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Ice-climbing – Basic training module Ice-climbing – Basic training module

Ice-climbing - Basic training module


This ice-climbing basic training module will help you to become familiar with ice tools and techniques to climb icefalls safely…
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

Ice-climbing stems from mountaineering and rock-climbing: it is about climbing ice formations such as ice couloirs and gulleys or frozen waterfalls (icefalls), with the help of ice tools, such as axes and crampons as well as other instruments (ice screws and mobile protections). Climbing ice means entering a new, fascinating dimension, where you hang, safely, with the crampons’ front points and ice axes engaged in the ice, balanced on ephemeral and shining walls.
This course will teach you the basic ice-climbing techniques, everything you need to know to tackle a frozen waterfall, in a 3-day full immersion course in the world’s most famous valleys for this discipline (Cogne Valley, Valsavarenche, Orco Valley).

DAY

Meeting point: meeting in a suitable location for a briefing. Equipment check and distribution of technical material

A day dedicated to learning about technical materials and how to use them properly. An introduction that covers the forces at play and some theoretical safety notions. Then, we head to the waterfalls, where we can practise what we have learned through some short one-pitch climbs, designed to learn to trust the tools and to try out the basic techniques as well as the proper use of the equipment.

DAY

Meeting point: meeting in a suitable location for a briefing. Equipment check and distribution of technical material

A day dedicated to learning about technical materials and how to use them properly. An introduction that covers the forces at play and some theoretical safety notions. Then, we head to the waterfalls, where we can practise what we have learned through some short one-pitch climbs, designed to learn to trust the tools and to try out the basic techniques as well as the proper use of the equipment.

DAY

The day is dedicated to learning preparatory exercises to climb the waterfall.
You can learn the techniques for using ice screws and specific exercises for building anchors.
Specific exercises that help you to quickly understand the secrets of balance and learn to trust the crampons, to tackle a real climb on a multi-pitch icefall, with abseiling.

DAY

The day is dedicated to learning preparatory exercises to climb the waterfall.
You can learn the techniques for using ice screws and specific exercises for building anchors.
Specific exercises that help you to quickly understand the secrets of balance and learn to trust the crampons, to tackle a real climb on a multi-pitch icefall, with abseiling.

DAY

During the last day you work on strengthening your basic climbing and safety techniques through a short ice climb, on one of the easiest icefall, chosen according to the group’s technical and physical skills. Each participant can try to lead the rope party.

DAY

During the last day you work on strengthening your basic climbing and safety techniques through a short ice climb, on one of the easiest icefall, chosen according to the group’s technical and physical skills. Each participant can try to lead the rope party.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
3 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
low
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
fair
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Min 2 - max 6 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/12 to 28/02
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
3 Days
low
fair
Min 2 - max 6 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/12 to 28/02
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

1080 € fee per person with 1 participant
570 € fee per person with 2 participants
390 € fee per person with 3 participants
300 € fee per person with 4 participants
270 € fee per person with 5 participants
270 € fee per person with 6 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 (lifts, 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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