Climbing Courses

Climbing gives rich experiences: wild remoteness, wide space and jaw-dropping beauty.

Alice Turner is a qualified climbing and mountain instructor (MIA)

How can I get outdoors?

A climbing course is a surefire way to learn outdoor skills, or you can book me as a guide.

Competence gained from these courses will gain you much freedom.

To book a climbing course with Alice Turner click here:

More about climbing

There are many facets to climbing, which is a term that means different things to different people.

To some, climbing means rock-climbing; to others it's climbing to the summit of a mountain. Of course, there's considerable overlap between these two extremes.

For more on different types of climbing course you can do, please see below:

Rock Climbing Courses

Rock Climbing in Wolfberg, South Africa. Route: Satisfaction Guaranteed (E1/E2)

Broadly, rock climbing is climbing steep-angled rock using a mixture of balance, strength and frequently considerable guile, usually with ropes for protection.

The skills needed vary considerably depending on the type of rock.

Smooth featureless slabs need balance, trust in your footwork and, since there are few opportunities for placing protective runners, much belief in your own ability.

Steep, overhanging rock demands not only arm strength but also the technique to leverage power from the rest of your body. Rapid, intuitive decision-making is essential to make progress before strength runs out.

You can seek out routes that fully test your skills of mental calm or athleticism; or instead may choose a climb for its beauty or its atmosphere — a long, remote route in the mountains, or a dramatic sea-cliff climb — or just one that's close to the café.

To book a rock climbing course with Alice Turner click here:

Scrambling Courses

Middlefell Buttress, Langdale: Grade 3 Scramble

Scrambling lies somewhere between walking and rock climbing. It's a form of mountaineering which seeks out steep and exposed situations, away from paths and associated crowds.

Many mountain walks incorporate sections of grade 1 scrambling, and grade 3 scrambles may include sections of rock climbing.

Scrambles will often be part of a longer mountain day — a more interesting way to a summit, or a bit of extra adventure.

Good walking boots, rather than rock climbing shoes, are normally sufficient to scramble with. Some scrambles will need ropes to protect a party over more difficult or exposed ground.

To book a scrambling course with Alice Turner click here:

Mountaineering Courses

View from Tryfan, Snowdonia

Mountaineering is a broad term, and on this site I'm using it to describe those aspects of climbing and walking that don't require ropes.

In some ways this kind of mountaineering is the most pure. Clutter-free, you choose the pace, direction, length and demands of the route, and generally there is freedom to change plans on the spur of the moment.

A mountaineering trip might be anything from a day spent climbing to a summit to a five day wild-camping adventure traversing a Scottish mountain range.

To book a mountaineering course with Alice Turner click here:

Which climbing course should I do?

Look around this website for the range of climbing courses that I offer.

If there's something else you'd like to cover then get in touch — we'll arrange a bespoke course, tailored to cover exactly what you want to learn.

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Bespoke Courses

Alice in front of the squeeze on Sass di Stria (IV), Passo Falzerego

This site is packed with courses to choose from.

Don't, however, feel you have to stick to the courses you see listed.

If there's something specific you want to do, whether it's related to rock climbing, mountaineering, scrambling, navigation, getting a qualification, or anything else; I can always deliver a tailored course.

Just get in contact — let me know your questions and ideas and we can discuss how best to move forward with them.

Think of an adventure — I look forward to hearing from you.

To discuss a bespoke climbing course with Alice Turner click here:

Alice Turner Climbing Courses is part of Foundation Expedition Leadership, a Community Interest Company.

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Rock Climbing Courses

Scrambling Courses

Mountaineering Courses

Which Climbing Course?

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