Our Intro to winter climbing course is designed to help people take the step to becoming an independent winter climber; we will give you the skills and techniques to become more confident for winter ascents. We focus on route choice, efficient movement & technique, safe and appropriate anchor selection, rope and stance management, avalanche avoidance; while tackling some classics easier climbs along the way. Some previous winter walking experience is essential, with some rock climbing experience being a bonus 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
Basic rope-work, belaying leader & second, how to attach to multi-point anchors with the rope
Retreating from multi-pitch climbs demonstrating the use of a variety of anchors
Coaching on technique and movement for Ice/Mixed terrain
Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice
Use of technical Ice axes and crampons, inc the importance of care and maintenance
Day 1We will meet and chat through people's aims for the next few days; we will head out to our first climb, possibly Aladdin’s Couloir and concentrate on footwork, movement & rope work.
Day 2Today we will tackle another climb while looking at different anchor setups, stance management and how to retreat if need be.
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
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