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ASM mountaineering course 3-Feb-2005 At 9:47:43 AM julian.A
I usually guide two or three of the ASM courses each winter. (but this winter I'll be in the Alps)

The Aussie courses obviously lack the glacier aspects, and to a degree the "real mountain environment" (in comparison to Mt Cook, the Alps etc).

Most of the clients I've taken have used it to get an idea about whether or not alpine climbing is for them, ie. Do they mind being cold. About half I guess (who continue), then head over to NZ the next summer. Lots of clients are also planning trips to Nepal etc, on guided trips and want a bit of an introduction.
One good thing I think is that you learn about snow camping, and winter avo conditions.
It's a cheap way to find out if your into it.

Either way you'll learn more with a guide than with mates who think they can teach you.

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