Ice

Ice climbing courses

It is so beautiful to see a gigantic frozen sculpture of water falling down from the sky! These ice formations are so powerful; they can break the rock while at the same time being so ephemeral! To climb them requires special skills and knowledge because we never know what the ice has in store. That is why we offer a multitude of training courses adapted to this activity.

Ice Climbing Discovery

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This half day of climbing will give you the opportunity to discover a fascinating universe! The goal is simple: climb and have fun to try this unusual sport! Between friends, with your love one or in family you will enjoy the tips from your instructor to help you to climb the ice!

Activity available Monday to Friday.

Please note that if your goal is to become a climber, we suggest booking a full day of ice climbing introduction or the multi-pitch climbing experience in order to learn all the basics to enjoy this sport (which are not included in the half day) and then continue your training.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Level: beginners
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Duration: 3:30 hours
  • Availability: Minimum of 2 participants (We could combine participant in order to have the minimum required to confirm the activity)

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Introduction to Ice Climbing

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Come and try our introduction to ice climbing in a very friendly atmosphere. Discover the appropriate techniques to ease your way up. We will provide you with tips to help you deal with vertical winter conditions.

  • Prerequisite: To like to play outside
  • Level: beginners
  • Duration: 1 day

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First Contact with Ice Climbing, Mutli-Pitch

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When we think of climbing, we imagine ourselves like in the movies spending a full day way up on the mountain side! Then, why just satisfy yourself with top-roping? Attitude Montagne is currently the only climbing centre in Quebec that has the certified and qualified guides to offer this experience. Here’s what we propose: we leave for several hours on a natural ice wall to enjoy the experience at the maximum. An experience that could take years for a climber to achieve!

Groups from 2 to 3 climbers max.

  • Prerequisite: To like to play outside
  • Level: beginners with good physical condition
  • Duration: 1 day

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Combined Ice Introduction and Top-rope

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You already rock climb and know how to install your top-rope? It is now the time to discover ice climbing. This course is perfect for you! Introduce yourself to ice climbing and learn all the new skills that you need to know to climb on top-rope.

  • Prerequisite: Rock transition top-rope course
  • Level: beginners
  • Duration: 2 days

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Ice Transition Top-rope

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You did an introduction to ice climbing and you want to keep going, but you don’t rock climb? With this course you will learn how to install a top-rope, belay and enjoy ice climbing for all winter long!

Dates available upon request. Call us!

  • Prerequisite: Introduction to ice climbing
  • Level: beginners
  • Duration: 2 days

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Lead Ice Climbing

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Do you dream of multi-pitch ice and mixed climbing like you see in the magazines? Unfortunately, installing top-rope anchors is often impossible. Then, why not start from the bottom? Perhaps it is time to become a lead climber! You will learn how to prepare for and analyze the complexities found on a route as a lead climber.

  • Prerequisite: Comfortably climb a grade 4 in second
  • Level: intermediate
  • Duration: 2 days

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Lead Mixed Climbing

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Do you dream of multi-pitch ice and mixed climbing like you see in the magazines? Unfortunately, installing top-rope anchors is often impossible. Then, why not start from the bottom? Perhaps it is time to become a lead climber! You will learn how to prepare for and analyze the complexities found on a route as a lead climber.

  • Prerequisite: Lead ice climbing course or equivalence
  • Level: advanced
  • Duration: 1 day

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AST Level 1

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Goals

The level I Avalanche Skills course (introduction), will provide guidance to decision making and will be:

  • Based on the most advanced knowledge available.
  • Adapted for users with basic training and some experience
  • Introduce prior concepts for the next avalanche training.
  • Present and promote the safety course avalanche level 2 as a logical step for intermediate level decision-making skills.

At the end of the course, the student should:

  • Understand the basics of avalanche formation and release.
  • Identify avalanche terrain.
  • Know the steps required to plan and carry out a trip.
  • Use the Avaluator™ as a decision-making tool in areas where trips are rated using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) and where Avalanche Danger Ratings and Avalanche Bulletins are available.
  • Find resources for obtaining ATES terrain ratings if their trip is not rated.
  • Find resources for obtaining Avalanche Danger Ratings and Avalanche Bulletins if these are not available.
  • Use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain.
  • Carry out a companion rescue.
  • Understand the limits of their training.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Level: beginners
  • Duration: 2 days

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AST Level 2

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An AST 2 course is suitable for people with a moderate degree of training and experience and who have taken an AST 1 course. An AST 2 course builds on the foundations of your AST 1, and provides an intermediate decision-making framework for travelling in avalanche terrain. An AST 2 course comprises a minimum of 9.5 hours of classroom instruction with a minimum of three days in the field. The course is suitable for people with a moderate degree of training and experience.

At the end of the course, the student should:

  • Use the Avaluator2.0 as a filtering tool to determine when additional planning and travel techniques are required to travel safely.
  • Be familiar with Avalanche Danger Ratings verification techniques for personal use on a local scale.
  • Be familiar with the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) technical model as a means to develop personal, local terrain ratings.
  • Use routefinding to take advantage of nuances in terrain to manage personal risk.
  • Use travel techniques in avalanche terrain appropriate to the avalanche conditions.
  • Proficiently carry out a companion rescue.
  • Understand the limits of their training.

Included

  • Book : Staying alive in avalanche terrain
  • Terrain fieldbook
  • Beacon, shovel, probe (lending for the course duration for those who have none)
  • Snow analysis equipment (lending for the course duration for those who have none)
  • Transportation at Mont Washington
  • Not included

Lodging

  • Food
  • Ski, snowboard or snowshoes
  • All personal gear and any other expenses during the training.
  • Prerequisite: AST1 (certificat requested)
  • Level: intermediate
  • Duration: 4 days

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Companion Rescue Skills

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A Companion Rescue Skills course is a must-have for all backcountry recreationists in any sport, because it teaches life-saving search and rescue techniques. The CRS course may be the first step of your avalanche training, or an important refresher for those with previous training. The one-day CRS requires a minimum of seven hours in the field.

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Consider and incorporate preventative measures.
  • Prioritize actions if caught in an avalanche.
  • Understand the function of airbags.
  • Understand transceiver functions and practice transceiver skills.
  • Apply search and rescue techniques.
  • Practice searching without a transceiver.
  • Consider multiple burial situations.
  • Organize a group rescue.
  • Identify post-incident considerations.
  • Prerequisite: AST1 or AST2 (certificat requested)
  • Level: intermediate
  • Duration: 1 day

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