Alpine Skills

with PAT FALVEY & Team

world renowned explorer

This course aims to provide you with the basic skills you will need to summit in winter conditions, and it is recommended for people who wish to climb in areas such as the Alps, the Andes, the Himalayas and all the great mountain ranges of the world. The course is also suitable for those who wish to increase their general fitness and endurance in the outdoors.

Trip Cost ( per person )

€ 100

Cost ( per person )

€ 100

For private course and group booking

COUNTRY

IRELAND

LEVEL

BEGINNER

DURATION

8 Hours

BEST SEASON

Available through out the year

Learn the foundational skills necessary for winter ascents

In our Alpine Skills Training under simulated conditions, you’ll acquire the essential knowledge and capabilities required for self-sufficiency when navigating snowy and icy terrains. 

Pat Falvey Irish and Worldwide Adventures limited is bonded and fully licenced by the Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation, TA0791.

Irish Aviation Authority

TESTIMONIALS

ITINERARY & FAQ's

In our Alpine Skills Training under simulated conditions, you’ll acquire the essential knowledge and capabilities required for self-sufficiency when navigating snowy and icy terrains. This course is tailored to equip you with the foundational skills necessary for successful winter ascents, making it highly recommended for those planning climbs in regions like the Alps, the Andes, the Himalayas, and other major mountain ranges across the globe.

Equipment Use and Fitting: Proper handling and fitting of essential gear, such as boots, helmets, harnesses, and more.

Belaying: Techniques for securing yourself and others to the mountain, lowering and taking in using slings and other devices.

Glacier Crossing: Safe use of ice axes and crampons for traversing glaciers.

Ropework: How to tie in, move safely as a team, and perform quick belays using an ice axe.

Crevasse Rescue: Methods for self-rescue, assisted rescue, and utilizing pulleys and the Z-method for rescue operations.

No, you do not. We have all the gear for you.

As a bonus, we offer equipment rental and purchase options at the Mountain Lodge. This allows you to test any new gear you have and seek guidance regarding your existing clothing and equipment. Engaging in this course will significantly enhance your knowledge and expertise, ensuring you are well-prepared for the challenging conditions associated with expeditions and winter mountaineering.

0900 Meet up for a quick briefing of the day

0930 Introduction to ice axes, crampons, harnesses, and helmets.

1000 Ice axe and crampons practical exercises

1115 Break

1130 Introduction to ladder crossing

1145 Ladder crossing practice

1200 Introduction to ropes

1330 Lunch

1400 Practice with rope work

1630 Q&A or continued practice

1700 Finish

  • You have the flexibility to pay your deposit and balance using any legal method. Please note, if you choose to pay via electronic bank transfer, you are responsible for any associated transfer fees. This ensures that the company receives the full invoiced amount in the specified currency. 
  • Cancellations 90 days or more before departure: Full deposit refund if paid in advance. After 90 days, 30% of the deposit is non-refundable.
  • Cancellations 60 days before departure: 50% of the deposit is non-refundable.
  • Cancellations 45 days before departure: Full deposit is non-refundable, plus an additional 30% of the total trip cost.
  • Cancellations 30 days or less before departure: 100% of the total trip cost is non-refundable.

Fixed Trip Starting Date

TRIP DATES
June 8, 2024
August 31, 2024

Cost ( per person )

€ 100

For private course and group booking

WHY LEARN WITH

PAT FALVEY & TEAM

A top-notch guiding team

With 25+ years of global travel, we love sharing adventure knowledge and exploring new places.

High Altitude Specialists

Experts in high-altitude trekking, we prioritise your success with a comprehensive acclimatisation formula.

Licensed & Bonded

Pat Falvey Irish & Worldwide Adventures is licensed and bonded by the Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation (TA0791).

Dedicated Support

Available round the clock, we go the extra mile to prioritise your adventure and satisfaction.

WHY NOT TRY A GUIDED TREK

Mark your calendar and join us for an unforgettable experience. Register today, and we’ll get you all booked and set for the adventure. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with our expert travel consultants who will assist you every step of the way. Don’t miss out on this chance to create unforgettable memories. Secure your spot now and let the adventure begin!

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