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Ice climbing

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Ice climbing
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Ice climbing
Ice climbing
Ice climbing
Ice climbing
Ice climbing
Ice climbing

Ice climbing:  

THE EXPERIENCE:

This experience is the perfect taster for this exciting new sport, it gives you all the thrills of ice climbing with security, equipment and the knowledge an experienced alpine guide.
Scaling the ice cascades appears mysterious but this is one of the fastest growing new adrenaline sports. Step by step blow after blow as you climb up the wall of ice you will become more and more amazed at the beauty, colours and glares of this ephemeral element.

 

IMPORTANT:

This is an extreme sport that is physically demanding therefore you must be physically fit. The experience is prohibited for epileptics, pregnant women and those suffering from fainting or mental problems.

 

ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS:

Since that particular extreme atmospheric conditions can influence the carrying out of the experience, it is necessary to call the centre on the morning in order to ensure the conditions are suitable. In case of cancellation of the experience due to bad weather the centre will book you another date.
 

DURATION:

The duration changes from locality to locality. Usually the activity lasts from one to two hours.
 

NUMBERS:

A maximum of 2 persons.

 

ADVISED CLOTHING:

We advised you to wear warm and impermeable clothing, adapted to the low temperatures. You are advised to contact the centre regarding the necessity to rent spacial clothing and adapted shoes.
 

AVAILABILITY:

The activity is available only in the winter months when the conditions of the ice allow it.
 

LOCALITY:

Verbano, Trento, Bolzano, Bergamo, Belluno.
Code : ARGGMIT

Ice climbing:

Ice climbing: Availability

Ice climbing: Fascinating Facts

Ice Climbing, as the term indicates, is the activity of ascending inclined ice formations. Usually, though, ice climbing refers to roped and protected climbing of features such as icefalls, frozen waterfalls, and cliffs and rock slabs covered with ice refrozen from flows of water. Ice climbing is broadly divided into two spheres, alpine ice and water ice. Alpine ice is found in a mountain environment, usually requires an approach to reach, and is often climbed in an attempt to summit a mountain. Water ice is usually found on a cliff or other outcropping beneath water flows. Alpine ice is frozen precipitation whereas water ice is a frozen liquid flow of water. Both types of ice vary greatly in consistency according to weather conditions. Ice can be soft, hard, brittle or tough.
A climber chooses equipment according to the slope and texture of the ice. For example, on flat ice, almost any good hiking or mountaineering boot will usually suffice, but for serious ice climbing double plastic mountaineering boots (or their older stiff leather equivalent) are usually used, which must be crampon compatible and stiff enough to support the climber and maintain ankle support. On short, low angled slopes, one can use an ice axe to chop steps. For longer and steeper slopes or glacier travel, crampons are mandatory for a safe climb. Vertical ice climbing is done with crampons and ice axes (those specific to vertical ice generally being called ice tools); climbers kick their legs to engage the front points of the crampons in the ice, and then swing the axe into the ice above their heads. This technique is known as front pointing. The strength of the ice is often surprising; even if the axe goes in only a centimeter or so it is enough to pull up on. If a climber is leading, s/he will need to place ice screws as protection on the way up (see climbing system). Most mountaineers would only consider the last scenario true ice climbing; the less steep variations are routine aspects of winter mountaineering

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Ice climbing: Restrictions

It is an extreme sport that demands one optimal physical condition. Not suitable for epileptics, pregnant women and those who suffer from fainting or mental problems.
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