Introduction to ice climbing, 4-day course in Nevados de Sollipulli (Chile)

If you want to improve your skills and conquer the most incredible ice walls of the world, you should first participate in this 4-day introductory ice climbing course in Nevados de Sollipulli. Your instructor will be Eduardo, a local IFMGA certified mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Feb

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    In the winter, the ice-filled craters of the magnificent Nevados de Sollipulli become one big, icy adventure. Discover ice climbing for the first time during this 4-day introductory course. I have designed this course specifically for those who are new to this fascinating, wintertime activity.

    During this course, you will acquire the skills you’ll need to get started and continue ice climbing independently.

    What can you expect to learn in this course? We will cover the following topics during our days together in Nevados de Sollipulli.

    • How to use ice axes and crampons on frozen waterfalls
    • Non-verbal communication during ascents, descents and crossings 
    • Correct use of ice climbing tools
    • Anchor types and usage, screw placement
    • Equipment and technical material
    • Environment awareness 
    • Techniques for descending and rappelling
    • Safety 

    The ice-filled Nevados de Sollipulli, located in the Araucanía Region of Chile, is the ideal location for this entry-level course.

    While no previous ice climbing experience is necessary, you do first need to pass this Mountaineering Course or prove equivalent knowledge. You will also need to have a good level of physical fitness in order to participate.

    If you plan to join me, I recommend packing the following gear:

    • Waterproof shoes and socks
    • Proper outdoor clothing, including a waterproof jacket and pants
    • Helmet, harness and safety carabiner
    • Crampons and piolets

    I will send you with a detailed packing list once you confirm your spot. If you do not have the proper ice climbing gear, not to worry. You will be able to rent anything you need locally.

    Please get in touch with me if you are ready to try ice climbing and join us in Nevados de Sollipulli this winter!  

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    360 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Permit and entrance fees
     This is the price per person to join one of my group tours. For private tours, please contact me directly for more information.
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Pucón

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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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