Main goal:

  •  To learn the basic techniques to perform in lead climbing on ice falls autonomously and safely.

    Subject matter:

  • Get to know the equipment
  • Planning the climb, grades of the ice routes
  • Climbing physics (fall factor, shock force...)
  • Rope knots
  • Anchoring and securing on ice
  • Ice axe traction technique
  • Lead ice climbing
  • Ice climbing belays
  • Abseils
  • 35l. backpack
  • Cramponable mountaineering boots
  • Technical ice axes and crampons
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Primaloft
  • Thermal t-shirt
  • Gore-Tex pants
  • Softshell mountain pants
  • Buff
  • Hat
  • Gloves + spare gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream 50+
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Climbing landyard
  • Belaying device
  • 2 screw-locker carabiners
  • 120 and 240cm slings
  • Water and food
  • For the outdoor activity that you plan to be successful it is very important that it accommodates to your level, both physical and technical. Here we present some guidelines so that you can get an idea of what your level is according to the programs we propose. However, we recommend reaching to us so we can help you personally and adapt the program to your conditions.


    Alpinism & Climbing


    • Technical Level

    • 1 - None or very little experience in mountaineering. Use of crampons once or never. Big expertise in trekking. Able to walk on different terrains (snow or rock) with easy climbs. Ascents rank as "F".
    • 2 - Mid-experience in mountaineering. Frequent climbs using ice axes and crampons in steep terrain. Knowledge of using ropes for belaying. Progression in alpine glaciers. Moderate expertise in climbing and progression in ridges. Ascents rank as "PD".
    • 3 - High experience in mountaineering who has made alpine ascents and multi pitch trad climbs up to the IVth or Vth grades. Able to use self-protection tools (friends, stoppers, ice screws), install a belay, abseil. Also experienced in heights over 4000m. Practice mountaineering often. Use of crampons and ice axes on slopes of ice or snow of more than 50º. Ascent rank as "D".

    • Fitness Level

    • 1 - Being able to walk in the mountains for 3 to 4 hours gaining 800 meters of altitude with a lightweight backpack of about 5 kg.
    • 2 - Walk along itineraries in the mountains for 4 to 6 hours gaining 1000 meters of altitude with an 8 kg backpack.
    • 3 - Able to make mountain itineraries for more than 8 hours and ascending 1500 meters or more, loaded with a backpack of 10 kg.

    Next Dates :

    Winter, depending on conditions


    Are you curious about ice climbing? If you have experienced rock climbing or alpinism, to ascend by waterfalls of ice water with the help of ice axes and crampons can be the emotion that you are waiting for! Really intense and rewarding!

    At the end of this course you will leave with all the assets to enjoy the beauty of ice climbing.

    LEVELS :



    logo tuc