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General Mountaineering Training in Jostedalen, Norway

General Mountaineering Training
Norway climb
GMT Norway
Norway climb

Join certified IFMGA Mountain Guide Tshering on an expertly crafted General Mountaineering Training program and learn the fundamental skills necessary to embark on climbing expeditions in the Himalayas as well as other major mountains worldwide. In addition to teaching technical skills, our program places a strong emphasis on fostering a comprehensive understanding of mountainous environments, promoting safe climbing practices, cultivating effective teamwork, raising awareness of weather conditions, and equipping participants with navigation techniques

5 Days

Apr - Sep




* Gain a comprehensive understanding of mountainous environments

* Develop essential skills in safe climbing practices.

* Explore permanent glaciers and navigate challenging rock formations


Do you aspire to embark on climbing expeditions in the Himalayas? If so, the General Mountaineering Training (GMT) program is specifically designed for you.

Our program goes beyond imparting technical skills; it emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of mountainous environments, safe climbing practices, team building, weather awareness, and navigation techniques involving maps, compasses, altimeters, and GPS devices.

With our extensive experience in climbing and trekking around the world, we have identified Jostedalen, Norway as an exceptional training ground. Here, we'll have access to permanent glaciers, fresh snow, rock formations, and diverse alpine terrain, enabling us to progress rapidly through personalized learning experiences.

Learn essential rope skills, such as rappelling in complex mountain terrains, rope handling and management, knot tying, and ascending with ascenders (jumars) in challenging landscapes. Gain proficiency in various anchor systems for ice, snow, and rock, as well as techniques for glacier travel, crevasse rescue, and placing and removing ice screws, rock and snow protections.

Furthermore, the training covers belaying techniques, camp setup, efficient bag packing, gear maintenance, nutrition, cooking with high-altitude stoves, and the use and calculation of oxygen. Upon completing the program, you will have the confidence and capability to climb safely while effectively looking after yourself in mountainous and alpine environments.

This GMT program has been meticulously crafted and will be guided Tshering, an experienced and certified NNMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide/Instructor with seven successful summits of Mt. Everest and a specialist in long line rescue techniques. His expertise and instruction will ensure the highest level of training for participants.

If you want to venture onto major mountains worldwide, we strongly recommend that you undertake this General Mountaineering Training. Contact us today to reserve your spot on this excellent program.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

Price details

Price excludes:

- Personal gears and equipment

- Personal medical and accident insurance

- Transportation and accommodations

No refund if we have to leave earlier than complete the training

Note: Most bring personal tent and cooking set while camping, camping foods, drink and snacks.


How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

Lodging will be arranged in an alpine hut that features dormitory rooms, a bathroom, shower facilities, a kitchen, a cozy dining area, a washing machine, and a drying room.

What experience and how fit do I need to be to complete the General Mountaineering Training program?

It is beneficial to have experience with hiking and trekking in various terrains and conditions. Familiarity with outdoor environments, navigation, and backpacking will help you adapt to mountaineering. You should have a good level of cardiovascular fitness to endure long hikes, steep ascents, and potentially challenging conditions. Building strength in your legs, core, and upper body can also be beneficial for carrying heavy loads, scrambling over rocks, and maintaining balance on uneven terrain.

Is it possible to rent equipment?

We offer a comprehensive selection of glacier gear available for rental.

What equipment should I have with me?

Here is the list of equipment you'll need to have with you for this tour:

  • Rain and wind suit (jacket and trousers)
  • Warm down jacket
  • Soft shell jacket and trouser
  • Woolen hat and shaded hat or cap
  • Mittens
  • 2 neck warmers
  • Leather shell gloves
  • Warm pullover
  • Woolen thermal underwear
  • Gaiters and thick socks
  • Clothes for outdoor use
  • Glacier boots (rigid) shoes
  • Duffle bag (50L-85L)
  • Mountaineering backpack (45L-55L)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Thermarest air mat with pump sack
  • Compass
  • Map
  • Sunglasses
  • First aid kit
  • Thermos bottle
  • Water bottle 1L or camel bag
  • Head lamp
  • Swiss climbing knife
  • Cold weather lighter
  • Sun lotion SPF 30-50
  • Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shield
  • A hard sided storage case
  • Lip balm
  • A pair of sandals or camp shoes
  • Tibloc Micro traxion
  • Ice axe (50cm -55cm)
  • Crampons
  • Belay device (Reveso or ATC Guide)
  • Ascender (jumar)
  • A sit and chest harness (Appropriate for alpine rock, ice climbing and mountaineering),
  • Light weight cutlery including cup and plate (plastic)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Tape slings (2x120cm and 2x60cm)
  • Prusik cord (5m 7m,3m)
  • Rope (8m)
  • 4 Unlocked carabiners
  • 4 Screw gates (HMS) carabiner
  • 5 Quickdraws (runner)
  • 2 Ice screws
  • 2 Rock pitons
  • Snow picket (snow anchor)

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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Hotel Ullensvang
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About the guide

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Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team



Mountain Guide

Hi! I'm Tshering, IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide. I work together with a team of certified and professional mountain and trekking guides. If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take great care of you.

I have been climbing since 1996, starting on the 8000m mountains in the Himalaya. I'm one of the few IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guides (Instructor) from south Asia, gaining my qualification from the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) & Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA).

I have successfully guided on Mt Everest on multiple occasions, and other 8000m peaks such as Mt Cho-oyu (8,201m) (3 times), Sisha Pangma (8,013m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,515m) and many more.

I have have also a strong international climbing experience and extensive knowledge of the logistics, planning and group dynamic that are also very crucial to successfully lead adventures in the Himalaya and around the world. I guided in New Zealand, Norway, France, Scotland, Thailand, Bhutan, Pakistan, India and Tibet. I'm also a rescue expert and a technical trainer for the mountain guides training.

I very much like guiding my clients in remote places, where no tourist goes. I like also discovering new routes and peaks. Please have a look to the different trekking and mountaineering expeditions I propose and contact me if you want to discuss about them. I can of course also guide you in more 'classic' routes, just get in touch with me and let's talk about your wishes!

My team of guides consists of:

Climbing guides:

Chhiring Sonam Lama
Pasang Lama
Dukchung Lama
Pekma Lama
DAWA Chhedar Bhote
Wang Chhedar Bhote
DAWA Phinjo Bhote
Phurpu Thilen Bhote

Cook kitchen crew:
Jusbir Tamang
Sonam Bhote
Tenzing Bhote
Guru Bhote

All climbing guides have summited Everest several times.


Norwegian | Nepali | English



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What people are saying about Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team



Very helpful of explore share to reroute my trip to other guide. Very happy with Tshering Bhote guides! Only thing is we pushed to fast to summit. I think that was the reason we did not make it.



I had an amazing experience with Tshering’s experienced and highly qualified team including guide Sonam Shalaka and Sherpa Thomas Vechayba. I really enjoyed the concept of acclimating for Ama Dablam by doing the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes and climbing a number of peaks along the way, including Lobuche, rather than the typical repetitive climbs from base camp. It is always my preference to climb with local guides who intimately know the mountain and local customs and this was a perfect example of the benefits of that rather than going with a large group of westerners. Explore-Share always does a great job of facilitating those connections. This was an outstanding experience all around and I would gladly recommend Tshering and his team for any mountaineering experience in the Himalayas.


Very good acclimatisation program and safe 1:1 climbing as I always was well looked after. Communication regarding weather and conditions were meticulous so we could adapt as we went along, increasing safety.


Tshering prepared and organized the tour very professionally. All about logistic, difficult transport condition due to bad weather, skilled guide and assistant, and overall security was under his control. A good communication and a team spirit made the sucess of the Mera Peak ascent.


It was an absolutely AMAZING experience and Sonam is very professional, friendly and helpful. I will recommend him and Tshering 100%

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