The Alpine Rock Climbing Course allows climbers who have some rock climbing experience to make the transition into the world of climbing rock in the alpine environment.
Moving over warm clean rock for multiple pitches whilst slowly unlocking the secrets of the route ahead is a sublime activity in itself let alone as an approach to the summit of a high mountain.
By nature of the high mountain environment, alpine rock climbing is different to multi pitch climbing on the lower crags. There is the necessity for speed to cover long tracts of alpine terrain and the importance of planning the descent over unknown ground. An alpine rock climber must deal with high elevation weather conditions and therefore must plan the equipment taken precisely and time the ascent and descent perfectly. The climbing on alpine routes has different challenges to that found whilst ‘cragging’ and requires less of a technical climbing approach and instead demands that a more technique focused mindset is adopted.
The Alpine Rock Climbing Course has been developed to help climbers make the transition from crag climbing to being proficient in all the techniques needed to climb in the alpine setting in a safe and informed and technically proficient manner.
- Focus on alpine rock skills for multi-pitch routes
- Learn safe practices and self-rescue skills
ARC #1 Feb 10 – 14, 2014
ARC #2 Feb 24 – 28, 2014
ARC #3 Mar 17 – 21, 2014 **Course starts on Tue
Guide ratio: 1:4 maximum
Duration: 5 days
Departure: ex Wanaka, New Zealand
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