Hard Ice 2 & 3 Course Skill Building
Hard ice 2&3 skill building course is designed for both students who are progressing to Hard Ice 2 or 3 and those who have already taken those courses and want to reinforce their technical knowledge. We will cover technical components like the crevasse rescue using a Micro Traxion or similar, leading successful ice climbing trips, as well as techniques for managing terrain (fixed lines, short pitching, body belays, etc). We will also focus on honing your ice climbing skills so you can better instruct your clients.
Course Title: Hard Ice 2 & 3 Skill Building
Duration: Have a look at GA Events
Ratio: 1:6 (minimum 4)
*Check with your union for educational grant
Who is this course for?
Are you an aspiring Jokla 2 or 3 student or have you already finished your Jolka 2 and want to reinforce your skills before you move on to Jokla 3? In this course, we will cover the components of both Jokla 2 and 3 focusing to better prepare you for the AIMG exams.
The following topics are covered:
Efficient and fast crevasse rescue using PCD (Micro Traxion or similar)
Ice Climbing techniques for Guides (A-Frame)
Leading Ice climbing trips (Top Rope and Lowering)
Block and Tackle
Terrain management techniques: Fixed lines, short pitching, body belays
Prerequisites to the course:
It is required that you have already finished AIMG Jolka 1 or our Hard Ice 1 course
When you sign up for the course you will receive a list of required gear. Also, if you are curious about the gear, feel free to send us an email and ask us about it before you sign up. Glacier Adventure can provide gear as well upon request such as crampons, boots, cordelettes, and some other technical gear.
Why Glacier Adventure?
Our unique ability to provide an indoor training facility, shadowing opportunities for course graduates, as well as Hard Ice instructional videos made by our fully certified AIMG instructors, we are in a position to offer a great return on your investment. Below are a summary of our courses as well as shadowing opportunities: