Instructor: Bia Boucinhas, Scott Blackford Scheele
Description: Getting access to the mountains in NZ normally involves moraine and hard ice travel. Knowing how to navigate in open crevassed areas in hard ice glaciated terrain safely and how to do a peer and self-rescue are important skills to have in mountaineering. Sometimes later in the summer season, climbing glacial ice might be part of the journey. Most of these skills are transferrable to technical routes in the higher mountains. During your mountaineering trip, you might have to camp on hard ice or moraine, so learning how to set up tents in these areas are another valuable skill to have.
Purpose: To provide a consolidation on the Level 1 Hard Ice course, including lots of climbing in different terrain. To learn how to lead ice on hard ice terrain, ice anchors and to learn crevasse rescue practices. To learn how to camp on hard ice terrain.
Pre-requisites: Snow craft 1 or equivalent experience. Experienced with crampons on moderate terrain. Basic belay and abseiling techniques. Knots: figure-8, alpine butterfly, clove/italian hitch, munter mule, double fisherman – https://www.animatedknots.com/climbing-knots
Venue: Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
Accommodation: Wyn Irwin lodge, glacier camping
Cost: $350 per person including 3 full mountains days, 1 night at Wyn Irwin Lodge
Date: October 1-4. Arrive at Wyn Irwin Lodge Friday (October 1st) night by 8pm, finish Monday late afternoon.
Course full? Sign up to the Waiting List and you will be notified if there are drop outs.
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