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Ice-climbing - Advanced training module


The ice-climbing advanced training module is what you need if you want to become more proficient in climbing icefalls…
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

This training module is for those who have attended the basic module or for those who already have some experience in climbing ice, but want to improve their skills and learn how to climb safely. The course’s main objective is to learn the triangle position to progress on vertical walls as well as all the tricks you need to know to climb icefalls safely.
Depending on your technical level, we can choose icefalls in the Cogne Valley, Valsavarenche, Valpelline, or we can opt for destinations with the best conditions to meet your needs and wishes.

DAY

Meeting point: meeting in a suitable location for an introductory briefing. Equipment check and handing out of technical material.

A day dedicated to getting to know better the forces at play and to improve your management of the rope team’s safety. Then, we head to the icefall where you can learn and try out advanced progression techniques. The training programme for the day covers a close analysis of the tools and equipment, an introduction to the techniques for taking care and sharpening the tools, advanced progression and safety techniques, placing protections on ice and rock, identifying a rest place, preparing a lowering point, learning Abalakov thread and a comprehensive overview of risk factors in winter.

DAY

Meeting point: meeting in a suitable location for an introductory briefing. Equipment check and handing out of technical material.

A day dedicated to getting to know better the forces at play and to improve your management of the rope team’s safety. Then, we head to the icefall where you can learn and try out advanced progression techniques. The training programme for the day covers a close analysis of the tools and equipment, an introduction to the techniques for taking care and sharpening the tools, advanced progression and safety techniques, placing protections on ice and rock, identifying a rest place, preparing a lowering point, learning Abalakov thread and a comprehensive overview of risk factors in winter.

DAY

The day is dedicated to climbing a multi-pitch icefall, with a focus on learning the proper techniques for placing ice screws and creating anchors.

DAY

The day is dedicated to climbing a multi-pitch icefall, with a focus on learning the proper techniques for placing ice screws and creating anchors.

DAY

The last day is spent climbing a multi-pitch icefall, so you can put into practice the technical and safety notions you learnt during the course under the supervision of the mountain guide.
Depending on the level of the participants, you may have the opportunity to lead the rope team.

DAY

The last day is spent climbing a multi-pitch icefall, so you can put into practice the technical and safety notions you learnt during the course under the supervision of the mountain guide.
Depending on the level of the participants, you may have the opportunity to lead the rope team.

DETAILS

DURATION
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3 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
low
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
fair
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 2 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/12 to 28/02
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
3 Days
low
fair
Max 2 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/12 to 28/02
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

990 € fee per person with 1 participant
540 € fee per person with 2 participants
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20/day per person while supplies last
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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