FROM £280

WINTER CLIMBING

ICE CLIMBING INTRO

Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland

Grade

Moderate - 5

Duration

2 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 2

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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.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

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

What's included?

✓  Highly experienced & qualified guide

  On-course transport

  Crampons

  Technical Ice axes

  Harness

  Helmet

  Ropes

  Any climbing hardware i.e. slings, carabiners, wires etc

  Shovels

  Group shelter

  First Aid kit

  Photos from your course

What's not included?

✗  Course Insurance

✗  Winter Boots (we can arrange rental)

What do I need to bring?

  • Quality waterproofs i.e. Gore-tex or similar 

  • B2-B3 style boots

  • Hat, waterproof gloves plus spares x 2 minimum

  • Winter walking socks

  • We advise wearing 2-3 thinner layers rather than one thick layer so you can adjust your temperature during the activity

  • 'Belay' type jacket

  • Wicking base layers, top & bottoms

  • Goggles, double clear lens recommended

  • Head torch, plus spare batteries

  • Balaclava and neck gaiter

  • Lunch & warm drink

  • Rucksack 30-40ltr

What else can we provide?

  • Reservation for boot hire

  • Pick up & drop-offs

  • Accommodation 

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