ice climbing course
level 1

information
information

You will set a foundation for ice climbing with this course. Constructing your own toprope station, as well as the handling of the ice climbing equipment are the main goals of this course. Individually adapted exercises train the technique, which ultimately makes a good ice climber. The setting of ice screws and the construction of the stand are also part of the programme. With the professional team of the iceGuides, all state-certified mountain and ski guides, you can be sure to be in safe hands! Apart from a big portion of good mood and motivation, no preconditions have to be fulfilled for this course, as the Ice Park East Tyrol offers the best suitable place to be introduced to the matter of ice, stress-free!

We offer our level 1 course on each Thursday/Friday and Saturday/Sunday. The Ice Park East Tyrol can become very crowded over the weekends, that's why we recommend Thursday/Friday. Many participants combine level 1 with the subsequent 2-day course of level 2 - lead climbing.

If the dates given by us are not possible, we can of course offer the same programme on other dates!

 

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SKILLS after the end of the course

  • ice climbing equipment and clothing
  • nodes, backup devices and how to use them
  • securing, descending and abseiling
  • correct setting of ice screws
  • stand construction
  • ice climbing technique up to WI4
  • material care

ratio

1:4

degree of difficulty

1

price from

 

€ 176,00 price list

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images
dates
dates

Dates

schedule
schedule

schedule

day 1

  • meeting point in the Matrei Tauernhaus at 8:30 am
  • check of the equipment and adjust the crampons
  • access to the ice park (approx. 20 min.)
  • knots, equipment theory
  • First steps on ice - how to use crampons? The basis for gaining trust!
  • danger perception and safety precautions
  • top rope climbing and descending
  • general climbing techniques
  • material care

day 2

  • warm-up with climbing
  • introduction to steep ice climbing techniques
  • climbing, climbing, climbing! You will be surprised what you can climb with the right technique and equipment!
  • introduction to setting and removing ice screws
  • introduction to stand construction and dismantling
  • after-talk and course completion around 4 pm
location
location

location / meeting point / how to get there


The Level 1 - Climbing Course takes place in the Ice Park East Tyrol (if otherwise it will be announced at registration). Meeting point is the Matrei Tauernhaus.

In order to keep the prices manageable, the individual course participants are responsible for the journey to the destination and necessary drives during the course. On top of that, it allows you to be flexible and to undertake further activities, such as ski tours in East Tyrol.

    sleeping / food

    Accommodation and food are not included in the price. However, in addition to the ideal base for the East Tyrolean Ice Park, the Matrei Tauernhaus, there are plenty of accommodation options in Matrei or other places in East Tyrol. We recommend you book the accommodation early enough, as especially in the high season (Christmas, February - March), places are often fully booked.

     

    The tourist information office Matrei in East Tyrol is at your disposal for further information.

    www.matreiosttirol.com/service/oeffnungszeiten/

    Lastly, do not forget a snack (e.g. sweets, power bars, etc.) and liquid for the day. We recommend to bring warm drinks in a thermos.

     

    You can reach the The Ice Park East Tyrol and the Matrei Tauernhaus in:

    • 30 min. from Lienz (35 km)
    • 50 min. from Kitzbühel (55 km)
    • 50 min. from Zell am See (50 km)
    • 1.5 h from Spittal an der Drau (110 km)
    • 2 h from Salzburg (150 km)
    • 2 h from Innsbruck (145 km)
    • 2.5 h from Munich / Germany (180 km)
    • 3.5 h from Graz (320 km)
    • 4 h from Nuremberg / Germany (450 km)
    • 4.5 h from Vienna (445 km)

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    Edenweg 15a

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    Eispark Osttirol

    Eispark Osttirol

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    Tauer 22

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    Matrei

    Felbertauernstüberl

    Felbertauernstüberl

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    Kaltenhaus 24

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    9971

    Matrei in Osttirol

    Hotel Hinteregger

    Hotel Hinteregger

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    Hintermarkt 4

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    9971

    Matrei in Osttirol

    Hotel Outside

    Hotel Outside

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    Virgener-Straße 3

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    Matrei in Osttirol

    Landerl

    Landerl

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    Nr. 38

    9971 Huben

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    Huben

    Matreier Tauernhaus

    Matreier Tauernhaus

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    Tauer 22

    9971 Matrei in Osttirol

    9971

    Matrei in Osttirol

    apparel and equipment list

    Technical material is included in the price.

    Since we do not climb constantly, there can be "standing times" in cold temperatures, so make sure to bring along enough warm clothes - one cools down quite quickly!

    We recommend you bring light clothing of varying thickness to achieve an "onion system" for greater comfort. Cotton is not suitable as it quickly becomes cold upon getting wet. Skiing apparel, however, works well. Our recommendation: warm merino underwear and a fast warming down jacket.

    We recommend:

    • long underwear (bottom and top), synthetic, merino or wool
    • warm pants (lined or fleece)
    • warm fleece or long sleeve shirt (not cotton)
    • lined jacket or vest, preferably down jacket
    • waterproof jacket with hood (Gore-Tex or nylon)
    • waterproof pants (Gore-Tex or nylon)
    • socks (merino or ski socks)
    • woolen cap or lined cap that protects your ears and fits under a helmet
    • waterproof climbing gloves (2 pairs)
    • solid mountain boots (in exceptional cases ski boots are also possible)
    • gaiters if necessary
    • Buff (neck protection)
    • a minimum 25 litre backpack (space for clothing, snacks, drinks, climbing equipment)
    • sun protection (glasses and cream)
    • thermos or water bottle (already full!!!!)
    • camera
    • personal medicine

    If you want to take your own technical material with you: (otherwise rental equipment included in the price)

    • crampons: must fit the shoes and be easily adjustable, with vertical front teeth
    • climbing harness: always with adjustable leg loops
    • climbing helmet
    • ice axe: steep ice axe
    • screw carabines
    • backup device: reverso, ATC or similar
    legal information
    legal-info

    details & insurance

    INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

    • guidance and instruction by state-certified mountain and ski guides
    • group equipment (ropes, ice screws, etc.)
    • climbing harness, helmet, ice tools and crampons
    • expenses of the mountain guide

    NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

    • travel to destination
    • drive to the respective ice climbing area or icefall
    • accommodation costs before, during or after the courses
    • travel expenses for the mountain guide
    • accommodation for the mountain guide (for tours of 2 days or more)
    • travel and cancellation insurance
    • personal climbing apparel
    • tip

    REGISTRATION AND GTCs

    Registration in advance is required for this course. You can call our office or register by e-mail.

    All participants must read and sign our general terms and conditions.

    You may register online here:

     

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    LEVEL1