Rob covered:

  • Alpine climbing – the history and cultural impact
  • Getting into the sport and why it’s easier than you think
  • How to train and prepare for your objective
  • The gear you’ll need or should consider getting
  • A clear progression path with detailed examples
  • Pro tips from an IFMGA guide with years of experience

Since humans could walk, we’ve been summiting mountains. 

Alpine climbing is one of the purest and most rewarding experiences you could have in the great outdoors. Nothing beats the rush of pushing your body and mind in a spectacular montane environment.

It’s not only about reaching the top, though. It’s about being one with the wilderness. About learning to respect the mountain and the legacy of those that came before. Getting to know the person on the other side of that rope, as well as yourself.

However, going from non-climber nor weekend cragger to peak bagger is no small feat. If you don’t want your ascent to go downhill, you’ll need to learn challenging movement techniques, master a wide variety of gear, garner extensive experience on variable terrain, and much more.

We don’t want to leave you aspiring alpinists hanging, which is why we’re hosting a FREE WEBINAR on starting and progressing your alpine climbing!

Learn how to take your first steps into the world of alpine climbing, as well as advance your alpine skills to the next level, from an expert IFMGA guide with years of experience leading expeditions all over the world.

With good fundamentals and a well-laid-out progression plan, nothing can stop you from reaching your peak!

Webinar host

Rob Coppolillo
In Memory: IFMGA/AMGA Rock, Ice and Alpine Guide

On April 20, 2024, we lost a friend. Rob Coppolillo lost his life in a ski accident in the Canadian Rockies, doing what he loved best: guiding. Rob epitomized adventure, pioneering as an AMGA and IFMGA Mountain Guide and founder of Vetta Mountain Guides. Among the first 100 Americans certified internationally, his expertise spanned three decades, guiding worldwide, from Boulder, Colorado, to Chamonix, France.Rob’s absence leaves a void felt deeply by the adventure community but his legacy of exploration and kindness will live on, reminding us to live life to the fullest. He will be deeply missed and remembered by the 57hours team.