Mountaineering 1 – Winter Mountain Initiation

Move safely on snowy terrain

Get started in the winter mountains with Jordi Tosas. Use the ice axe and crampons correctly during the ascent and know the self-arrest techniques on the descent. Improve your sports performance and understand all the mountain safety techniques.

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KEY POINTS

  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Classes: 15
  • Duration: 2h dedication / 1h videos
  • Type: All levels
  • Spanish Language
  • Subtitles: No
  • Downloadable Resources: Yes
  • Diploma: yes
Alpinismo 1 - Iniciación Montaña invernal

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Use ice axe and crampons
  • Avoid the most common accidents
  • Self-arrest with and without ice axe
  • Tricks for the winter mountain

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Know everything related to the safety provided by the ice axe and crampons.

We will analyze the different types, as well as which ones are best suited to your activity. Also how to do proper maintenance and the most common mistakes that end in an accident.

The different progression techniques with crampons depending on the slope and self-arrest techniques with ice axes, poles and without anything.

Finally, we will give you several tricks that will make you enjoy the mountain more.

This course is part of the course pack:
Mountaineering Pack – All winter mountain

Get the whole pack at the best price with all the essential knowledge of alpinism and winter mountaineering.

WHO IS IT AIMED AT?

This course is aimed at all those mountaineers who want to know or validate the key concepts to safely enter the world of winter mountains.

All the knowledge of the mid-mountain that has been developed in the different courses of the pack “The 5 keys to hiking” are taken for granted, which are essential to climb snow-capped mountains or expand knowledge in any of the fields of mountaineering.

1 Mountaineering 1. What you WILL FIND in this course

Mountaineering 1. What you WILL find in this course

A summary that focuses the objectives, agenda of the course and the possible previous and subsequent knowledge that you can do with us

2 min.

2 Types of CRAMPONS, light, automatic, rigid, straps...

Types of CRAMPONS, light, automatic, rigid, straps…

All types of crampons, which ones are useful and which ones are not for the activity we want to carry out. There are 3 factors that we must take into account.

8 min.

3 Avoid ACCIDENTS with crampons

Avoid ACCIDENTS with crampons

Adjusting the straps and wearing an antiboot will be key to avoiding many accidents with crampons.

2 min.

4 Importance of the ANTIBOOT for crampons

Importance of the ANTIBOOT for crampons

The importance of antiboot and the consequences of some homemade tricks

3 min.

5 How to MAINTAIN my crampons

How to MAINTAIN my crampons

All material wears out over time. Maintaining it will be essential to extend its useful life.

5 min.

6 Types of ice axes, technicians, mountaineering, traverse...

Types of ice axes, technicians, mountaineering, traverse…

There are 3 elements that characterize the ice axes, choosing the most appropriate will depend on the activity that we want to carry out.

7 min.

7 How to MAINTAIN my ice ax

How to MAINTAIN my ice ax

Correctly filing the ice ax and maintaining it well will allow us to get more out of it.

5 min.

8 Reflection on CARRYING TIED the ice ax

Reflection on CARRYING TIED the ice ax

Carrying the ice ax tied has advantages and disadvantages. Before making a decision we must assess the consequences.

3 min.

9 Walking with crampons, FRENCH TECHNIQUE of progression

Walking with crampons, FRENCH TECHNIQUE of progression

To make a correct progression using the French technique, we will need to nail all the tips and align the stride with our center of gravity.

4 minutes

10 Walking with crampons, OTHER progression TECHNIQUES

Walking with crampons, OTHER progression TECHNIQUES

There are 2 alternative progression techniques that we can also use on climbs.

1 min.

11 SELF ARREST with ice ax, stop in a fall

SELF ARREST with ice ax, stop in a fall

Our reaction in the first second of the fall will be decisive for the outcome. Having the ice ax in the correct position can save our lives.

2 min.

12 EXAMPLES of self-arrest with ice ax

EXAMPLES of self-arrest with ice ax

Assimilate and automate the stop systems according to the initial position of fall will be essential to self-stop.

3 min.

13 SELF-STOP without ice ax, you can also stop

SELF-STOP without ice ax, you can also stop

Should we use crampons to break a fall? Nailing the crampons will not be a good idea. On the contrary, we must help ourselves with the canes.

4 minutes

14 Some ESSENTIAL TRICKS on the snowy mountain

Some ESSENTIAL TRICKS on the snowy mountain

Get to know the tricks for storing material that will allow you to gain speed and comfort.

5 min.

15 B4Experience

TEST, validates everything learned

Evaluate for yourself if you have correctly understood all the theory

10 min.

INSTRUCTORS AND COLLABORATORS

Our Staff is made up of professionals with proven experience that will pass on all their years of knowledge to you in a 100% flexible format.

We also rely on collaborators and commercial international brands to provide us with their technical knowledge.

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