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Ice Axe and Crampon Seminar

There is no better way to be introduced to the skills required to climb snow safely and efficiently.

Minimum of 2 to run this 1-day course at promotional pricing on scheduled dates.

We also offer this course on a custom, private basis. Visit our Custom Private Alpine page to request dates and view prices.

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Ice Axe and Crampon Seminar

This 1-day course is a great introduction to the finer points of climbing firm snow. By the end of the course you can expect to have an understanding of the techniques required to safely and efficiently ascend and descend snowy alpine terrain.

Topics covered:

  • Modern equipment selection, fitting, usage. and maintenance
  • Movement skills
  • Crampon technique
  • Ice axe self belay
  • Climbing efficiency
  • Step cutting
  • Routefinding and Tracksetting
  • Ice axe self arrest
  • Basic rope skills on steep snow
  • Snow anchoring
  • Avoiding common mistakes that cause accidents


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