ICE CLIMBING BAPTISM

Do you want to try ice climbing in complete safety,
and still climb steep icicles?

 

We will introduce you to ice climbing, thanks to an experienced Exped Tribe mountain guide who will teach you all the basics.

 

This is the right offer if you want to climb your first ice pillar,

or refine your technique in the climbing crag before tackling a longer and committing tour!

Duration: 1 day

Wo: Furka Gebiet, Schweiz

Wann: July 2021

Price: CHF 190.- p.P.

Date: December to March

Free places left

Adventure ID: 09/202101

Country/Region: CH, UR/SZ/GL/BE

Meeting point: Altdorf, 6460​​​​​​​

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Participants: 4-8 guests

Services: Swiss certified mountain guide, snacks and tea, group material

Requirements: 

No ice climbing experience necessary. 
Generally fit and able to hike at least 1 hour.

Intended Schedule:

 

09:00 

At the meeting point we organize our equipment and make our way to the ice climbing crag. After a short introduction to the axe swinging and climbing technique, we'll get right down to business! We will look for steep and thick icicles where we can improve our moves. Experienced participants can climb lead if they wish. Otherwise we will climb in top rope during this adventure. 

 

12:00

After a short tea and snack break we will change sector and look for new steep icicles to climb. Our mountain guide will teach the necessary techniques to climb alone in safety in the climbing crag after the adventure. End of the adventure at 16:00 approx.

Execution: 

We will confirm if the tour is taking place per e-mail latest:

if it's a weekend tour 1 day before it begins (from 11:00)

if it's a multi day tour 2 days before it begins (from 17:00)

After the tour: 

We'll email you direct links to the photo upload/download and our feedback form

Material

 

Clothing:

  • Hard shell jacket

  • Soft shell or fleece jacket

  • Breathable clothes

  • Beanie, 2x gloves

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun and lip cream

  • Water bottle

  • Ev. camera and power bank

  • Sturdy shoes with hard sole (crampons compatible)

  • Backpack (10-30l)

 

Technical equipment:

  • Helmet

  • Climbing harness

  • Crampons with horizontal tips, if available

  • 2 Ice axes, if available

 

Catering:

  • Snacks: These will be eaten between breakfast and dinner, so pack enough for the days of the tour. Dried fruit, chocolate, cheese, wholemeal bread and energy bars suit well. To avoid your backpack from being too heavy, try not to bring too much food with you.

  • Snacks and tea: included in this tour. As a commitment to animal welfare, we do not offer fish/meat. We still try our best to keep the menu as exciting as possible despite logistical difficulties. Please notify us in advance of any special dietary needs.

 

Covid-19 measures:

  • 100ml disinfectant

  • Protective masks (2 per day)

 

Rental equipment:

  • Helmet, CHF 15.00

  • 2 ice axes, CHF 30.00

  • Crampons with horizontal spikes, CHF 20.00

  • Climbing harness, CHF 20.00

Before the tour:

It is mandatory to read the last information about your tour 1 day before the tour starts (from 11am). We will email you at the mentioned time.

Free places left

On request

Your adventure guide: 

Exped Tribe 

Swiss certified mountain guide

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Any question left?

Not sure if your skills fulfill the requirements above?

I will be happy to help you!

Stefania

travel@expedtribe.com

+41 766 10 10 26

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Worth knowing:

 - The exact ice climbing crag will be defined with the participants depending on weather and ice density, so we can offer a unique ice climbing adventure;

- This adventure is more suitable for beginners, because no ice climbing experience is necessary;

- After this adventure you will be able to apply the necessary techniques to be able to ice climb safely in the climbing crag.