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Climbing courses in Poland

Try mountain climbing in the beautiful Tatra Mountains! Whether you’re new or want to get better, our courses in winter and summer will teach you and let you have fun. Learn how to explore mountains safely in one of Europe’s most amazing places. Come with us and have an amazing adventure in the world of mountain climbing!


Winter mountaineering course




4 days


from: 470$


Summer climbing in Jura




3 days


from: 270$


Private guiding


All year


You decide


from: 270$

Meet our team

Our climbing school in Poland use only highly qualified staff who are local instructors and guides and active climbers with years of experience. We provide rock climbing and winter mountaineering courses in stunning locations for affordable prices! Our passion is a commitment to helping each individual develop their technical skills and knowledge within a safe, structured and enjoyable environment. Your experience will be memorable and long-lasting, forming a platform for future personal climbing development. 

Janek Kuczera

Instructor of Alpinism

Climbing for me is a great passion. Freedom and adventure are what most draw me to climbing. I like to climb, both in the sun-warmed rocks and in cold winter mountains. But without a doubt, I’m most satisfied with committing climbing and mountaineering in summer or winter on long routes, where the degree of involvement of both body and mind are reaching an absolute maximum.

Łukasz Depta

Instructor of Alpinism

I was born in Krakow and sometimes even visible from the city, the Tatra Mountains attracted and fascinated me from an early age. For good, my adventure with mountains and climbing started in high school.
After the first solo trips to the Tatra Mountains in summer and winter and climbs at rocks around Krakow there was a need to acquire the basic knowledge and technical skills necessary to move safely in the mountains.

“The Tatra Mountains are quickly becoming a super popular destination for climbing and must-see places amongst all mountaineers!!!“

The Tatra Mountains are the highest range in the Carpathian Mountains and Poland’s alpine-type mountains. They form a natural border between Poland and Slovakia. Gerlach (2655 m, Slovakia) and Rysy (2499 m, Poland) are the highest summits. Thanks to the relatively small area of the Tatras compared to the Alps, there’s a cosy atmosphere, but you can also feel like you’re in really high mountains. The landscape of the High Tatras is very interesting and is dominated by alpine-type ridges, towering walls and rocky peaks, which is a testament to the strong action of glaciers. There are so many activities you can do in our Mountains – read more here.

Let's climb together!

Important information about the winter course:

Get ready for an epic winter adventure in the Polish Tatra Mountains! 

Here you will find everything you need to know. From flight and transportation tips to meeting details and mountain hut stays, we’ve got everything you need. 

Flights and transport

You are responsible for booking your own flight to the place where we run our course. Flights to Poland are at the average price of €140 return (check budget airlines Wizzair and Ryanair). Please book your flight to Kraków airport. Why not combine this course with a visit to this historic city? I strongly recommend staying in Kraków few days! From Kraków, you can take a regular bus to Zakopane (2h).

To maximize your time and have stress-free travel I strongly recommend coming one day before and flying back the day after the course.  Zakopane is a busy resort and traffic jams occur very often despite very good transport.

Our meeting

We will collect you from Zakopane on the first day at 10:00. After the course, you can easily order a taxi from the central car park Palenica Białczańska back to Zakopane.

Mountain hut

We have pre-booked a friendly mountain hut “Morskie Oko” for our course. You will pay directly for the hut after your stay in cash. The average price is €18 per night (bedding, towel and local green tax included). You can buy breakfast (€10), dinner (€18) and snacks at the hut. Boiled water is free. Since this is a bunk bed-style hut, you will share the room with others.

Experience of Instructors

The course is run by a very experienced English-speaking Guide and Instructor of Alpinism (read about our guides more). Instructor-to-student ratio: 1:6.

Experience needed

To be able to take part in this course you should have summer walking experience, outdoor climbing experience, ability to belay and tie knots would be desirable. A good fitness level is required.

About the Gear You Need

Required personal clothes for the winter mountaineering course:​

  • mountaineering boots B1 or B2 suitable for C1 or C2 (semi-automatic) crampons
  • waterproof Gore-Tex jacket and overtrousers
  • softshell trousers
  • down or synthetic down jacket
  • base layers top and bottom
  • warm Polartec fleece
  • 2 pairs of warm merino socks
  • warm external gloves (mittens), five-fingers gloves, thin inner gloves
  • hat or balaclava
  • gaiters
  • head torch, flask 0,5l, 35-45L backpack
  • read more about winter gear
Days You Will Never Forgot

Your Intinerary

During wintertime, you can experience all sorts of weather, from sunny days to stormy conditions. To be good at winter mountaineering, you need to know how to take care of yourself and enjoy the unpredictable outdoors. That’s exactly what our Winter Mountaineering Course teaches you – the skills to handle it all.

Winter mountaineering

Metting at Zakopane at 10:00. Trekking to the Morskie Oko hut, winter equipment workshop.


Avalanche outdoor workshop, crampons and ice axe skills, self-arrest practice, a workshop about climbing knots and rope work techniques.


Winter ropework techniques, building stances for belaying using different snow and rock anchors, top rope ice climbing/dry tooling climbing and abseiling off practices, avalanche indoor lecture.


Early start – moving together when roped on steep slopes and exposed terrain at grade II/III, possible summit attempt, building snow shelter. The course will end at 16:00.


Please note that the program is subject to change due to weather conditions or other factors.

What Our Customers Say

We work really hard to make sure folks on our winter mountaineering courses have the best, safest, and most fun time ever. It warms our hearts to share cool comments from our previous climbers – they give us a high-five for a job well done! Wanna see more real stories? Check this! 👇🏼

“Overall I was very impressed with the course including the organization, accommodation, food, equipment and especially the instructor. I would definitely sign up for another course run by Tatra Climbing School again in the future. I was not expecting such a high standard of food and lodging. The quality of the equipment provided was very high and given that we had avalanche detectors and were trained to use them clearly safety is taken very seriously and this is good to see. Thank you”
Patrick Griffith
from the UK
“After researching several winter mountaineering courses, Tatra Climbing School came top of my list due to the depth and content of their program. From my initial enquiry, all communication was prompt, professional and helpful. The Tatras are an amazing location; the course itself is a game-changer. If you want to move beyond walking in the hills to the realm of mountaineering, this course is for you. Marcin and his staff explain and demonstrate key concepts and skills in a clear, concise and practical manner. I’ll be returning for the advanced course in the future.”
Claudio Rose
from Mexico
”Tatra Climbing School is just a great way to go on an educating adventure! I did 4 days of mountaineering course in the Tatra mountains. The guides did a great job teaching and they are really friendly and fun people. I love when it feels like you become friends in a few days, and that’s how it felt on this course. The way everything was done was amazing, and as I am planning to become a climbing instructor myself one day, it was a great inspiration to see how a good course is put together. Thanks for a lifetime experience! Hope to book another course one day.”
Anders Thormann Jensen
from Denmark


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