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Welcome to the Icicle podcasts...
Podcasts are simply free downloadable audio files, and you can listen to them on your computer or on an MP3 player such as an iPod. Topics range from training to the choice of equipment, and from advice for particular mountains to what boots to use. You can choose to download any specific podcasts that you would like, or if you would like to listen to any new podcast releases, then you can subscribe to get future podcasts using the iTunes or RSS buttons to the right. If you would like to learn more about our RSS, click here.
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Podcasts are automatically sent to your computer and loaded onto your iPod or MP3 device. They are discreet (not streaming) files, so listen on a web page, computer, or iPod / MP3 player / phone.
You can listen to podcasts during your morning commute, at the gym or even sneekily whilst at work. The key advantage is the portability and flexibility for you, to listen where and when you want.
FREE Podcast: Training for Mont Blanc... view website course page
This really is a no holes barred podcast, where we explain exactly what an ascent entails physically and technically too, and give examples of good UK hill training...
Download the podcast MP3 (3.48 MB) See all the Icicle podcasts
FREE Podcast: Climbing the Matterhorn... view website course page
If you've ever wondered what it is like to attempt the Matterhorn, the skills required, and the suggested training for this peak, then this podcast answers it all
Download the podcast MP3 (2.92 MB) See all the Icicle podcasts
FREE Podcast: Choose boots for the Alps... view website course page
We explain the choice of boot types and styles, crampon compatability, insulation and flexibility, and suggest which are the best for a wide variety of activities
Download the podcast MP3 (2.45 MB) See all the Icicle podcasts
FREE Podcast: Getting into trail running... view website course page
Trail running is a fastgrowing sport, and this podcast explains what it involves, how to get into it, and also goes through all of the equipment that is required
Download the podcast MP3 (3.76 MB) See all the Icicle podcasts
FREE Podcast: Starting out snowshoeing... view website course page
This podcast lifts the lid on the fastest growing winter sport of snowshoeing, what equipment is required, what to wear, and what avalanche safety kit to use...
Download the podcast MP3 (2.75 MB) See all the Icicle podcasts
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A key part of choosing a company is being able to come and talk about your plans with an experienced course advisor face to face. In an increasingly virtual world, we know our clients value speaking to real people, getting open and honest advice. The vast majority of our clients are British, and our office and outdoor store is based in Windermere in the English Lake District.

Get in contact to arrange a meeting, and come in for a coffee to discuss your course in person with a trip advisor.
Listen to our most popular mountain podcasts

Training to climb Mont Blanc
Listen to the podcast MP3 (3.48 MB)

How to choose mountain boots
Listen to the podcast MP3 (2.45 MB)
Summit of the Matterhorn - Faisal and Ervin

What it's like to climb Matterhorn
Listen to the podcast MP3 (2.92 MB)

Start mountain & trail running
Listen to the podcast MP3 (3.76 MB)

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