Ice climbing in Iceland with IFMGA certified Icelandic mountain guide

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Ice climbing course in Iceland

Ice climbing course in IcelandIce climbing basics is intended for those that want to try this great sport or those that already have a bit of experience but would like to advance their skills with the help of a professional. The main focus of this course is to coach participants on movement skills, anchor building and general technique. At the end of the course participants should be able to safely put up top roping anchors in ice and have basic understanding of ice climbing technique and safety

Length of trip: One evening and one day 
Dates: All year
Price: 250.- EUR per person  (Minimum 2 participants)
 
The duration of the ice climbing course is one evening session and one day in the field on either frozen waterfalls or a glacier. The evening session is intended to prepare the participants for the field day by introducing them to the equipment, safety procedures and techniques. Equipment plays an important role in ice climbing and we spend quite some time going over the different tools and gadgets required to climb ice. Ice climbing is not a risk free sport and therefore it is extremely important to go over and discuss all the objective hazards associated with the sport so that during the field day we can put that knowledge into practice. We will also go over climbing technique, ropes, knots and all the basics of ice climbing. Our field day is dedicated to movement on ice, anchor building and furthering our awareness of safety issues and emergency procedures. 
 
Included in price:
 
- The services of a mountain guide for the duration of the course
- Use of emergency equipment and communications
 
Not included in price:
 
- Equipment rental
- Transportation
- Food and Lodging
- Personal accident insurance
- Gratuities
 
Equipment list for Basic Ice:
 
- Wind and waterproof shell jacket (Gore Tex or equivalent)
- Wind and waterproof pants (Gore Tex or equivalent)
- Base layer (wool or synthetic)
- Pants (Soft shell, fleece)
- Jacket (Soft shell, fleece)
- Down or fiber jacket
- Hat or balaclava
- Gloves (2 pairs)
- Boots (Stiff climbing boots will function better than regular)
- Backpack 30-45 liters
- Thermos or water bottle
- Lunch
- Small first aid kit with personal gear
- Camera
- Headlamp
- Ice axes (1 pair for each 2 participants)
- Crampons that fit your boots
- Helmet
- Harness
- 2 locking carabiners
- Prusik cord 1.5m 6-7mm
- Belay tool (Plate, Reverso, tube)
- 1 double length sling
 
Most of the technical equipment can be rented from Bergmenn Mountain Guides if required. Please contact us for prices and availability.
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Bergmenn Mountain Guides

Box 88 - 620 Dalvík
ICELAND
Tel +354 858 3000
info@bergmenn.com 

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