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Ice Climbing Intro

  • Location Scotland
  • Duration 2 days
  • Price from £220.00
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Microadventure
  • Learn new skills

Highlights

Our intro to ice climbing course is designed to help people take the next step to becoming competent on ice; focusing on efficient movement and technique, specific equipment for ice climbing with how we select it and how to use it. We will cover these aspects while on some easier ice climbs. Some previous winter walking plus some mountaineering/rock climbing experience is essential for this course.
Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axes, harness & helmet is included in the price

Effectively planning your days in the mountains, using weather and avalanche forecasts

Recap of core winter skills, such as efficient use
of crampons and ice on approach to climbs

Appropriate gear selection and use including the use of ice screws

Retreating from multi-pitch climbs demonstrating the use of a variety of anchors

Coaching on technique and movement for Ice/Mixed terrain

Use of technical Ice axes and crampons, inc the importance of care and maintenance

Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates

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Details

Day 1

We will meet and chat through people's aspirations for the next few days, we will then head out to our first climb, possibly Green gully concentrating on footwork, movement & rope work.

Day 2

Today we get on another climb and have a look at different anchor setups, stance management and retreating if need be, Combe Gully potentially for today on the Ben.

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

Not-provided Accommodation

Accommodation is not provided as standard but we will be happy to help arrange it for you. Please message us to arrange!

    What's included

  • Transportation On-course transport
  • Equipment Equipment supplied by SRW > Crampons > Ice axe > Harness > Helmet > Ropes > Any climbing hardware i.e. slings, carabiners, wires etc > Shovels > Group shelter > First Aid kit > Photos from your course​
  • Other Highly experienced & qualified guide

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing B2-B3 style boots, Winter walking socks.
  • Waterproofs Quality waterproofs i.e. Gore-tex or similar, Hat, waterproof gloves plus spares x 2 minimum
  • Food Lunch
  • Drink Warm drink
  • Other 'Belay' type jacket Rucksack 30-40ltr
    Wicking base layers, top & bottoms Goggles, double clear lens recommended Head torch, plus spare batteries Balaclava and neck gaiter

Cancellations

Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

Location

Starting point:

Aviemore PH22, UK

Provider

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water is the experience provider for Ice Climbing Intro