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Learn New Skills on an Adventure Holiday

It’s never too late to learn a new skill. Many of our trips incorporate new experiences, from learning to cook on our Vietnam Family Adventur... Read more
Learn New Skills on an Adventure Holiday

It’s never too late to learn a new skill. Many of our trips incorporate new experiences, from learning to cook on our Vietnam Family Adventure adventure after buying ingredients at a floating market and baking chapattis on the Heritage Trails of Rajastan to learning vital winter survival skills including building an igloo and ice fishing on our Finland Winter Activity Week. However some of our incredible trips are specifically designed to teach you new adventure skills. Read on to find out more. 


Become an Alpine mountaineer

Embark on this unbeatable walking holiday to experience adventure trekking and easy summit climbs in the Swiss-Italian Alps. Following an afternoon of Alpine glacier skills training at the Gandegg Hut above Zermatt, in the shadow of the iconic Matterhorn, your first climbing objective will be the Breithorn (4,164m) before trekking the long descent into Italy's picturesque Valle di Gressoney. Walking back up to the lively Gnifetti Refuge, high on the south side of Monte Rosa, prepares you for an exceptional trekking day across the Lisjoch/Colle del Lys into Switzerland. Under the expert guidance of an IFMGA-certified mountaineering guide and a favourable guiding ratio of 1:5, this adventure promises not only several 4,000m peaks but also invaluable mountaineering skills. It is the ideal transition from hiking to the exhilarating world of mountaineering.




Learn to dog sled

Embark on a 15-day dog sledding adventure in the winter wilderness of Mongolia, circling the frozen Lake Khuvsgul. Guided by an expert musher, you will learn to drive your own sled and care for your team of 5-6 Alaskan huskies and Greenland Dogs during your 9-day circuit. Camping on the lake-shore, learning to catch your own dinner and staying in traditional gers immerses you in Mongolian nomadic culture. This exclusive tour demands a spirit of adventure, hands-on participation and adaptability to unpredictable lake conditions. While prior dog sledding experience is beneficial, it's not mandatory as our experts will teach you all of the necessary techniques. Physical fitness is crucial as driving the sleds on ice can be challenging, with many crevasses and pressure ridges to navigate, as well as the potential for extreme temperatures and gusty winds, adding to the overall epic nature of this unforgettable experience. 




Learn to cross-country ski

Based from the beautiful town of Cogne, this short break is the perfect introduction to cross-country skiing for beginners and for those eager to refresh their skills. Previous Alpine ski experience could be helpful but is not essential as the tuition will be pitched at beginner level. All skiing will take place on prepared tracks, skiing in and out of parallel grooves, first on the flat then progressing to more undulating terrain. Instruction will be given on how to control speed and direction, including how to initiate a basic 'snowplough' enabling you to control your speed when travelling downhill. Group size is limited to a maximum of 8 so that everyone can be attended to effectively. This winter getaway promises the perfect blend of cross-country adventure and relaxing in the breathtaking Aosta Valley. 



If you would you like to know more about any of the above holidays, then give us a call on +44 (0) 17687 73966 or USA/Canada toll-free 1888 630 4415. We offer trusted holidays with financial protection and flexible booking conditions. 

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