Introduction to Mountaineering
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This course aims to enable participants to perform, in a safe way, low difficulty mountain activities (not winter activities). This training it is of great importance for those who want to initiate themselves in mountain activities, as it constitutes a solid foundation for other more demanding undertakings.

Highlights - Start a unique path in mountain activities
- Discover the highest point of Portugal, the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela
- Learn the basic knowledge to safely explore mountain environments

Pre-Requirements – Introduction to Mountaineering Course does not have any requirements

Duration 40h
- 8h of theory given in two after work classes
- 32h of practice given in two weekends

Physical Difficulty

Technical Level


- Introduction to Mountaineering - Hazards and safety in the Mountain field - Special equipment and its use - Fundamental security - Progression in cordate and basic security systems - Rappel - Guidance - Nutrition - Overnight in Mountains - Multi-day activities planning


– Minimum number of participants: 3 – Maximum number of participants: 6


– Support of 1 OUTSIDE instructor per 4 participants – Safety equipment – Camping tent – Training manual and maps – Activity insurance

Not Included

– Transport to activity starting point – Unspecified meals – Specific footwear and clothing – Unspecified overnight material