What is industrial mountaineering?

Preparation for industrial mountaineering

The history of the industry begins in 2009. At that time, the Organisation of Rope Access Technicians was founded. Special courses were introduced to gain experience as well as the necessary knowledge. Thus, both theory and practice are important in working at height. 

Industrial mountaineering is a job you can do with passion, but for which you need commitment and the right knowledge. The following are sufficient for altitude training: an elementary education, an age of majority and an examination showing that there are no contraindications to working at heights.  

Industrial mountaineering provides realistically high pay and the opportunity to work in Poland as well as abroad.  

Industrial climbing has its advantages and also disadvantages. The advantage is certainly the rewarding wages. The work can be done by both men and women. The job is ideal for people who love climbing. However, there are also disadvantages to such work, such as seasonal earnings when working as a climber responsible for cleaning windows or clearing snow from roofs, working in a specialised uniform, or a personal predisposition to such an activity such as having no fear of heights.  

Work or passion 

Climbers and Himalayists have no problem answering the question about what they would like to do. It turns out that it is possible to successfully combine work with a passion for heights.  

In order to start preparing properly, you need to start practising on climbing walls, take a mountaineering training course completed by the IMBiGS exam, after which you will receive the necessary authorisations to work as an industrial climber. We have adapted the training programme to adequately prepare trainees for industrial mountaineering: 

  • Health and Safety i first aid course
  • Principles of correct belaying and rescuing a casualty; 
  • Theoretical preparation in the field of personal protective equipment, belaying equipment and the principles of correct work; 
  • Practical exercises at height with application of acquired knowledge. 

Check out our full range of altitude training.