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Intro to Ice (ages 15 to adult)
 

Intro to Ice - Ice Climbing Instruction

This weekend course will introduce you to the exhilarating sport of ice climbing. Come and learn on our 15m ice wall, then use your new skills to conquer a frozen waterfall. Topics will include the history of ice climbing, ice axes, crampons, climbing ropes, and basic climbing skills.

No previous experience necessary. Knowledgeable staff will have you climbing vertical ice in no time with a lot of personalized coaching.

 

All of this will take place in a safe and encouraging atmosphere of fun and friendship, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. The course is limited to twelve participants, ages 15 and up.

*Note: Those age 15-17 must be accompanied by an adult age 18+ in order to participate the course.

The Schedule (tentative)
Friday

7:30 pm: Registration
Intro to Frontier Lodge, the staff and participants
Orientation and overview of the weekend
Hangout and snack
Free time

Saturday

8:00 am: Breakfast
Gearing up (helmets, harness, boots and crampons)
Head down to the on-site wall for demo techniques (ie: walking in crampons, foot placement, tool swinging, and moving up)
Practice climbing
12:00 pm: Lunch
In the Lodge, a small tutorial on gradings of ice and climbs, safely travelling to climbs (hazards-avalanches etc), and rope handling and knots
Move outside to the wall for belaying and more climbing
6:00 pm: Supper
Optional night climbing
9:00pm: Snack

Sunday

8:00 am: Breakfast
9:00 am: Leave for ice climbing at a waterfall
4:30 pm: Arrive back at camp
5:00 pm: Supper and departures

Dates:

  • Intro to Ice 1:
    • January 23-25, '15
  • Intro to Ice 2:
    • March 13-15, '15
  • Intro to Ice 3:
    • March 20-22, '15

Cost:

  • $265 + GST (includes equipment rental, comfy lodging and delicious meals)

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