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Mountain Training Courses

MTA courses are delivered at Summit Up by Ian Fenton. "Ian Fenton is an inspirational Mountaineering Instructor and a first class climbing coach. He has the rare combination of extensive experience still combined with youthful enthusiasm. He is a tremendous ambassador for the sports of climbing and mountaineering" - Martin Chester


Dependent on course


Call 0161 820 8750 for more info


Dependent on course


Ian Fenton

Skill Level

Competent climbers


As per MTA pre-requisites

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