Alpine climbing course in Hemsedal and West Jotunheimenal (Norway)

Improve your leading skills for alpine climbing in this course in Hemsedal and West Jotunheimen, in Norway, together with an IFMGA mountain guide.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Scandinavian Mountains

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified



    I invite you to an alpine climbing course in Norway, exploring the most famous area in the Scandinavian Mountains.

    This course is intended for those who have a previous climbing experience, whether it’s in rock or ice climbing. In this case, by climbing experience I specifically mean leading skills.

    I aim to help you develop solid knowledge in alpine climbing. In fact, there’ll be a theoretical part as well as an essential practical part in the mountains.

    You are going to learn how to become a leader in your climbing team, and also to how to decide wisely in every step of a climbing trip (before, during and after).  The idea is that you turn into an independent climber. That way, you’ll be able to choose a climbing route even if you are in a remote area you don’t know, only by making an accurate research.

    During this course we’ll be based in Hemsedal, a little alpine village surrounded by high peaks. Besides, we’ll be in West Jotunheimen (in an area called Hurrungane), where you can find the highest mountains in the country. Those are the places where we’ll improve our alpine climbing skills and also enjoy the beautiful nature environment.

    You can find the list of all the topics included in the course below this description.

    Please contact me if you want to be a part of this alpine climbing course in Norway. I will be glad to share my knowledge with you in the amazing Scandinavian mountains.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    3000 NOK

    Group of 2
    2000 NOK


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee

    Other details


    250 nok per person/day without food (self service)

    More info

    This course includes:

    -Crampons usage techniques and ice axe positioning

    -Self arrest

    -Roped glacier travel and crevasse rescue

    -Anchors construction, belaying, rappelling and rope management

    -Alpine climbing techiques in variety of terrain with natural protection


    -Avalanche knowledge

    -Bivouac management

    -Transportation (return) from Oslo airports: 5000 NOK per group


    About the Guide


    I am a fully certified IFMGA guide since 2012. I have, however, mastered my climbing and skiing skills for many years before taking up guiding. I have participated in numerous climbing expeditions not only to the wild mountains of Caucasus (which I have gotten to know pretty well), but also to Nepal, Alps and have extensively climbed in many Norwegian areas. In recent years I have been resident in Norway, and I co-operate with my friends at Lyngen Outdoor Center as their chief mountain guide.



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    What People are Saying about Pawel Karczmarczyk


    I’ve had a absolutely amazing time with Pawel, such a thrilling adventure. Learned a lot of techniques and I will definitely go on another adventure with Pawel. He’s methods of teaching was excellent and he is so good at what he does. Thank so much for putting me in touch with him I can highly recommend him.
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    Jacques ONeill
    Pawel was an outstanding instructor!! Extremely satisfied with the course.
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    Carlos Bregni
    Sublime experience ! Although the beauty had been well telegraphed by my predecessor friends, I was still astonished by the beauty of the pristine landscape and nature. Facing a slope covered in snow while being surrounded by fjords is the best combination of colors and drasticity at the same time. The local team headed by Artur is exceptionally efficient, always coordinated night and day, and very competent. The fact that Artur lives on site is particularly helpful.  A couple of notes to future visitors: (1) always go where Artur tells you (he knows where the good spots, finessed based on the local conditions), and (2) go with the boat and dingy, and start the ascent from the beach, at least once on your stay.  Our guide David Pellissier from Aosta was a great resource and companion: very safe, straight-shooter, and always tuned to the group\'s wishes and pace.
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    Charly W.
    Competent, chilled and very nice guide who makes sure you get the trip that suits you. He was very patient and gave very valuable tips after each climb. I\'ll definitely consider him should I go ice climbing in Norway again!
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    Juan Nguyen

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