Ice climbing level -1 Training

Ice climbing level -1 Training

Training Curriculum includes:

  • Ice climbing movement skills
  • Snow and ice anchor selection, construction, and equalization
  • Anchor station management
  • Ice climbing and crampon usage techniques
  • Ice protection
  • Rope management
  • Rappelling and belaying in an alpine setting
  • Multi-pitch climbing techniques
  • Hazard assessment including: discussion of objective vs. subjective hazards, assessment of avalanche danger, rock and ice fall dangers
  • Discussions include proper clothing and ice climbing equipment for survival in an alpine setting, efficient, competent and self-dependent climbing techniques, and Leave No Trace ethics.

QUALIFICATIONS: Students should know basic climbing skills such as belaying, rappelling and tie-in knots or must had participated in Basic or Advance Mountaineering Courses conducted by Nepal Mountaineering Instructors Association- NMIA  or Nepal Mountaineering Association- NMA or equivalent.

The training is designed for  people with little or no experience on technical waterfall ice climbing. This course is an excellent option for people who aspire to improve their technical climbing skills for steeper snow or ice route with multi peaks above 6000 masl.

Although conducting this kind of course is quite expensive financially, even so there is high demand of this kind of training in tourism industry. According to the previous incidents records, we definitely need to set up the qualified National responsible professional climbers as soon as possible with affiliation of related Government and non-government organization.

Affiliated with

Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation (NATHM)Yves Pollet Villard Fondation of FranceEmbassy of French RepublicNepal Mountaineering AssociationEcole Nationale de Ski et d'AlpinismeGendarmerie of FranceIFREMMONT of FranceNepal National Mountaineering Guide Association (NNMGA)