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
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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.
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.
You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination
Wicking base layers, top & bottoms Goggles, double clear lens recommended Head torch, plus spare batteries Balaclava and neck gaiter
Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.
Aviemore PH22, UK