• Trip duration
    2 days
  • Trip level
    Easy
  • Max people per guide
    1 person
  • Mountain range
    Pyrenees
  • Best period
    Feb

Description

I am happy to offer you this ice climbing initiation course in the Pyrenees-Bielsa region! 

Welcome to a course where you will learn the ice climbing basic techniques of progression and safety. I will teach you how to ascend by frozen waterfalls with the technique of piolet traction.

This initiation course takes place in the region of the Pyrenees-Bielsa. It’s perfect for people who want to venture into the world of vertical and mixed ice. Moreover, you won’t need any prior experience. Having a basic fitness condition is more than enough.

When winter comes to the Pyrenees-Bielsa region it’s time to sharpen the piolet! The most amazing waterfalls that during the year go down noisily, in winter they get frozen and allow us to climb them.

By the end of the course you will be able to climb a one-way ice path with autonomy. And of course, I will be there to help you achieve it!

Here you can see the content of the course, in which you will learn:

  • Use of technical equipment and clothing;
  • Progression techniques with piolet, ice axes and crampons;
  • Types of crampons; 
  • Adapting strategies and tactics to each activity;
  • Rope and safety chain;
  • Knots, anchoring and assembly of ice unions;
  • Rappelling and how to abandon an ice path;
  • Sharpening of piolets and crampons.

So, contact me for further information or if you want to enroll in the course. I have no doubt that the Pyrenees-Bielsa is the perfect area to practice this fascinating activity!

Price per person

1 Person160EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
  • Personal Insurance

Other details

More info

Let me share a list of the necessary material you must bring with you:

Winter Mountain Clothing (thermal underwear, 2 pairs of socks, polar fleece or similar jacket and pants);
Cap;
2 pairs of gloves;
Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm;
Leggings;
Mountain boots;
30-40 liters backpack
Some mountain snacks (bars, cheese, sausage, chocolate)
Crampons;
Piolets;
Helmet:
2 safety carabiners;
5 meters of rope (6 mm).