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Address: 166b Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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+61 2 4782 2014
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 05:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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As Australia's longest established, most experienced climbing school and...

As Australia's longest established, most experienced climbing school and guiding service, ASM are proud to host an elite group of nationally and internationally qualified mountain guides, climbing instructors and canyon leaders. Our dedicated & professional team is totally committed to providing you with a safe, inspiring and truly memorable mountain adventure. ASM is based in the Blue Mountains, which is one of the world's most outstanding wilderness areas containing thousands of square kilometres of rainforest, canyons, plateaus and towering sandstone crags. If you want to experience the mountains from a totally new perspective ASM will help you do it! The Australian School of Mountaineering offers a vast range of the finest guided alpine adventures, tours and technical courses. So if it's Abseiling, Rockclimbing, Canyoning or Mountaineering, then ASM have an awesome outdoor adventure waiting for you!

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Navigation Course

I just completed a 2 day navigation course with the Australian School of Mountaineering and was very impressed by the course. Brian was an excellent teacher and had a great... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just completed a 2 day navigation course with the Australian School of Mountaineering and was very impressed by the course. Brian was an excellent teacher and had a great balance of theory and practical experiences. We went over the important stuff in a range of different contexts so there was plenty of chance to practice skills, and new skills... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The guides were amazing. So patient and generous with information. I will never forget my first multi-pitch climb for all the right reasons. Thank you

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Awesome to hear your Blue Mountains climbing experience was one to remember! We hope to see you again for some more Adventure in the future! ASM management More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The whole day was absolutely unreal. I bought the canyoning/ abseiling adventure for my friends birthday and it was the best idea. Nathan was our guide and he was fantastic because he made everyone feel comfortable (even when they were scared), and really knew his stuff. Additionally, the scenery was so beautiful that it will be etched in my head... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking to understand compass, maps, bearings, navigation so that you are prepared for a basic day walk or overnight long hike then this is a must! Very well organised and practical experience. Good tips too! Instructor was highly experienced.

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this review

Every month we run this course and every month these awesome reviews come in! This is one of the most satisfying courses to run- Teaching people the simple skills of Navigation is fantastic. Thank you so much for your review and we hope you have as much fun putting these new skills in to practise! ASM Management More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My son and I had a great day with ASM. The beginner training abseils were a good lead up to the afternoon challenge, abseiling down the Empress Falls. Staff took very good care of those with no previous experience.

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review David! Awesome to hear of a great Father & Son Adventure! If you enjoyed this experience you should definitely give us a call and see what's next on your Adventure list! ASM Management More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the Bowen's Creek Canyon canyoning tour, which was fantastic, as was our guide for the day. It was nice to be able to sign up for a more strenuous tour as I found most activities are usually orientated to be suitable for everyone of any ability, whereas this was more of a challenge.

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this review

Thanks Chris! We pride ourselves on getting the choice right for such experiences. We've seen other people out there having a terrible time on trips well beyond their fitness levels- but we've also seen people not suite so entertained by what they're doing! We've got the best guiding staff in the country and we absolutely strive to utilise this expertise... More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent time abseiling and canyoning with the Australian School of Mountaineering. The day was informative, fun, challenging and exceeded our expectations (which were already high). Looking forward to our next adventure.

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this review

Reading these reviews is such a pleasure when we constantly see things like "exceeded our expectations (which were already high)"! Thank you so much for your review and we hope to see you soon for that next Adventure! ASM Management More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Blue Mountains 500 odd canyons are wonderful opportunities to briefly visit awe inspiring remanents of Sydney's wilderness. We received great guidance from Tim at ASM on the technical and fitness requirements of these canyons eventually recommending an intermediate canyon for a gym fit group of friends in their late 40's / early 50's plus my accompanying gym fit 18... More 

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this review

Cheers for such a brilliant review, Banksy! I've passed this great feedback on to Colin who said "It was a pleasure!". Your review very much summarises what we strive for - good pre-trip communication, guidance on to an appropriate trip and then a stellar day out in the wilderness that exceeds all expectations! As you described, there are a plethora... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a half day abseiling through red balloon on 31 Dec 2016. We got there at 9 am and Tim and his team took us to the location where we can abseil. We went on three different spots (5, 10 and 30m) and we abseiled twice on each spots. Overall it was such a good experience, we definitely loved... More 

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this review

Thanks for coming out on our Half Day Abseiling Adventure, Jenn! We hope to see you again, maybe for a full day experience...? Thank you also for your review- I'll be sure to pass it on to Tim! ASM Management More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did the abseiling and canyoning. Very good guides, had a great time and accomplished more than I thought I could at the start of the day. A tasty included lunch too!

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this review

Good Guides, Great Adventure & a Tasty Lunch! Hard to ask for more than that- Sounds like you had a top day out! Thanks for your review & we hope to see you again soon! ASM Management More 

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