Programmation // Cliniques
ICE CLIMBING WITH WILL GADD
Available in english only
Friday, february 23, 2024
10:00am - 3:00pm
8 places available
Clinic appointment time: 9:30 a.m.
Meeting point: Festiglace site reception (see map)
This specialized training day provides participants with the opportunity to benefit from valuable advice from Will, focusing on refining their current ice climbing techniques. Targeted areas include improving climbing speed, overall movement coordination, and efficiency in gear placement. Seize this unique opportunity to learn from one of the best experts in the field!
Excellent physical condition and prior experience in ice climbing are essential. This workshop is specifically designed for experienced climbers looking to enhance their skills and is not suitable for beginners.
Optional but useful: Micro traxion (or equivalent), Grigri
Please note that the temperature can be very cold and variable. As a result, bring adjustable layers of clothing, from functional T-shirts to intermediate layers of fleece or wool, a down jacket, a GORE-TEX jacket, Softshell pants, GORE-TEX pants, a hat, a pair of thin and warm gloves, and consider bringing a spare pair.
Compatible crampons for mountaineering boots, technical ice climbing crampons, climbing harness, climbing helmet, 2 ice climbing axes (possible to borrow from our partner’s shop), 2 screw-lock carabiners, a belay system like Reverso or similar, a dynamic lanyard, a charged headlamp, and an approximately 30L backpack.
Sun protection (sunglasses, high SPF sunscreen, lip balm), enough food for the clinic duration, and water (at least 2 liters) for a full day in the mountains. It’s also nice to have a hot beverage in a YETI thermos.
Don’t forget your phone or camera to capture beautiful memories of your experience.
$215 per person
*Taxes en sus.
Will Gadd is not just a mountaineer, paraglider, and kayaker; he is a true legend in the field of ice climbing. Renowned for opening numerous new routes worldwide, he has made a significant contribution to the advancement of his sport. Despite his extensive experience, Gadd remains a passionate ice climber.