Ice fall climbing initiation in Argentière la Bessée, Briançonnais

Ice fall climbing initiation in Argentière la Bessée, Briançonnais

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English, French
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 12 y/o
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate 1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    On the central place of Argentière la Bessée
  • Opening seasons:
    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

Activity description

Do you want to discover the mountain differently this winter? Then take your ice peaks and crampons to join your certified guide who will give you all the keys to become an ice climbing expert!

Discover the activity safely with Jody who will create exercises and workshops to train you to the various techniques of climbing icefalls. Roping (rope placed on top), use of technical ice peaks and crampons bases will have no secrets for you, all this on ice structures adapted to your progress.

Whatever your level, even if you have never practiced, it is the whole point of this initiation, learn or review the basics and get familiar with the gear (crampons, ice peaks, belaying, rope manipulation) in the ice environment taking into account the specificities of the icefall structure.

You will evolve on icefall sites suitable for beginners in Fressière, Fournel, La Grave...

Offer Description

You will leave for a whole day icefall climbing initiation from 9 am to 5 pm.

Itinerary

- Meet up at 9am in Argentiere la Bessée to drive up to the ice climbing site
- Short approach walk
- Discovery of technical and security gear and briefing on safety rules
- Practice: workshops, excercises
- Picnic in the mountains
- Resuming activity after a reminder of what you saw in the morning
- Back in Argentiere around 5pm

Activity requirements

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Included
  • Guide hiring for the day
  • Collective / technical and security equipments
Excluded
  • Transfer to the spot
  • Picnic and drinks
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothes & windproof vest
  • Two pairs of gloves
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Your climing equipment if you have some : harness / cords / helmet / crampons / ice picks
Meeting point
On the central place of Argentière la Bessée Get directions

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