What are you here for?
If you landed here, there is a high chance that you are looking for what it takes to learn technical skills in a safe manner. Let's be completely honest with each other, most of you are just looking for the certificates. That's fine with me because once you join the training, you will realise that the training is more valuable than the certificate itself. You can read the students' testimonials to see for yourself.
For now, click on the tab "The Pathway" above to see the various options available.
Climbing and Abseiling Pathway
There are two distinct pathways: one for abseiling and one for climbing. The arrows show the order you HAVE to take the courses. The orange boxes illustrate non-certification courses (those are hand-selected components from the more advanced/trainer courses) that are useful in the Mauritius context.
To put things in perspective, if you want to be safe and independent on the traverse of Mt Ory mountain range (Guilby-Berthelot - Junction), having skills at SNCS 3, SNAS 3, and trad climbing is what you should be looking at.
If you are just starting, I advise you to join SNAS 1, SNAS 2, and SNCS 1. After that, you will be able to decide where along the pathway you wish to continue.
Some of you must be wondering why am I offering those courses
I am a licensed instructor from the Singapore Sport Climbing and Mountaineering Federation
. I love climbing in Mauritius and exploring the many jagged peaks our island has to offer and finding new lines up the mountains. Most of my holidays(I am based overseas) have been spent doing just that. However, over the past few years, there has been a proliferation of malpractices/unsafe practices on the island. What makes the situation worse is that those doing those unsafe practices start to bring others on their adventure. They are at the stage that we typically call unconscious incompetence: they do not know what they do not know. This is scary because they will then use an industrial harness for instance and people who sign up with them will think it's safe because there is a harness,not realising that industrial harnesses are not designed to be used as sport harnesses. Or you see people who do not know how to do any rescue guiding people on technical terrain.
I could go on and on but I realised that complaining will not make any positive difference. Instead, I could educate people even if it eats into my holiday time. Nelson Mandela said: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"