Exciting, adreneline filled mountain activities for all throughout the year!
The Sierra Nevada is almost perfect for learning and taking part in mountaineering activities. High altitude (27 peaks over 3000m) and snowsure (normally snow covered from November until May), the mountains provide a reliable winter destination. We offer a variety of courses and multi day tours designed to prepare you for your alpine adventures. Also Andalucia is a fantastic destination for Via ferrata and Scrambling activities
- Winter Skills Mountaineering courses
- Alpine Introduction courses
- Winter mountain ascents
- Winter Alpine ridges of the Sierra Nevada
- Our Free Online Winter Mountaineering Guidebook
Mountaineering & Winter Skills Courses
Winter skills courses, ascents of peaks and mountaineering days in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Learn how to walk the winter hills in safety.Our winter mountaineering and winter skills courses are held in Spain's Sierra Nevada mountains during the months of December through to the end of May.
Courses of 2, 4 or 6 days duration. Normally 2 instructional days followed by optional practical ascents of peaks and routes, putting the new found skills into practice.
4 day Alpine Introduction
Throughout the course you will learn the essentials for safe travel on snow and glacial terrain including: crampon and ice axe techniques; glacier travel, including crevasse rescue; basic navigation. To tackle rocky ridges you will learn fixed belay and alpine style running belay techniques. Simple snow gullies and faces will climbed.
We base ourselves in a remote, ruined refuge high in the mountains. From here we cover all the topics contained in our basic winter skills course, but also tackle simple alpine climbs. Snow holing, winter and alpine bivouacing and camp skills are also covered. All in a superb mountain setting!
Winter mountain ascents
The main summits of the Sierra Nevada can be ascended by either 1 or 2 day trips. You may combine any of these trips into a week or 2 weeks mountaineering.
The ability to use crampons and ice axe is essential. Rope may be required for some ascents. Learn the basics on a winter skills mountaineering course. Some ascents will require overnight bivvy in unguarded mountain refuges.
Via Ferratas in Andalucia
Recently developed Via Ferrata area now providing year round sport, unlike many alpine equivalents. Stunning scenery and locations.
A via ferrata is a rock route both vertical and horizontal, equipped with a variety of metal protection that allow people to safely reach areas normally within the scope of the high grade rock climber.
Safety is of course a major concern, so we only use full energy absorbing systems and karabiners specially designed for via ferrata. Beginners are welcomed and full instruction given.
Recent addition is the Via Ferrata Los Vados near Granada and Motril. Very difficult with incredible exposure!
Scrambling in Andalucia
Instruction will be given where necessary in the basic use of rope and gear for protection and safety. Guests should have a good head for heights and have some experience of hillwalking in the UK or Europe.
Route philosophy - we are looking for free movement on steep and rocky terrain, involving exposure and constant risk assessment of when/if to utilise a rope for security.
Scrambling in Mallorca
Imagine traversing the high hills, hot sun overhead, far reaching views in every direction. Lightly clad in T-shirt and shorts and carrying a light rucksack with water rations you make your way over these quiet hills. An early start allows plenty of time for relaxation later in the day. Just about perfect? This is Mallorca,
Rock Climbing Granada
We offer rock climbing for the beginner or intermediate climber on Andalucia's quiet and remote crags. These are often located in beautiful surroundings, with the snowy peaks of the Sierra in the background.
Destinations include Lanjaron, Orgiva, Capileira, Alfacar, Diezma, Los Vados and Las Calahorras
Ropework Courses for beginners
Rock Climbing has really exploded in popularity in recent years with thousands of people enjoying this fantastic extreme sport which gets you out in the great outdoors. Outdoor rock climbing is a very rewarding activity; it is both physically and technically challenging and is also great fun.