Ice Climbing 101-Learn to Ice Climb

Ice Climbing 101-Learn to Ice Climb

Date: February 02 - February 03, 2019

Course Category: Ice Climbing    

Location: New Hampshire

Instructor: Travis Weil

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Want to learn to ice climb? The Ice Climbing 101 Course is the ideal way to immerse yourself for two days on an in-depth skills course aimed at teaching you a solid foundation in ice climbing. This course is perfect for the novice ice climber or absolute beginner (we have even had candidates on this course who have never rock climbed before). This course is based in North Conway, NH.

Topics Covered:

  • Equipment and clothing for ice climbing; selection, proper fitting, use, storage and maintenance
  • Nutrition for ice climbers
  • Ice evaluation, hazard recognition and safety precautions for ice climbers
  • Efficient ice climbing techniques (starting with low angle and moving onto steep ice)
  • Belaying and communication
  • Introduction to placing ice protection and anchors
  • Two days of stellar ice climbing at different New Hampshire locations!

What’s included:

Instructors and all technical ice climbing equipment (mountaineering boots, ice tools, crampons, etc.)

See full course description here.