Ice Climbing

Alaska Ice climbing

Alaska Ice climbing


(1 – 5 days) These courses are designed to give participants a hands-on introduction to ice climbing. Building solid climbing skills and confident climbers is the main focus. The courses are conducted in the heavily glaciated mountains surrounding Haines. This is ideal terrain to practice and hone climbing skills amidst a spectacular alpine backdrop! A partial list of the climbing…


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Ice climbing Utah

Ice climbing Utah


Ice Climbing Scheduled Courses Climber on Stairway to Heaven Photo by Andrew Burr Private Guiding & Instruction - Ice Climbing Guides are available daily. At least a few days notice is appreciated. POPULAR ROUTES INCLUDE: The Great White Icicle, WI 3-4, 650’ (Little Cottonwood Canyon) $349 for one person plus $133 for each additional person, plus tax. (max 2 clients…


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Ice Mountain climbing

Ice Mountain climbing


As fall turns into winter, North Carolina’s mountains provide snow and ice that’s perfect for skiing, snow tubing, ice skating and sledding. But if you’re looking for something more daring and adventurous, we also provide something you might not expect: ice climbing. In fact, some consider North Carolina to be the leading ice climbing destination in the South. Recreational…


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Ice climbing Ropes

Ice climbing Ropes


Credit: Jack Cramer > The specs on a selection of bargain ropes, circa 1. Note how heavy and thick they were, and how cheap! During the foundational years of climbing, a 50 meter rope was the standard. The weight of a rack then composed of oval carabiners and chrome-moly pitons limited the amount of protection that could be carried and, accordingly, the sensible length…


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Ice climbing Harness

Ice climbing Harness


By now, you probably know about a number of activities that can be done in Michigan during the wintertime – skiing, snowboarding, tubing, etc. Another lesser known activity to add to the list is ice climbing. With ice climbing being one of the activities featured in the Pure Michigan winter video series, we spoke with adventurer Lisa Nowak on what ice climbing in Michigan is…


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Training for Ice climbing

Training for Ice climbing


The leaves are changing, the temps are dropping, and summer projects are being ticked. After months of hot weather, time at the beach, and beers on the back deck, winter lines have begun to encroach our daily thoughts. Dipping our hands into chalk bags will soon become sharpening our picks and readying ourselves to climb in sub-zero conditions. No more shirts-off climbing—time…


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Gloves for Ice climbing

Gloves for Ice climbing


I love being warm, and not to brag, but I m really good at it. Hot springs, woodstoves, tropical beaches, and Bikram yoga are just a few of my favorite things. So it always comes as a surprise to people that I m an ice climber and have dreams of arctic exploration. But like many women, I can be cold any time and would be content in an 8, -meter suit on almost any day of the…


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Ice climbing techniques

Ice climbing techniques


The Four Elements of Ice Climbing Technique The core technique used for climbing steep ice is called front pointing. There are four main elements used in this core ice climbing movement technique. Combined together they allow the climber to move efficiently up their chosen ice climb. Placing crampons Placing tools Centre of Mass (body position) Weight Transfer All the elements…


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Ice climbing Vermont

Ice climbing Vermont


Come winter, the spidery fractures of Vermont’s schist spin a web of ice delights that will capture any ice aficionado. While the choices are extensive, fortunately whatever locale you settle on, you’ll find yourself surrounded by unsurpassed, stark, and serene winter vistas. Locales like Smugglers Notch offer easy access for the winter weekend traveler looking to mix snow…


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Michigan Ice climbing

Michigan Ice climbing


Ice climbing is “on the rise” so to speak. It is becoming one of the newest and most popular sports here in the Munising area. Our multitude of great waterfalls and porous sandstone cliffs in which the water seeps through make this sport possible. Towards the end of December the ice has formed along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Island and our various waterfalls…


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