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Type of Trip
One of the many great things about Iceland is that we can find ice climbing terrain all year round. I designed this 1.5-day ice climbing course to learn in the fantastic Icelandic setting.
Whether you want to attempt ice climbing for the first time or if you already have some experience, this is a great opportunity.
My main focus during the course will be to coach you on general technique, anchor building and movement skills. The goal is for you to become independent at putting top roping anchors on ice. Besides, you will of course learn the basics of technique and safety.
The course runs during one evening and one day. During the evening I will prepare you for the next day regarding equipment, techniques and safety procedures. The equipment is in fact very important in ice climbing. Thus we will take the time to cover this topic in detail.
Then the following day is on the field! We will either go to frozen waterfalls or to a glacier. During this day we will learn how to move on the ice and anchor building. Furthermore, we will continue learning about safety on ice.
Ice climbing has some risks, it’s therefore very important to take it seriously and learn the technique and safety procedures properly. This course is a great chance to do so!
Interested in learning the basics of ice climbing? Then don’t hesitate to send me a request for this course in Iceland. Being safe is extremely important, which is why I also recommend this avalanche training course.
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.
Minimum group size: 2 people
Equipment for basic ice: wind and waterproof shell jacket, wind and waterproof pants, base layer, pants, jacket, down or fiber jacket, hat or balaclava, gloves, boots, backpack (30-45L), water bottle or thermos, lunch, small first aid kit, camera, headlamp, ice axes, crampons, helmet, harness, 2 locking carabiners, prusik cord, belay tool, double length sling.
You can rent most of the technical equipment with me, please contact me for more information.
About the Guide
I'm Iceland's first and only IFMGA internationally certified mountain guide. I'm a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides ACMG with whom I finished my certification. I have climbed and skied extensively all over the world, and I lived and worked in both the European Alps and the mountains of Western Canada.
I have brought this wealth of diverse experiences to Iceland and the Arctic North where I have to my name over a hundred first ascents and descents in Iceland and Greenland.
My love of the mountains grew from an early age working as a shepherd on my grandparent's farm on the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland. Or maybe it had something to do with my name, which in English would translate directly to Glacier Mountain man.
If you want to discover this beautiful country, please get in touch with me and let's leave together for incredible adventure!