We will proceed together on iced waterfalls and ice & mixed routes (rock & ice) using crampons and ice axes, we will teach you to distinguish ice conditions, plasticity and brittleness that depend on changing temperatures; you will learn how to use ice screws, where to place them, how to build a belay and how to use friends&nuts.
We will outline how to prepare your tools and the basics of the rescue search with shovel-probe-artva, all aimed at reducing the risk.
From December to April/May, depending on ice conditions.
Sottoguda, Val di Fassa, Val Daone, Val di Rabbi, Val Travenanzes, Cogne, Riva di Tures, Brennero, Stubai tal, Pontresina.
Boots with crampons, ice axes, harness, helmet
Two pairs of socks, long sleeved/legged undergarments (arms and legs) possibly in fleece or microfiber, 2 fleece or Polartech tops with high collar, softshell or Schoeller pants, waterproof Goretex pants, windproof Gore-tex jacket and down/synthetic jacket, light and thick gloves, hat to be worn under your helmet, ski-mask and goggles/sunglasses, sun cream with high UV protection.