Australian School of Mountaineering

Australian School of Mountaineering

Australia's Leading Adventure Team!

Established in 1981, The Australian School of Mountaineering is Australia's most experienced guiding company.

Our instructors and guides have an unmatched level of personal experience and formal qualifications. At ASM we select our instructors for their experience, professionalism and outstanding personalities. When you participate in an ASM course, climb or expedition you can be sure of having the best instructors in the business!

ASM Guides and Instructors are highly qualified professionals with the experience and formal certification required to offer you a truly memorable mountain adventure. Our Blue Mountains birthplace is one of the world's most outstanding wilderness areas containing thousands of square kilometres of rainforest, canyons, plateaus and sandstone cliffs. If you want to experience the mountains from a totally unique perspective ASM will help you do it!

We provide a broad range of the finest guided adventures, outdoor experiences and technical skills courses. If it's Abseiling, Rockclimbing, Canyoning, Trekking or Mountaineering, then ASM have an adventure that will excite, inspire and challenge you!


Abseiling, or rappelling as it is sometimes known, is an exciting adventure sport that everyone can experience and enjoy. While abseiling is a fun-filled activity it also has many useful applications in critical areas and industries such as search and rescue, film, construction, science and the military


ASM have been at the forefront of professional rockclimbing instruction and guiding for over three decades and we strive to offer our students the finest and most innovative climbing courses and mountain adventures available anywhere!


Exploring canyons requires an assortment of skills from swimming to wading and abseiling. Canyoners can expect to jump into pools of crystal clear water, swim through long passages, abseil down cascading waterfalls and paddle leisurely through subterranean waterways!

Mountaineering & Ice Climbing

Our winter climbing adventures take place among the snow-clad peaks of The Kosciuszko National Park. This unique region contains the highest summits in the Australian Alps and boasts an impressive array of high quality rock, snow and ice climbs of all grades and styles.

How To Get Here..

We are conveniently located in the heart of Katoomba, close to all day parking and just 2 minutes walk from the train station.

Australian School of Mountaineering

Phone: (02) 4782 2014

Address: 166 Katoomba Street
Katoomba NSW 2780

Email: Click here to send an email

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