Are you a good climber? You've never climbed on ice?
This 5-day course touches the fundamentals of Winter mountaineering, bringing you closer to the mountains like never before, through this activity which is among the most complete in the mountain environment; taken at a high level, it forms the basis of exploratory expeditions in the wild.
An excellent opportunity to experience the mountains in mid-season and in Winter, through icy lines in dihedrals and cracks, absent and unimaginable in the milder seasons: our mountain guides will make you live this adventure!
The course will start with a general overview through powerpoint presentations regarding snow, avalanches, dangers in the mountains, and some basic knowledge of meteorology and topography: these contents will be the subject of two dedicated evenings.
Day 1: 'dry tooling' or climbing with ice axes and crampons on rock walls; rescue maneuver in crevasse and some rope belays on rock. Day 2: climbing and belays on ice and snow.
Days 3-4-5: high mountain climbs in couloires and mixed (rock and ice).
Required degree: at least 6b in the gym and 5+ in the mountains.
Mountaineering skis can be useful for approaches, alternatively snowshoes (less convenient for the descent).
Depending on the environmental conditions, the location will be chosen in high mountain areas such as Adamello-Presanella or Mt. Blanc.
** N.B .: Inform your guide in advance of any medical and/or physical condition, allergy or other that could adversely affect the activity and cause dangerous situations for you, your companions and the guide. **
ice axes, crampons, boots, avalanche transceiver-probe-shovel, skis or snow shoes (all rentable).
November to May
- Mt. Blanc
1 person 1800€;
from 2 people up 1000€/person.
2 people per mountain guide.