Our climbing school is all about making better, safer mountaineers who are inspired to go out into the hills to explore and experience the mountains for themselves. Our training courses are learner-centered, friendly, non-competitive and great fun with the emphasis on each individual student’s personal development of skills and experience within their own abilities. Our patient, friendly and experienced instructors love teaching mountain skills and introducing beginners to the exciting world of mountaineering.
Venture Forth offers various recreational courses suitable for beginners and more advanced climbers wanting to develop their skills. These courses will give you a solid, safe foundation to build your future climbing experience on. Mountain sports can be enjoyed by everyone and the correct training ensures a safer and more rewarding experience for all.
We are also an accredited training and assessment centre offering both SA Mountaineering Development & Training Trust (MDT) and THETA (National Qualifications) systems of professional mountaineering qualifications. Please visit the various course pages on the website and then contact us to get the best advice for your personal career development. Also have a look at the professional qualifications assessments page to learn about assessment and how they take place.
If you are interested in becoming a registered mountain guide please download the PDF document How to be a Legal Tourist Guide for more information on the legalities and process of becoming a registered guide in South Africa.
Since 2005 Venture Forth incorporates Cape Town School of Mountaineering (CTSM).
We would love to hear from you. So please contact us or drop by the office for a cuppa so that we can discuss training and assessment options for you.