Winter - Advanced Mountaineering Techniques
- Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
- Product code: AdvMtn
(This course is only available in Winter through the month of August.)
"Excellent! The guides were genuine and very knowledgeable. I learnt so much to equip me for future trips and was able to ask many crucial questions about mountaineering. They were also very adaptable to the group and tailored our experience to desired outcomes and the weather. Worth the cost to learn the skills properly. Also the ice climbing was one of the best things I've ever done."
Cassie D - TripAdvisor review August 2017
The Advanced Mountaineering Course is the ideal training programme for climbers with previous experience who wish to improve and advance their skills in modern alpinism. This course is the most advanced course of its type in Australia!
Our instructors will meet you at Jindabyne and from here we will depart for our high mountain basecamp. Over the next five days your instructors will teach you advanced techniques and select quality alpine routes to test and improve your alpine climbing skills. Many talk in awe of the fabled Blue Lake “Water Ice” - we won’t just be talking about it, we’ll be climbing lots of it (weather permitting). Through extensive experience our instructors know where and when to find the best ice conditions and they will ensure that you get to climb it to the fullest!
For additional information please contact our office.
This course will teach you the skills required to:
- Prepare for advanced alpine expeditions
- Handle ropes and use advanced rope systems
- Build complex snow anchors
- Perform complex rescues
- Belay both a second or a lead climber
- Communicate clearly with your climbing partner
- Fit and use crampons for snow travel & ice climbing
- Ascend & Descend using crampons and ice axes
- Arrest a fall with an ice axe
- Assess avalanche risks
- Use avalanche beacons and snow probes
- Prepare improvised snow shelters
- Assess complex hazards in a vertical environment
- Moderate Fitness
- Previous alpine experience
- Previous climbing experience
- Australia's most experienced Adventure Guiding & Outdoor Training Specialists
- Nationally Qualified & Highly Experienced Guides
- All Technical Equipment
- Delicious & Nutritious Food for the duration of the expedition
- Transport from Jindabyne to our alpine base camp & return
We provide all specialist personal and group abseiling equipment including harnesses, helmets, etc.
After we process your booking an information sheet detailing specific equipment and dress requirements will be sent to you.
Lunch is also provided on this adventure- Please be sure to inform us on your booking form if you have any special dietary requirements!
If you do not receive an immediate booking confirmation you may be the opening booking for this activity, our office will contact you shortly to confirm your booking.