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Introductory Rock Climbing course for beginners

Andreas Helmer, IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide and expert climber, invites you to sign up for this introductory rock climbing course where you will learn the fundamentals of this sport while being surrounded by the magnificent Alps.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration4 days
Offer periodJun
Type of tripNot specified


Mountain lovers, join me in this incredible trip to the Austrian Alps to learn the basics of rock climbing! This 4-day course will teach you the fundamental aspects of this sport, while enjoying the company of the nature.

This training includes contents such as how to walk in unmarked and difficult terrain and scrambling.

Moreover, you will learn the basic rock climbing techniques.

And, in addition, the making of elementary knots and rope techniques.

Last but not least, you will acquire knowledge on Via Ferrata.

The term “Via Ferrata” is the Italian translation of “iron road”. The difference with regular climbing is that there are fixed cables, foot holds and ladders attached to the rock.

These are placed there to make the ascent and descent easier for climbers.

More importantly, you will get to learn and put into practice your knowledge right away.

This program will make you go from hiking trails to unmarked rocky terrain. And finally, you will be climbing your first rock walls.

I will be your guide and my task will be to plan the tours for you to gain experience and confidence.

Each rock climbing group will have 6 members maximum. This is done simply to guarantee the trip’s safety. And also, for me to be able to help each person effectively.

The area we will use as location for the 4 days is the one around the Schmidt Zabierow Hut in the Loferer Steinberge.

I consider this setting to provide all we need for your training course to be successful.

If you are planning to come with children or people who do not want to climb, I could organize challenging walks.

By hiking through the insides of this area, you will get to live a unique experience.

The only requirement to participate is to be able to walk for 4 to 6 hours a day. And of course to feel comfortable with heights.

So come with me to this great rock climbing adventure for beginners. I promise you the 4 days spent in the Austrian Alps learning the basics of this sport will be completely rewarding. I’ll be waiting for your contact. I will be happy to guide you in the discovery of this wonderful mountain sport.


About the guide

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I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide and of course a mountain lover. I am an Austrian guide based in the Austrian Alps, more precisely in Tyrol. After university I worked as a rep for the ski season in Austria. I had worked many years as a Ski and Snowboard instructor and after successful expeditions to Peru and Nepal I decided to become a certified Mountain Guide.

I work with my wife Sally managing my own Mountain Guiding Company. Sally is a qualified Walking Guide leading Alpine hikes in the summer and snowshoe walks in the winter, as well as Skiing Instructor

Our Mountain guiding Company offers a full range of mountain activities: hiking, ski touring, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Off Piste Skiing & Snowboarding, Avalanche Awareness, all taking place in the beautiful Austria and around Europe.

The programs we offer are available for all levels, from beginners to experts. Furthermore, it includes classic tours as well as the opportunity to explore new terrains. My main objective is to focus on “Safety” and also in providing a personal service from planning to completion. I also want you enjoying and discovering new beautiful spots and live amazing experiences!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2160 each

Group of 2

EUR 1080 each

Group of 3

EUR 720 each

Group of 4

EUR 540 each

Group of 5

EUR 432 each

Group of 6

EUR 360 each

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- Guiding fee

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