Mountain climbing course in Jotunheimen, Norwayadmin2019-09-29T23:26:53+01:00
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING COURSE
Learn real climbing
Reach two summits
Join our mountain climbing course if you want to learn to climb at the highest mountains in Norway. No prior mountaineering experience is needed. Three of the days are use practicing in climbing fields, and two of days we climb high mountains.
All our courses aim to train you so that you can master the course theme without a guide. The focus will be on practice and repetition until you are confident and independent of the guide. It this is achieved is dependent on your prior knowledge and skill and how determined you are. Also, in all mountaineering it is only possible to reach the basic level on a course. You need to use this course as a platform to develop. Even though courses are focused on practice and repetition, there are great experiences on the way to being a real mountaineer.
Moderate: Short distances (4-8 km), moderate incline and less then 500 m climb per day. Activities rated as moderate are well suited for reasonably fit individuals, such as weekend walkers and cyclists. There can be the occasional more difficult day or parts of a day.
Challenging: More demanding distances (6-12 km), partly steep, regularly more than 500 m climb per day, occasionally between 1000 and 1500 m climb. These activities are physically challenging holidays, where you need to be prepared before you go.
Tough: Our toughest activities, involving long days and regularly steep or high climbs (more than 1000 m). A high level of fitness and previous wilderness and mountain experience is essential.
Our mountain climbing course aims at learning you to climb high mountains without a guide. While there exists many types of climbing courses, this course are the real thing. But this does not mean that you know everything in five days. This course gives you a platform to develop from.
As with all our courses, this course builds on the Norwegian ideal of light outdoor living, focusing on a minimum set of equipment to climb safely. But even with relatively light equipment, two of the days are very long and physically demanding.
If you want to learn real climbing in the mountains, this is the course for you.
Now we are ready to climb a mountain. We drive into Jotunheimen National Park and possible mountains might be Vesle Galdhøpiggen (2369 m), Store Austabotntind (2204 m), Store Dyrhaugsryggen (2147 m). The course leader decides which mountain to climb based on weather, conditions and wishes from clients. This day is rather long and demanding.
We head back into Jotunheimen National Park to climb another mountain. It might be one of the peaks mentioned at day 4, or another one like Store Skagastølstind (2405 m). Again, this is decided based on weather, conditions and wishes from you.
This course follow the national standards for Norwegian climbing course.
We always use certified guides. In addition, this activity includes hire of climbing equipment (helmet, harness, carabiners, ropes). But you need to bring your own climbing shoes.
Look at the FAQ section below for a detailed list of equipment you need to bring yourself.