Mountaineering skills course | East Greenland

Educational tour!
Tour Type
Multi-day Tour
Duration
5 days
Difficulty
Moderate
Start town
Kulusuk
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Description

This is a recreational course but done in a very wild area where everybody will learn a lot of things even if the participants have had previous experience in the mountains.

The main goal of the course is to learn techniques of mountaineering, and in the end to be able to enjoy the mountains in the future with friends or clients in a safe environment.

All participants will put their newly learned skills to the test and will essentially be able to lead parts of the glacier travel routes during the last days of the course.

Topics covered in this course:

  • knowledge of the gear (slings, ice screws, ATC, t-bloc, micro-traction…)
  • basic mountaineering knots
  • descending/ ascending a rope
  • ice anchor and snow anchors
  • crevasse rescue and rope work (in different scenarios)
  • glaciology and crevasse patterns
  • hard ice movement vs snow cover glacier movement
  • route selection on a snow cover glacier
  • camping in the wilderness on a glacier

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Activities

Camping

Glacier Hiking

Hiking

Ice Climbing

Day 1

Arrival and rope wor

We start our morning with learning new things! Which will include:

– Gear overview and specs

– Knots (figure 8, overhand, clove hitch, butterfly knot, prusik)

In the afternoon we cover topics as:

– Rope management for glacier travel:

– Team of 2 vs 3 or more

– Mountaineering kiwi-coils

– Roping up for glacier travel

– Ascending a rope with knots

– Repelling

In the evening you will learn how to plan multi-day tour rout, think and be ready for all kinds of weather and get tips and tricks for packing. Of course, we will have Q/A from the day to answer all your questions.

Day 2

Boat ride to destination of the course

Today on our list are glacier travel technique and crevasse rescue. Our detailed day plan:

– Boat to destination of the course

– Hike to the hut

– Leave gear in the hut, lunch in the hut:

– Glaciology and crevasse patterns

– Bergschrund crossing

The second part of the day schedule:

– Snow field exercise:

– Snow anchor (ice axe, picket, t-slot)

– Ice anchor

– Crevasse rescue scenarios:

   1.Fallen climber can help (2:1 mechanical advantage)

2.Fallen climber cannot help (6:1)

3.Double Mariner 7:1

We will finish the day with Q/A from the day to answer all your questions.

Day 3

Glacier travel

Glacier travel towards a decided peak to climb

Set up a base camp on snow covered glacier

At base camp:

– Wilderness camping (camping tips and tricks on snow, polar bear

deterrent techniques, melting snow, hydration)

– Short roping in scrambling terrain

We will finish the day with Q/A from the day to answer all your questions.

Day 4

Summit day

Today we will hike to the summit and later return to the mountain hut!

Day 5

Return to Kulusuk and dinner

Decent from hut to pick up meeting location in the afternoon (14:00ish) from Tasiilaq fjord to Kulusuk.

In the evening we will have dinner all together.

Included

• 5 days guided course thought by a member of the AIMG glacier guide certified guide
• Harness • Helmet • Crampons • Ice axe • One triple locking carabiner • Snow picket • 1 ice screws each • Rope
• Transportation by boat to reach the wild area of the course
• Camping dried food and cooking gear (such as stove, pots, gas…) for all days out of Kulusuk
• 2 nights in a mountain hut, one in Kulusuk
• Expedition tents
• Polar bear deterrent
• Satellite phone
• A document at the end of the course to be added to your CV
• Recreational course participation
• A gear list will be sent to the participants in May

Not included

• Flights to and from Kulusuk
• Personal insurance
• 2 nights in Kulusuk (hostel or similar). We can help with finding accommodation

What to bring

• Personal gear (harness, backpack, sleeping bag)
• 2 camping matrasses (foam and inflatable)
• 4 unlocking carabiner & 6 locking carabiner
• Sleeping bag (comfort 0°C)
• Backpack ca. 60L
• Water bottle 2L PERSONAL GEAR
• Base layer T-shirt (no cotton)
• Sweater or fleece mid layer
• Base layer pants
• Hiking pants
• Waterproof Pants
• Waterproof jacket
• Warm jacket (down or synthetic)
• Hat • Gloves (thin and thick pairs)
• Sun glasses + Sun cream
• Personal kit (tooth paste, brush, contact lens…and similar)
• Optional: • Mug • Crocks shoes or similar Base camp shoes
• Snow shovel
• 1 sling 150cm – 1 sling 120 cm – 2 cordalette 7mm 5meters long – 1 atc guide or reverso belay device
• Snow picket (if you have, not mandatory)
• Micro traction (if you have, not mandatory)
• T-block (if you have, not mandatory)

Additional Information

 This is a recreational course but done in a very wild area where everybody will learn many things even if participants have previous experience in the mountains. The main goal of the course is to learn techniques of mountaineering to be able to enjoy the mountains in the future with friends or clients in a safe environment. All participants will practise the knowledge learnt and will be able to lead parts of the glacier travel routs during the last days of the course.

Our customers are the foundation of Guide to Greenland so we make great efforts to provide you with the best possible service.

We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry.  We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

BOOK EARLY
The earlier you book your trip, the better the prices will be, and the more likely you will be able to book the tour you want for the dates/times you want.

Package tours can be sold out more than half a year in advance (note that Guide to Greenland does not include international flights in packages, except where indicated from Iceland or Denmark).  Day trips may sell out closer to your arrival date, but for popular destinations, certain dates/times can also sell out months in advance. We recommend that you secure all of your experiences by booking them well in advance of your trip.

CANCELLATIONS
All cancellations must be made via e-mail.

Although Guide to Greenland is committed to ensuring the best protection and service for our customers in the event of a cancellation, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees. This is in accordance with Greenland travel industry business practices. Details can be found in our general cancellation policy

Note: Due to COVID-19, a temporary cancellation policy applies. You can find it in the footer of the website under the "Terms & Conditions".

Description

This is a recreational course but done in a very wild area where everybody will learn a lot of things even if the participants have had previous experience in the mountains.

The main goal of the course is to learn techniques of mountaineering, and in the end to be able to enjoy the mountains in the future with friends or clients in a safe environment.

All participants will put their newly learned skills to the test and will essentially be able to lead parts of the glacier travel routes during the last days of the course.

Topics covered in this course:

  • knowledge of the gear (slings, ice screws, ATC, t-bloc, micro-traction…)
  • basic mountaineering knots
  • descending/ ascending a rope
  • ice anchor and snow anchors
  • crevasse rescue and rope work (in different scenarios)
  • glaciology and crevasse patterns
  • hard ice movement vs snow cover glacier movement
  • route selection on a snow cover glacier
  • camping in the wilderness on a glacier

Travel and learn new skills with us, press Book Now and ensure your place!

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11 300 DKK

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11 300 DKK