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Sihlhölzli, Zurich, Guided Knots Course

Join a certified mountain guide, for a 2 hour knots course at the Sihlhölzli sporting complex in the beautiful Swiss city of Zurich, not far from the Alps where you can put what you've learned into practice.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1/2 day
Offer periodMay
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripGroup


  • Learn how to tie six basic knots on this 2 hour course.

  • Spend 2 hours learning and practicing at the Sihlhölzli sporting complex.

  • Enjoy the beautiful Swiss city of Zurich.


Learning how to properly tie knots is a crucial part of safe and successful mountaineering. And on this 2 hour knots course, I would like to teach you how to tie the most important basic knots that you will use throughout your mountaineering career. Furthermore, I would like to teach you these skills at the Sihlhölzli sporting complex.

Located in the beautiful Swiss city of Zurich, the Sihlhölzli sporting complex is a large outdoor athletics facility. Perfect for a course of this nature, this is the place where you will learn the knots necessary for future climbs.

The course will begin at 6:30 pm. The knots you will learn to tie during the course include the following.

  • Leader knot
  • Eight knot
  • Mast throw knot
  • Halfmast throw knot
  • Prusik knot
  • Double Spenstrike knot

There is no doubt that you will use all of these knots during future climbing trips. And it is imperative that you know how to tie them quickly and properly. Hence why we will practice these knots extensively until you are confident in your ability to tie each one.

Being able to tie basic knots is a vital component to mountaineering. That is why I believe this course is perfect for anybody who wants to start climbing in mountain ranges like the nearby Swiss Alps. So if you would like to learn how to tie those knots, just send me a request.

I also offer a 2 hour course on how to use an avalanche transceiver that also takes place at the Sihlhölzli sporting complex.


There are plenty of comfortable accommodation options in Zurich that I would be happy to recommend to you.


The course will take place in all weather conditions.

Meeting point

6:30 pm at our shop.



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Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 21 each

Group of 2

CHF 21 each

Group of 3

CHF 21 each

Group of 4

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Group of 5

CHF 21 each

Group of 6

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Group of 7

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Group of 8

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• A harness will be provided in the event that you do not have one.

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