Climbing course in Peak District, northern England

Give gritstone a try at the cradle of trad climbing in Peak District National Park in northern England. Join IFMGA-certified Rudi on this 7-day trip.

This climbing course in Peak District National Park, in northern England, is a great opportunity to give gritstone climbing a try. This national park is trad climbing’s cradle!

The rocks at Peak District National Park consist mainly of the world famous gritstone, a very hard and coarse-grained sandstone. We’ll get insider tips from locals, who will also show us the best routes.

During these 7 days, we’ll cover crack climbing, clean climbing and bouldering. You’ll learn how to tape your hands and the different finger, hands and feet techniques used in trad climbing. Additionally, I’ll teach you everything you need to know about using friends and wedges.

We’ll also boulder at the most beautiful spots in Peak District National Park. And at the end of the day, we’ll go get a drink at the local pub!

Please be aware that this course is not intended for beginners. You need to have some rock climbing experience to participate in this 1-week course. I offer this course in partnership with Wild Country, which will provide you with the climbing equipment free of charge.

Join me for a fun week in northern England and get to know Peak District National Park’s best-kept secrets. It’s a great chance to try trad climbing for the first time. So contact me now and take on this amazing challenge!

Piton des Neiges Guided Ascent, Reunion Island

Join Olivier, an IFMGA certified guide, to the summit of the Piton des Neiges via the spectacular Gros Morne edge, where you can see the Cilaos Cirque.

Join me to the summit of the Piton des Neiges (3,070m).

The top of this massive Volcano is the highest point on Reunion Island. It is also the highest peak in all of the islands in the Indian Ocean. Hence, why reaching the summit is such an incredible experience, and one that you will remember for the rest of your life.

We will make our way to the top of the Piton des Neiges by way of the Gros Morne Edge. From this mighty edge, you will be able to see the entire island. During the trek, we will also make our way through a special area full of protected and exotic birds called the Petrels de Barreau. Finally, after reaching the top of the Piton des Neiges, you will be able to see the magical town and commune of Cilaos Cirque.

No climbing experience is necessary for this trip. However, you should be in good physical condition because the route is very long. But with every step you take you will get closer to one of the greatest views you will ever see.

There is a reason people from all over the world come to this tiny island made entirely of volcanic rock. It’s beauty is unparalleled. So seize the chance to see the entire thing from its highest peak. Let me guide you to the top of the Piton des Neiges, and see this incredible island from its crown.

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And if you would like to take a brief, 4 hour climbing course for beginners on La Montagne not far from the Piton des Neiges, you can take it with me here.

Mussala peak in a day, Rila mountains

Are you looking for a 1-day hiking trip near Sofia, Bulgaria? Milena, UIMLA certified mountain leader, offers the perfect plan: climbing the Mussala peak!

Got a spare day in Sofia? Climb Mussala (2925m), in the Rila mountains. In fact, it’s the highest peak in Bulgaria and the Balkans.

Enjoy the magnificent views of Rila mountains and its lakes. We will meet in Sofia and transfer to the Borovets resort (1:30 hours). Then we will start our hike to the summit of Mussala. The trek goes through some beautiful lakes, then leading to the final rocky ridge of the peak.

The hiking time in total is between 2:30 and 4:30 hours. This will depend on the starting point of the hike (it’s possible to use the gondola).

Do you want to join me for this 1-day hiking tour in the Rila mountains? Then please contact me for more information! It’s the perfect program if you want to discover the mountains in the area but don’t have much time. I guide many hiking trips in Bulgaria, for example this one in Tevno Ezero and the surrounding peaks, in the Pirin mountains, check it out!