Do you dream of climbing high mountains? Mountaineering, the supreme discipline in the Climbing World, requires you to master a vast array of techniques. This short, intensive training course is essential for anyone wanting to climb new summits.

Our instructors are passionate about mountaineering, and they’ve made several ascents on the largest mountain chains on the planet. Excellent teachers and great adventurers, they’re known to spread height fever! Visit our TRIP section to dream of summits.

Training course objectives:

  • Gain a high level of comfort moving over rugged terrain on snow and ice slopes of 30–45 degrees, with or without crampons and using a mountaineering axe;
  • Learn the basic techniques for moving over glaciers and exposed terrain: tying-in, self-belaying and belaying.
  • Learn to assess the risk of the practice and make wise decisions

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  • Introduction to mountain geomorphology and glaciology
  • Introduction to avalanche phenomenon
  • Physiology, mountain sickness and medications
  • Tying mountaineering knots
  • Introduction to mountaineering anchors
  • Climbing/descending slopes of various pitches with crampons
  • Using a mountaineering axe, depending on the pitch of the slope
  • Glissading and self-arrest techniques
  • Belaying techniques for mountains / glaciers
  • Demonstration of a crevasse rescue
  • Mountaineering communication
  • Leave No Trace outdoor climbing ethics
  • Types of practice
  • Mountain grading systems

The Mountaineering Techniques Level 1 training course includes :100_3982

  • FQME and AGMA certified instructor
  • Technical and instructional material
  • 20$ discount on the book Freedom of the Hills (value of 45$ – promo code Freedom)

The Mountaineering Techniques Level 1 training course doesn’t includes :

Number of participants: Minimum 3 / Maximum 6

  • Form a group of 4 and 1 person doesn’t pay
  • Enter the following promotion code when booking your course to get your freebie: gratuitegroupede4

Minimum age 15 years old

Prerequisites:

  • Introduction to ice climbing course

Recommendation

  • We highly recommand the purchase of this instructional book, a must-have for climbers and mountain lovers.

Schedule for the weekend

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  • 9:00: Welcome reception at the LA LIBERTÉ NORD-SUD mountain hut and hand-out of equipment
  • 9:30–16:30: Course presentation, practical workshops, technical training and demonstration
  • 16:30: End of the day and return to the parking lot
  • 17:00: Departure

Day 2 – 8h

  • 9:00–16:30: Course presentation, practical workshops, technical training and demonstration
  • 16:30: End of the day and return to the parking lot
  • 17:00: Depart

Dates:

  • November 28-29, 2020
  • December 26-27, 2020
  • January 9-10, 2021
  • January 23-24, 2021
  • February 6-7, 2021
  • February 20-21, 2021
  • March 6-7, 2021
  • March 13-14, 2021
  • March 20-21, 2021
  • March 27-28, 2021
  • April 3-4, 2021

Other dates available upon request. 10% discount on reservation during the week (promo code: 10%semaine)

Please contact us at 438-871-7133 or info@lalibertenordsud.com.

Course cancellation due to weather conditions

The course could be cancelled if the forecast calls for more than a 60% chance of precipitation and an accumulation of 1 mm or more hourly for the greater part of the day or if the temperature is colder than -25 °C. The decision can be made the day prior to the activity at the latest. Please note that we rarely cancel this course completely due to weather conditions.

 

 

Additional information

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Personal gear to bring

  • 2 lunches and snacks
  • 1 litre of hot water or beverage
  • Synthetic clothing (that dries quickly) for your base layer
  • Polar-fleece jacket
  • Windproof, soft-shell or waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket (with or without sleeves – recommended) – to keep you warm when we’re not moving
  • Day backpack (30–40 litres)
  • Tuque, scarf, mittens and gloves (2 pairs)
  • Old ski pants or outdoor pants (high probability of tearing your pants with crampons) – bring tape if your pants are baggy around the calves
  • Gaiters (recommended to protect pants)dscn1112
  • One pair of warm socks
  • Change of clothes for the trip home
  • Lip balm and sunscreen
  • Sunglasses or ski goggles
  • Camera

OPTIONAL personal gear to bring (for your safety, we believe you should always have these items when venturing outdoors):

  • Basic first aid kit
  • Flashlight (headlamp, if possible)

Recommendation

  • We highly recommand the purchase of this instructional book, a must-have for climbers and mountain lovers.

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