Courses

An OLCS course is a lifetime opportunity to develop leadership skills as you challenge yourself in the Swiss Alps. These awe-inspiring mountains provide the ideal classroom for a unique experiential learning opportunity. Our classic courses are particularly suitable for gap year students or anyone with time at their hands. If you are tied into a busy schedule our shorter courses provide a great opportunity to work intensively on your outdoor skills and grow as a person. Look through our courses to find the right experience for you.

Rock Climbing Course Bernese Alps

Spend your summer break challenging yourself to reach new heights on this rock climbing course. Develop your self-confidence in one of the world’s best climbing locations. If you are ready for a summer challenge to learn skills you can use to go on adventures, this course is for you.

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Tuition 4.990 CHF
Date 16.08.-25.08.2019
Duration 10 days
Minimum age 16 years
Group size 4-10 Participants
Location Gstaad, Switzerland
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Mountaineering Course

The Swiss Alps are famous for its mountaineering with a perfect blend of glacier travel, snow ascents and rock climbing. On this course you will learn fundamental mountaineering skills such as belaying, rappelling, rock and ice climbing techniques, and rescue procedures traveling through the rocky and steep terrain of the mountains around Gstaad. The development of your rock, snow and ice climbing techniques will lead to longer and more technical climbs including the opportunity of climbing one of the 4000m peaks of the Swiss Alps.

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Tuition 13.900 CHF
Date 31.08.-29.09.2019
Duration 30 days
Minimum age 16 years
Group size 4-10 Participants
Location Swiss Alps, Gstaad, Switzerland
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Hiking the Gastlosen Mountain Range

This robust route requires participants to be comfortable with airy trails, and to have nimble footwork. We will hike among stunning peaks, valleys and ridges with views of the famous Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Sleeping and dining in dorm-style-mountain huts allows us to travel with light packs for our daily hikes.

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Tuition 3.790 CHF
Date 04.-13.10.2019
Duration 10 days
Minimum age 16 years
Group size 4-10 Participants
Location Gstaad, Switzerland
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Winter Mountaineering Course

The Swiss Alps are famous for its mountaineering with amazing opportunities of glacier travel, snow ascents and ice climbing. On this course you will
learn fundamental mountaineering skills such as crevasse rescue techniques, avalanche training, back country skiing and peak ascents in challenging winter conditions. The training phase of the course will be in the mountains around the famous ski resort of Gstaad. Mastering essential snow and ice climbing techniques will allow you to look for personal challenges throughout the Swiss Alps. This will give you the amazing opportunity to tackle sustained and  technical climbs on fascinating peaks including the opportunity of climbing one of the 4000m peaks of the Swiss Alps.

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Tuition 13.900 CHF
Date 09.03.-07.04.2019 and 07.03.-05.04.2020
Duration 30 days
Minimum age 16
Group size 4-10 Participants
Location Swiss Alps, Gstaad, Switzerland
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Safety and Avalanche Course

On this intense safety and avalanche assessment course you will learn the fundamentals of traveling in avalanche terrain and to ride untouched powder slopes safely. Focus will be on risk management, first aid, decision making and route planning. While some of the lessons will be indoors most of the time we will spent in the mountains. While you increase your knowledge about avalanche awareness and master essential rescue techniques you will get more and more responsibilities in the daily route planning procedures.
It is essential for this course that participants are already comfortable off piste skiers or snowboarders.

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Tuition 4.990 CHF
Date 10.-19.01.2020
Duration 10 Days
Minimum age 16
Group size 4-10 Participants
Location Swiss Alps, Gstaad, Switzerland
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Customized Courses

We offer customized courses based on your specific needs. A minimum of four participants is required. For more information contact us at info@olcs.ch