Introductory Ice Climbing Course
(One Day)
This course is for winter ethusiasts with no previous experience with ice climbing, who wish to learn the basic skills needed safe ice climbing. Crampon and ice tool techniques, ice protection, belaying, and rope handling are the fundamental technical skills introduced.
These skills will be practiced and applied helping you gain greater confidence and giving you a foundation of fundamental skills.

 


Snow and Ice Course (Two Day Course)

For those with no previous winter experience. Learn the use of the ice axe and crampons in progressive stages, from step cutting to more advanced methods, including French, International, and front pointing techniques. You will also learn how to safely self arrest. Instruction also covers the use of snow and ice anchors, natural protection, rope management, rappelling and glissading techniques. You will be able to practice using the ice axe, crampons, and other technical gear on a variety of snow and ice conditions, with emphasis on safety and efficiency

 



Intermediate and Advanced Ice Climbing Course (One Day Course)

For those who have taken the Snow and Ice Course or who have had previous ice climbing experience. The focus here is to help you refine your climbing technique, working on proper footwork and balance, tool placement, rest positions, anchors and protection, and evaluation of ice conditions.
You will learn increasingly advanced techniques while being exposed to progressively steeper and more challenging multi-pitch ice climbs. Increasing your efficiency of movement gives you greater endurance and enjoyment in the sport of ice climbing.

 

Daily rates for courses and guided climbs.
$300 single person
         $180 pp. for two people
        $160 pp for three people

Reservations and payment

 
603 662 6306        Box 883 N.Conway N.H. 03860     arc@fairpoint.net