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The Blue Mountains, Australia


An expedition and mountaineering skills course held in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Learn technical roping skills used during mountaineering adventures and pursuits worldwide to increase your level of confidence and safety. All within the beautiful training ground of the Blue Mountains.


Many of the skills required to be safe and successful on a mountaineering endeavour can be learnt on the rock. A solid technical skill base and a strong mental fortitude are key to being prepared for any mountain climb. The Blue Mountains offers fabulous opportunities to improve both of these with its exposed sandstone cliffs and rugged steep terrain.


During the one day course you will learn many tips and tricks to help you succeed and stay safe in the mountains. You will also learn how to safely use the appropriate technical equipment for your climb. This course is designed for novice mountain climbers or for mountaineers wanting to practise their roping techniques before heading off on their next adventure or expedition. 

It is recommended that you also complete the multi pitch abseiling course for additional skills and safety techniques.


Skills covered during the expedition training course include:

  • Glacier travel techniques

  • The use of prusiks to climb a rope (exit a crevasse)

  • Crevasse rescue techniques (including basic hauling systems)

  • Safe abseiling techniques using belays (bottom, top and self belay)

  • Ascending fixed ropes with a mechanical ascender

  • Traversing and descending fixed ropes 

  • Personal safety management during changeovers at belays on descent and ascent

  • How to recognise a safe anchor before trusting it

  • Rope management skills

  • Coiling ropes

  • All group technical roping equipment

  • Personal equipment including helmet, harness and safety devices

  • A healthy lunch and snacks



  • Any transport to and from the Blue Mountains or during the course

  • Accommodation either side of the course and during the course

  • Personal clothing and equipment that is not supplied by Allie Pepper Adventures     



A deposit of 50% of the course fee is required to reserve a place on the Expedition Training Course. The full balance of the course fee must be paid for your place to be confirmed on the course. Full payment is due 15 days prior to the course start date. 


You must also fill out the Blue Mountains Booking Form and Waiver Form to reserve your place on the course.

Terms and conditions are available on the document at the link below.


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Meeting at Mt York, Mt Victoria

Times:8:30am finish by 5pm

Meeting places and times may change. You will be sent a confirmation email before the course as to where to meet.

Allie Pepper Adventures
LIC 21-9

Once you have read the terms and conditions, please fill out and submit the booking form and waiver form.

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