You’ve already been ice climbing and want to take it to the next level? Your palms get sweaty and your heart rate accelerates when you think of big ice falls, mixed route and steep ice? The this course is for you. Les Ecrins hosts France’s best ice.
Major itineraries of all grades up to 400m high
Escape the crowds and climb barely touched icefalls
Push you technical skills and risk awareness to the next level
This course is made for climbers who want to live the full experience of climbing serious and long ice falls - mixed or pure ice.
Why is the “Ecrins” region such a haven for ice climbing? Because it has so many deep valleys of all orientations and altitude, filled with gushing waterfalls in the summer. A page of Ice climbing history has been written there in Fressinieres’s ultra famous Gramussat wall, 300m of steep ice streaks, from grade 5 to 7! And so many other valleys : Ceillac, Crevoux, les Orres, Fressinières, Le Fournel, La Grave, Val d’escrins…and many more!
5 days with a passionate IFMGA mountain guide to teach you about managing risk, assessing danger, climbing efficiently, how to get out of sticky situations…and having a blast! Your forearms should be sore by the end of the week.
The first day will be a refresher on a single pitch crag. We’ll work on ice and rock technique and rope maneuvers. The next four days of the course will be spent climbing the plethora of massive ice falls that make the region so great for ice climbing.
A cozy hotel close to the little town of L’argentiere , in the heart of the ice climbing region, will be your home for the 5 days of the course.
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You have some prior experience in ice climbing. You know basic techniques (climbing with crampons/ ice axes) and basic maneuvers (belaying, rappelling, basic knots). You can follow grade IV ice.