Introductory to Snow and Ice Climbing is aimed at those who already have basic winter mountaineering skills and want to climb snow and ice at grades II to III. Some previous rock or indoor climbing experience and the ability to belay safely is essential.
Aimed at those who already have basic winter skills (basic crampon & ice axe) and want to climb graded snow and ice routes II to III or to join one of our overseas expedition or courses graded 3 or 4 such as Annapurna IV, Sudarshan, Ismoil Somoni, Denali, Khan Tengri, Broad Peak, Everest. You should haves some previous rock or indoor climbing experience and the ability to belay with confidence is ESSENTIAL.
During the course our instructors will aim to develop your skills to help make you confident in climbing graded routes at II-III. The exact programme will be dependent on the weather, ground conditions and progress of the group, but typically we would aim to cover the following:
Introduction to snow and ice - outline itinerary
Our courses run every week throughout January, February and March, on Friday to Monday or Friday to Wednesday afternoon (4.30pm) giving 3 or 5 quality mountain days.
You can extend your stay with private Guiding.
Day 1: The course begins at 8pm on the first evening with a course briefing and the essentials for clothing and equipment. After the course briefing, we will check your personal kit and issue you with any hire kit required.
Day 2: The first mountain day will recap and develop your skills to move and climb safely and efficiently on snow and ice at grade I-II covered terrain.
Day 3-4 or 6: Graded Climbing II-III.
may include ascents such as:
Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have verified that your course is confirmed to run.
Accommodation is booked from the night of your arrival with instruction starting the following morning. Check out is normally the morning of your final day unless you have booked an additional night. This is booked on a twin or double room basis: however single rooms will be provided where there is not a member of the same sex to share with. Single rooms and additional nights can be requested at an extra cost.
* A deposit of £150 will be required at checkout.
Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date
|Single room supplement during course 3 nights - £50 per night||£150|
|Single room Supplement during course 5 nights - £50 per night||£250|
|1 Extra night B&B - £80 per night on a single basis||£80|
|1 Extra night B&B - per night per person (on a twin basis)||£52|
|1 Extra night DB&B - per night per person (on a twin basis)||£77|
* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip