minimum 2, maximum 4 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.
– lodging.
– travel insurance