Norway winter mountaineering course for beginners

Learn how to practice activities in the mountains safely with this winter mountaineering course in Hemsedal or West Jotunheimen, Norway.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Scandinavian Mountains

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Make your first steps in winter mountaineering and improve your skills.

  • Learn about basic techniques and use of equipment.

  • Contemplate the beautiful landscapes in the mountains of Norway.


Do you want to start practicing activities in the mountain in a safe way? Then join me for this winter mountaineering course in the mountains of Hemsedal or West Jotunheimen, in Norway.

If you are a complete beginner this course is ideal for you, because it will help you make your first steps. If you already have some experience in the mountains, it will be useful to refresh and organize your knowledge.

Winter mountaineering includes activities like climbing, glacier hikes and also expeditions of several days. However, the course can also be suitable for people practicing skiing and snowboarding.

Among other things, you will learn how to walk with crampons on snow and ice, how to use an ice axe, techniques for using ropes, navigation, rescuing techniques in a glacier, setting a bivouac and how to manage in case of avalanche risk.

Some classes will be theoretical, with slideshows to explain the main points. But there will also be many practical exercises in the mountains and even summit tours!

The course will take place either en Hemsedal or West Jotunheimen. These are the highest mountains in Norway, surrounded by a stunning alpine landscape.

Please contact me if you want to take this winter mountaineering course. I will be glad to help you improve your skills in these huge Norwegian peaks!

I also lead an ice climbing course for beginners in Rjukan. Check it out!

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Price per person

Group of 1
3500 NOK

Group of 2
2000 NOK

Group of 3
1500 NOK

Group of 4
1250 NOK


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 -Transportation (return) from Oslo airports: Hemsedal 1000 NOK -Any extra day (over course duration) for pick up or drop off at the airport is charged 1000 NOK per day. -Pick up and drop off at the airport is arranged in two separate days (7-8 hours driving one way).

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required



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


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

  • 1 review


Pawel was an outstanding instructor!! Extremely satisfied with the course.
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Carlos Bregni

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