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Australian School of Mountaineering

166b Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 2014
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Australia's longest established, most experienced climbing school and guiding service. ASM is based in the Blue Mountains, which is one of the world's most outstanding wilderness areas containing thousands of square kilometers of rain forest, canyons, plateaus and towering sandstone crags. If you want to experience the mountains from a totally new perspective ASM will help you do it. 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!
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166b Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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"rock climbing"
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"climbing experience"
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"great group"
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"instructor brian"
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"multi pitch"
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"navigation skills"
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"safety briefing"
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"experienced climbers"
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"practical experience"
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"great teaching"
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"will definitely be back for more"
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"off track"
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"awesome experience"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Trekking is generally provides a meditative-like mindset...the ASM Naviation course set my mind to that of a mathematiition - adding and subtracting declination values, orienting bearing lines to grid, scaling map distance to real distance, setting UTM co-ordinates, then out of the classroom into the...More

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review Elaine! The passion for your newly learnt skills is shining like a bright light throughout your detailed review. How fantastic to hear about your sense of confidence being boosted by Tristan who not only is a great Instructor but indeed is...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Highly recommendable to anyone who has never abseiled or Canyoned before. Experienced guides, Saftey first and highly entertaining.More

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review! It's great to be so highly recommended and yes we at ASM pride ourselves on safety first, experience and having a good laugh together when out in our Blue Mountains "office". We shall pass on your comments to our guides. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the best time on this course. I learnt so much from our guides tim and Nathan, got so much out of them, they gave very clear and good understanding of ice climbing and mountaineering. Got everything i wanted out of this course plus...More

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review Mike! It is awesome to hear that you got everything you wanted plus more from your Alpine experience with guides Tim and Nathan. It is so brilliant that you received a clear and concise understanding of all things ice-climbing and mountaineering...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the Intro Mountaineering Course with ASM and had the most amazing time, despite challenging weather conditions! The guides are so encouraging, supporting, friendly and knowledgeable. They were generous with their knowledge beyond the syllabus. And they had killer senses of humour!More

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review Thuc! It is fantastic to hear that despite the challenging weather conditions, you had a most amazing experience and time with your guides Tim and Nathan. Indeed they are very encouraging, supportive, friendly and knowledgable and we shall pass on to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides from ASM were great and the knowledge base they shared with the whole group allowed us to be confident to go exploring in the alpine region safely and know that we will make it home safe. Just an all round great experience!More

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review! How fantastic to hear about your personal sense of confidence to go exploring in the Australian Alpine regions safely has been achieved through the skills and knowledge shared by our guides with you. We are very glad to hear that your...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing 2 days out hanging at Mt York learning self-rescue techniques and canyoning rigging with Levi. Ended up being a private instruction course which meant I got tailored instruction, an added bonus. Levi was patient and has a great teaching style. He knew his stuff...More

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review, It’s awesome to hear that you had an amazing two days learning self-rescue and rigging techniques with your instructor Levi out at Mt York. ASM are fortunate to have Levi on our team. He always does a fantastic job in providing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a incredible day! This is our second trip with ASM, the hosts were fantastic, beautiful surroundings & we felt very safe. It was nice to meet new people in the small group and lunch provided was yum! We will be back again.More

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review Kellie It’s great to hear that you had an incredible day abseiling and canyoning with Australian School of Mountaineering in such beautiful surroundings! It is always a pleasure to provide returning guests with another awesome experience including those delicious Altitude deli...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good trip, I would definetly recommend ASM! Amazing views while abseiling and very knowledgeable instructorsMore

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review Sophie We are happy that you had such a great day abseiling with Australian School of Mountaineering and yes, our “outside office” views are truly breathtaking! We shall pass on your feedback to your guide and we look forward to seeing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As someone with no experience in using a handheld GPS navigating device, this course was just what I had been looking for. The day began with the theory behind GPS navigation in the attractive upstairs classroom at Paddy Pallin's in Katoomba Street. Tristan, our instructor,...More

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Peter! How fantastic to hear about your personal sense of achievement and successful practical application of your new found skill. The use of navigation equipment whether compass/map or GPS is a technical skill which must be learnt before going into the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably not ASM typical clientele with 4 kids aged 8 to 11. But we were really well guided and looked after. Scenary was great and was amazing to see the kids confidence grow.More

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AustSchoolMtn, Manager at Australian School of Mountaineering, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Adriaan! We are glad to hear that you had a great experience with the confidence of the kids growing with each new abseiling challenge! Yes the scenery in the Blue Mountains is simply world class and cant be beat. We shall...More

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Dallis05
21 September 2016|
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Response from AustSchoolMtn | Property representative |
Hi Dallas, typically our guided trips and instructional courses range from $195-220 per day. More advanced trips & Instructional training comes with a slightly larger price tag. Kind regards, Christian
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