ice review plus

Ice Climbing Review PLUS, December 2nd-5th 2017


SKU: ICEPLUS Category:

Product Description

This course is an extension to the Ice Review course where we will continue to build on the skills learnt on the 2nd & 3rd. Introduction to Ice condition analysis and avalanche safety as an ice climber, rope rescue, mixed climbing, ice anchors, rappelling and multi pitch climbing. On the 5th you will climb a multi pitch ice climb. This is a Bow Valley, Kananaskis and Ghost River based course.

The full plus course is an excellent early season course suited for beginner climbers and intermediate to advanced climbers looking to advance there learning in the many facets of winter climbing. This will progress your level and boost your knowledge which in turn increases confidence.

6:1 Guest to guide ratio for instruction courses 2:1 guest to guide ratio for multi-pitch climbs. All guides are certified by the ACMG and or the IFMGA and the CAA, and have many years of climbing experience, your in good hands!

If paying for the Ice Review plus, December 2nd-5th the cost includes all 4 days.

Additional Information

Course Dates

November 26-29, 2016

What's Included

Certified Mountain Guide, use of technical gear and 2:1 ratio on the multi pitch day.

Gear List

•MOUNATINEERING BOOTS: You will need proper mountaineering boots designed specifically for this use.
•BACKPACK: Large enough to carry spare clothing, lunch, water and climbing gear. 40-55 liters
•2 TECHNICAL ICE CLIMBING TOOL for intermediate and advanced ascents. Modern leash less tools are preferred
•12 PIONT CRAMPONS which must fit your boots.
•SUNGLASSES with good UV protection, ‘glacier glasses’.
•Lip Cream.
•HEADLAMP with fresh batteries.
•WATERBOTTLE (1L minimum), Thermos
•BLISTER KIT (‘moleskin’, ‘Second Skin’)
In the mountains it is important to layer your clothing. I suggest layers of light, easily carried clothing that allow for fast and easy adjustment to best suit fast changing temperature conditions in the mountains. Cotton clothing of any kind is not recommended as it causes rapid heat loss when wet. We will have time to go through your clothing and gear prior to the climb.
You will need to bring:
•LONG UNDERWEAR, top and bottom, polypro, wool, capilene or fleece.
•WOOL/BLEND SOCKS clean socks for each day.
•Shoeller Pant and or Gore-tex pants
•Wool or fleece LONG SLEEVE SHIRT.
•FLEECE SWEATER (medium weight).
•Heavyweight fleece or insulated/down JACKET.
***A good down Jacket with hood is highly recommended***
•Water proof OUTER JACKET with hood (Gore-Tex).
•Waterproof knee-length GAITERS that will fit over large boots.
•Waterproof mountaineering GLOVES or wool / fleece mitts /gloves plus waterproof over mitts, two pairs.
•Light weight winter ice climbing gloves which fit tight, used for climbing with. These offer better dexterity for working with the gear


We highly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance
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