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
Day 1We 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 2Today 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.
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
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