Level 3 & 4 Ice Climbing: 7 days – Rjukan, Norway
27 January – 2 Febuary 2024
Instructors: Lars Bukkehave, Rasmus Klok & to be announced
Language: Danish, norwegian and english
Price: 7.500 DKK
Arrival afternoon/night 26 January
All participants need to have done a multi pitch ice climbing course (level 2), to join the level 3-4 trip.
Rjukan offers some great ice climbing options both single pitches and a lot of multi pitch. We will play around with mix and dry tool climbing. Also since we start to go more into the backcountry there will also be some avalanche lessons and drills. If weather allows we will try the magic Gaustatoppen traverse where we need to climb on running belay.
We will refresh all the skills from previously, but add new lays. The focus will be multi pitch climbing and getting more to the backcountry.
We will be 3 instructors, so we will work in small groups so the ratio will always be good.
Day 0: afternoon: Travel to Rjukan
Day 1: Some top rope to get back into ice climbing
Day 2: Top rope, lead practice, rope practise
Day 3: Multi pitch
Day 4: Alpine ridgeline climb on running belay
Day 5: Multi pitch
Day 6: Dry tool & mix climbing
Day 7: Last energy out on some top rope around 14:00
This program and location is a template and it might change according to weather and ice conditions.
Instruction 7 days
Stay at climbing hostel Rjukan (7 nights)
Rent of climbing gear
Travel from Denmark to Rjukan
Food during the course (we are going to buy shared food and cook together)
New underpants after a belay from Frankensteins Anker!
Bad Jokes !