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Norway winter mountaineering course for beginners

Norway winter mountaineering course for beginners | Norway

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


Scandinavian Mountains

+1 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec



* 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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

-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).


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
Fagerlund Hotell Fagernes Norway
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Thon Hotel Fagernes Fagernes Norway
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Scandic Valdres Fagernes Norway
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About the guide

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Mountain 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 this trip



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

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