During an ice climbing course, using front-pointing cramponing technique.

Ice Climbing Skills (Maxim)

Glacier Type

Ice Climbing Skills (Maxim) introductory level climbers will understand the fundamentals of ice climbing, including crampons and other ice tools.

This Ice climbing course will teach you how to acquire a comprehensive range of cutting-edge high-angle ice climbing techniques and how to apply them effectively in all situations of mountain climbing.

Ice Climbing Skills Course Content

  • Fundamentals of ice climbing skills
  • Climbing technique fundamentals
  • Design, maintenance, usage, and selection of the right equipment. (Ice Axe and Crampons)
  • Technical abilities include knots, tie-ins, belaying, and abseils/ rappelling
  • Environmental awareness
  • Emergency response methods
  • All with a lot of ice climbing
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Mountain Training: Ice Climbing Skills Ascent Descent Adventures

Ice Climbing Skills Takeaway

  • Cramponing
  • Basic ice axe skills
  • Self-arrest
  • Climbing 70-80 degree slopes, effectively and confidently
  • The basis for more advanced glacier and mountaineering abilities


  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Experience: Chiefly, No prior experience is necessary. However, you should be physically fit and able to carry a heavy backpack at an altitude of 8000 -12000 ft.
  • Age: Minimum age is 16 years, and there is no upper limit.
  • Max: 4 People per course.
  • Meeting Location: HOTEL KUNZAM, Manali HP.
  • Season: May until Oct, check the calendar below for the dates.
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Ice Climbing Course Mountain Training Ascent Descent Adventures

Cost Per Person

Course Fee: 15,000 INR / 200$ USD

Including and Excluding

  • Residential: Throughout the training, lodging, transportation, and meals will be provided. No transportation to and from the location. 2-night camping.
  • Equipment: All group climbing equipment rope, ice axe, crampons, etc. will be provided. Personal equipment: shoes, sleeping bag, or pad you can hire.

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