Who is this course for?
The NZAC Leading on Technical Ice Course (LTIC) is designed for fit mountaineers able to look after themselves on 35 degree snow slopes, who are confidently leading traditional rock climbs, with good rope management skills and with experience snow camping. Participants will fly into Wye Creek and walk out following on the final day. Do not apply if you do not have any mountaineering or trad climbing experience.
On the LTIC, participants will learn the following:
- The gear: crampons, ice tools, leashes, ice screws, harnesses, v-thread hooks
- How to rack up efficiently.
- The correct way to use your leashes, swing your tools and place your crampons.
- How to stay calm and move efficiently on ice without wasting energy.
- How to place ice screws, even when you are dangling off one arm and stressed.
- How to build ice screw and V-threads anchors.
- A controlled progression to build up to leading confidently.
The course will be run in a minimum 1:4 guide to participant ratio, headed by a fully qualified IFMGA or NZMGA Climbing Guide. All participants must agree to follow the guide’s instructions and directions.
$910.00 – 3 Day course
$1350.00 – 5 Day course
The course fee includes instruction and the flight into the climbing area. Payment of a $400 non-refundable deposit on acceptance secures you a place on the course. The balance is due by June 30th, 2019.
Flexible Course Dates
The plan is to run the course over 3 or 5 days. However, given 48 hours’ notice, you will need to be available for a delayed start and so a delayed finish, if the weather forecast is better. Therefore, you will need to be available for a 4 or 6 day window and instruction will occur on the best 3 or 5 day block out of the 4 or 6 days. There is a lot to cover and this gives us the best chance of optimal conditions for instruction and climbing.
5 days – 25th – 29th July (26th – 30th July if delayed start is required) Decision on a delayed start to be confirmed by the instructor via email on the 22nd July
3 days – 2nd – 4th Aug (3rd – 5th Aug if delayed start is required) Decision on a delayed start to be confirmed by the instructor via email on 30th July
3 days – 9th – 11th Aug (10th – 12th Aug if delayed start is required) Decision on a delayed start to be confirmed by the instructor via email on 6th August
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