Guided Ice Climbing Package 2

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Price: £995

Guide to student ratio 1:2

Number of guided days: 5

Included in the Price: 7 nights accomodation at Casa Alfredino in Col di Rocca, 5days guiding by Manfred Stuffer an IFMGA from the Catores guides school, a 25 euro meal at La Tirolese in Sottoguda on the first night of your stay. Use of all the house facilities, including unlimited Wifi, access to our drying room and washing machine, bedding and a beginning and end of stay clean. Accomodation can be in any of our apartments according to availability and is based on room sharing. Technical climbing equipment can also be included upon request and this must be clearly indicated by you at least one week prior to arrival so it can be reserved and brought by your guide from their base.

Package 2 is great for experienced mountaineers who want to become competent cascade ice climbers. Designed so as to give this sort of climber the opportunity to get to grips with the different level of technicality, the change in equipment required and the methods of retreat which are seldom used in the UK but which are essential here.

Our guide will tailor the days to suit your needs to ensure that you get the most from your holiday and set you up to climb autonomously.

A sample itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Casa Alfredino after 1pm and settle in. Meet with your guide at 7pm for dinner at La Tirolese in Sottoguda to discuss plans for the next day.

Day 2: Climb in the Serrai di Sottoguda, covering basic movment skills.

Day 3: Climb in the Serai di Sottoguda, covering proection methods, belay construction and retreat methods.

Day 4-6: Guided climbing to consolidate on Days 1-2 in a larger and more remote location e.g. Val Corpassa, Val di Gares, on Marmolada or in Alta Badia

Day 7: Depart Casa Alfreedino by 11am

Climber level preferred: Should know how put on a harness, tie in and belay autonomously. As you’ll be climbing for 5 days, you should have a good level of fitness and experience using crampons is an advantage. Can second a UIAA V+, HVS, 5.8+, F6a rock climb without trouble.

Price is per person, please add quantity two as the cost is based on an occupancy of 2.

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