Online Training ICE 1,2,3, MTN 2

  • 02/03/2020
  • 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Live Video Conference Call
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Join a MAA climbing mentor online for a live video conference call training on ICE 1, ICE 2, ICE 3 and MTN 2. Everyone is invited to join in this interactive 45 minute discussion and Q & A session. The training video presentations will be briefly reviewed. To get the most out of the session and be best prepared to participate please view the training videos prior.

DATE: February 3rd, 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm



  • ICE 1 - Water Ice Climbing - Top-rope ice climbing instruction and practice. Top-rope belaying, communication, lowering on top rope, review knots, parallel and alternating progression techniques, resting, crampon footwork technique, ice tool technique, top rope steep water ice. 
  • ICE 2 - Water Ice Lead Climbing - Single-pitch water ice lead climbing instruction and practice from the ground up. Lead belaying, route planning, racking, ice climbing tips and techniques, placing, assessing and clipping ice screws, following and cleaning, building and assessing multi-point ice anchors.
  • ICE 3 - Multi-Pitch and Mixed Ice Lead Climbing - Instruction and practice in water / glacier ice, mixed and multi-pitch lead climbing, using micro-pitches. Focus on efficient transitions, gear and racking for multi-pitch, climbing in teams of three, using twin ropes and half ropes. Principles of climbing snow and ice at altitude, with bivy packs, belaying considerations, V-thread and A-thread rappel anchors, lowering in guide mode, kiwi coil, and climbing rock with crampons and ice tools.
  • MTN 2 - Winter Mountaineering - Day 1: Winter Mountaineering. Winter climbing, camping and travel skills, advanced map and compass navigation in winter or glacier terrain, review prior navigation techniques, snow camping skills, snow shelters including caves, quinzhees, hybrid shelter and tents, winter sleep system considerations, drying out gear, preventing cold injuries, food and nutrition for winter, obtaining water in winter, physical training tips, and winter mountaineering gear, clothing and equipment. Day 2: Winter mountaineering peak ascent. Scrambling mixed, snowy terrain with boots and pack, staying dry, fueled and hydrated in challenging conditions, climbing steep fixed lines, rappelling, rappel anchor options, practice winter navigation to and from a peak, snowshoes or skis may be needed.


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