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WINTER CLIMBING

ICE CLIMBING INTRO

Location

Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland

Grade

Moderate - 5

Duration

2 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 2

Trip rating

average rating is 3 out of 5

£320

Price

What's Included?

✓  Highly experienced & qualified guide

  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)

✗  Personal Expenses

✗  Accommodation

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

  • Some form of face covering (Buff/Balaclava)

  • Lunch & warm drink

  • Rucksack 30-40ltr

What else can we provide?
  • Reservation for boot hire (This can be reserved during the payment process)

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.

Highlights for ice climbing intro

  • 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 axe on approach to climbs

  • Appropriate gear selection and use, inc 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 axes and crampons, inc care and maintenance

  • Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

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Need some extra help?

The team here at SRW can tailor a trip to suit your time and budget for as little as £300pd for private tuition/guiding, this includes all technical equipment. If your part of a group we can chat through options & prices. We're here to help you book the trip of a lifetime! Drop us an email or call us

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