Complete Winter Climbing Techniques in Gredos (5 days)

This 5-day winter mountaineering course is the most complete that can be taught within what we can call “initiation”. Starting from the basic techniques and principles of mountaineering, in 5 days we will have enough time to deep into alpine acknowledgement and put it into practice on real ground.

The objective of this Winter Mountaineering Course is to provide the participants with the technical and logistical knowledge necessary to, independently and safely, undertake classic climbs in winter mountains in which ice axe, crampons and rope will be necessary.

  • 2 participants: 495 €
  • 3 participants: 350 €
  • 4 to 6 participants: 300€

Estos precios son para Guadarrama y Gredos. Para otras cordilleras consultad.

  • Guiding fees.
  • English speaking AEGM certified Mountain Guide.
  • Liability and accidents insurance.
  • All gear needed for the activity.
  • Advice before the course directly with the guide.
  • Transportation. We can help you to arrange transport to/from Madrid. Ask us.
  • Meals or drinks.
  • Accommodation.
  • Anything not listed in “Includes” section.
  • Maximum 6 participants per guide.


  • Winter mountaineering gear. Correct use and maintenance.
  • Use of crampons and ice axe. Climbing techniques for different types of snow and different slopes.
  • Self-arrest on different slopes.
  • Belays in snow, ice and rock.
  • Dynamic belaying.
  • Basic climbing techniques.
  • Descent techniques. The rappel. Emergency rappel.
  • Introduction to steep snow climbing. Front pointing technique.
  • Rope use on a glacier. Basic crevasse rescue techniques.
  • Snow conditions study, avalanche prevention and avalanches risk scale.
  • Snow camps. Tents set up. Bivouac.
  • Glacier rescue.
  • Planning and logistics for high altitude mountains ascents. Risk analysis and prevention.
  • Mountain nutrition.
5 days. Monday to Friday. Any week, as long as there’s good mountain conditions.
  • Sierra de Guadarrama.
  • Sierra de Gredos.
  • Cordillera Cantábrica.
  • Pyrenees.
  • Sierra Nevada.
  • Good physical condition.
  • Willing to learn.






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