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Advanced ice climbing course in Yerba Loca

Come climb the icefalls of Yerba Loca during this 4-day ice climbing course for advanced climbers, with IFMGA-certified mountain guide Eduardo.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodJul
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Yerba Loca has alpine routes of several lengths that any ice climber wants to enjoy. Some of them are the Chilean icefalls of the Marmolejo, San José or El Plomo. Although they are technical routes you can learn how to face them in a safe way. All you have to do is joining me on this 4-day course in Yerba Loca.

The main goal of the course is giving you the basic ice climbing progression and safety techniques, in order you get the autonomy and confidence needed for ascents of Grade 4. As you may know, they are really necessary to cope with multi-pitch ascensions in a safe way.

You can check below the content of the course and the techniques you will learn during this 4-day course in Yerba Loca:

  • How to use piolets and crampons-Techniques on vertical ice
  • Gestural techniques of ice climbing progression: ascent, descent and crossing
  • Optimization in the use of tools
  • How to read the environmental conditions (Ice and different scenarios)
  • Types of anchors and screws and their placement
  • Equipment and material
  • Safety regarding objective dangers and anchors
  • Decision making based on environmental conditions
  • Descent and rappeling techniques
  • Safety during progression in rope

Please keep in mind that you will need some prior ice climbing experience to join this course. You need to know the basic maneuvers of rock climbing and the basic techniques of progression with crampons and ice axes. Also, you need previous winter mountaineering practice. That is why I always recommend to take my basic ice climbing course first. A good fitness level is also mandatory.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience for yourself everything Yerba Loca has to offer! Check the date below and book  your trip! These 4 days ice climbing in Chile will be an experience you won’t easily forget. 


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Equipment: Waterproof or plastic leather shoes, waterproof pants and jacket, clothing and camping equipment according to the activity. Helmet, harness, belay device with safety carabiner, self-insurance tape with safety carabiner, crampons and technical axes (lease will be provided), rope. *A detailed list of the equipment will be sent to the participants a week before the course.



About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile.

Trekking, rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry ski courses as well as guiding, expeditions and ascent to the most famous volcanoes in Chile.

You can enjoy a multi-sport trip and why not also a deserved relax in hot springs as Termas Geometricas and all this in the loneliness of many of the places where we are going to travel. An invaluable treasure to your hand thanks to Volcanes del Sur Expediciones.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1658 each

Group of 2

USD 829 each

Group of 3

USD 553 each

Group of 4

USD 415 each

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- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include: transport, food costs and Yerba Loca entrance fee.

The price per person is 253.000 CLP

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