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Ice climbing course in Kandersteg (Switzerland) - 3 days

Ice climbing course in Kandersteg (Switzerland) - 3 days
Physical Level 2  
Technical Level 3  
Category Ice Climbing
Number of days : 3
Price : From 1100€
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Ice climbing course in Kandersteg
3 days in Switzerland

Join us for an ice-climbing trip to Kandersteg (1174m), a small alpine village located in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. In winter, this skier’s paradise is also the home of some amazing frozen waterfalls of all grades, easily accessible from the road.

Only 2 hours away from Chamonix by car, it is a great destination for a 3-day ice-climbing course, the perfect stay to discover the treasures of this unique area.

For any further information, feel free to contact Flore: +33 4 50 53 00 88 or by email

 

Day 1: Reviewing cramponing techniques

Meet us at 8H00 in front of Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix. It will be time to get to know each other and review personal ice-climbing equipment, before leaving for Kandersteg. ( 2 hour drive)

It is time to test our climbing skill on the well-known Oeschinenwald.

We spend the night in a mountain inn.

 

Day2: Ice climbing

After heading towards Oeschinensee, we will set our crampons on the frozen waterfalls above the lake, such as Januarloch (grade 5; 375 ft)

Night at the mountain inn

 

Day3: Ice climbing

After 2 warm up days, It is time to move up in grade, and try Pingu (grade 5+, 440 ft), Arbonium (grade 5, 400ft) on Oeschinenwald or even Rattenpissoir (grade 5+,375 ft).

The choice of style and grade is endless and will please all climbing levels.

We return to Chamonix around 17H00.

 

This program can be modified depending on the weather and mountain conditions

PHYSICAL LEVEL   People in a good physical shape.
TECHNICAL LEVEL  This climbing course is aimed at people with some experience in crampon use and ice climbing

ACCOMMODATION
2 nights in a hostel (dormitories) on half board basis (dinner, sleeping and breakfast).

DATES: No collective session. Only with a private guide, dates are up to you and dependind on vacancies.

 

RATE WINTER 2017:

 Number of people

Rate /person

1

1 985 €

2

1 100 €

3

1 400 €

4

1 100 €

 Included in the package:

- Mountain guiding service,

- Technical equipment: crampons, ice axes, harness & helmet

- Take out lunches and daily snacks

- Transportation from Chamonix to Kandersteg and ride back

- Accommodation in Kandersteg in hostel (dormitories) in ½ board basis (2 nights).

 

Not included:

- Personal technical equipment (clothes)

- High mountain boots (rigid soles)

- Accommodations in Chamonix pre & post course

- Lifts tickets if needed

MISCELLANEOUS
Bring some cash money for personal expenses, a Passport or ID card. Repatriation insurance is mandatory. Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.

 

EQUIPMENT :

 - Warm clothes : Polar fleeces, Windbreaker and Waterproof Mountain jacket with a hood, and pants (skiing clothing may be adequate …), Warm underwear,
- Mountain backpack 32 l,
- Water bottle,
- Head lamp,
- Sunscreen lotion,
- Altitude sunglasses are recommended
- High mountain boots, crampons  (you can rent them in a local sportshop)

 

INSURANCE : A repatriation/travel insurance is mandatory.

 

For any further information, feel free to contact Flore: +33 4 50 53 00 88 or by email.

If you are already a group, do not hesitate to contact us  !

Number of people

Price per person

1

1 985 €

2

1 100 €

3

1 400 €

4

1 100 €

MAISON DE LA MONTAGNE

190 place de l'Eglise
F 74400 CHAMONIX

+33 (0)4 50 53 00 88
info@chamonix-guides.com