People per Guide
Type of Trip
The High Tatras mountains are a stunning collection of peaks spread across the border between Slovakia and Poland. And on this ice climbing course trip we will focus on the lower levels of the mountains and climb on one of the several amazing ice walls found throughout the range.
Since this trip is an ice climbing course, it is open to all people who would like to learn how to properly and safely ice climb. You do not have to be an expert to participate in this course, but you should be in good enough physical condition to climb freely.
We will cover many things on this trip, including basic techniques of how to move on the ice and the proper way to use cats. We will also cover rope work. This will involve knots, rope attachment, cooperative assurance techniques, top ropes, harnessing and rope removal. We will go over lock technology as well, including sequential locks and stationary locks. Finally, I will teach you about proper rescue techniques, including basics of first aid, rescue after falling, wounding, and basic treatment.
That may seem like a lot to cover in just one day. However, everything I will teach you will be invaluable for any future ice climbing adventures you may have. Furthermore, because this course takes place in the stunning Tatras mountains, you will also get to enjoy some truly spectacular views as you learn.
So send me a request, and let me teach all I can about the necessary skills for safe ice climbing. Hence allowing you to properly enjoy this absolutely thrilling sport whenever the opportunity to do so arises.
I also lead several mountain climbing expeditions in the Tatras mountains as well, including this trip to the summit of Lomnicky peak.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
The equipment needed for this course includes: sturdy shoes with the option of attaching cats, ice guns, ice rays, expresses, rope, seat, hamster, HMS carbines, flat sling, sliding sling, headlight with spare batteries, suitable outfit for ice climbing in the mountains.
About the Guide
I am a fully IFMGA-certified mountain guide. I'm an experienced climber, skier and traveler mostly living in Slovakia’s High Tatras and Canada’s western provinces. My passion for learning and exploring constantly leads me to travel around the world. My expeditions vary greatly as my interests do, but they mostly include ski mountaineering, alpine climbing, mountain biking and trekking.
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