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Guiding privé & Instruction

Bespoke Guiding & Instruction From Ice Factor

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Avoir une route très spécifique ou jour à l'esprit? Parfait! Depuis plus d'une décennie Ice Factor a fourni sur mesure Guiding privé et l'instruction sur les routes rock, l'escalade sur glace et les routes d'hiver, lieux spéciaux et les expéditions à distance GCRC.

We understand many climbers don’t have the time to commit to a full course. Equally there are those who finish a refresher course and want to get their teeth into more challenging ground. Private Guiding gives you the flexibility to add days, work around your diary and focus purely on your requirements.

Many students opt for the weekend refresher course, followed by 2 days of private guiding. This gives you a thorough refresher/ understanding of the essential safety issues, whilst the remainder is focused utterly on your personal wish list. Private guiding with the Ice Factor allows you to pick and choose the days/dates and course objectives.

For many, this is simply extending the Long Weekend Introductory Courses, for others it’s a single day with a single objectivee.g Traverse of the Aonach Eagach RidgeII/III.

With the burgeoning growth in winter climbing, we increasingly get requests from university and Mountaineering Clubs, looking for a specific set of objectives at a date to suitthis may be training new club members, before joining a wider group on a challenging traverse, or a very specific itinerary.

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What To Expect

Typical Programme:

journée 1

The course beings at 6pm on Friday evening with a course briefing. This is an essential element of the course to provide the information for the week ahead. An instructor will discuss equipment for the following day, issue hire kit, and after dinner there will be a short presentation on the mountain environment in winter.

journée 2

Your introduction to the Scottish Winter Mountains! We will focus on the use of crampons & the ice axe, and moving on steep ground. Practice of preventing slips and falls then Ice Axe Arrests. During the day we will look at practical assessment of avalanche risk and avoidance techniques.

journée 3+

Subject to weather and prevailing conditions, your choice!

Is there a route that you have always wanted to bag? A ridge that you’ve always fancied tackling, a steep ice route that you want some extra comfort on. The choice is yours, the programme is yours.

We don’t forget that days off are precious and whilst the focus must always be on safety and skills transfer, the fun and social aspect are important too. Many of our clients have come year after year, and made many new friends as a result of an Ice Factor course.

Core Skills

The Course Covers:

  • Winter Safety
  • Equipment for mountaineers
  • Navigation skills
  • Appraisal of avalanche risk
  • Refresher of any prior skills
  • Boots & Crampon technique
  • Ice Axe Arrests
  • Security on Steep
  • Ground Rope Work
  • Belay Construction
  • Use of Snow Anchors
  • Emergency Snow Shelters

Enseignement, Coaching and Development

Instruction, Coaching et le développement sont fournis par Ice Factor Ltd.

Nos objectifs sont les suivants;

  • Fournir la formation et les frais de scolarité au public en ce qui concerne les sports de montagne, y compris l'alpinisme, escalade sur glace, escalade, la randonnée et autres sports de montagne affiliés.
  • Pour favoriser et de développer au sein du public, compétences en matière de sports de montagne
  • Promouvoir la sécurité et la sensibilisation des milieux de montagne au public
  • Fournir une éducation au public en ce qui concerne les sports de montagne

Combien ça coûte?

Des prix
journée(s) 1st Person Add more people
One £185 per day £ 20pp
Two £165 per day £ 20pp
Three+ £150 per day £ 20pp

* Instructor/ Pupil ratio is 1:6

Sign Me Up!

The first step is to contact the Ice Factor and ask for a call back from one our experienced guides. They will discuss in detail your preferences and expectations and provide a course structure and itinerary to suit your specific needs.

Simply complete the enquiry form below or call 01855 831 100 aujourd'hui!