Ice Blaster weekends can also extend any of our 5-day ice climbing courses, so they can offer a challenging extension to our Ice Climbing Skills course for example, or perhaps a warm-up (with a chance for a bit more technical instruction) before our Technical Alpine Icefalls week.
The courses convene at the Grand Chalet hotel in Leysin, and normally our first day will be climbing at one of several good icefalls in the Leysin area. For the following day an early start can get us to a fantastic choice of venues including the Val d'Herens, theVal de Bagnes, Trient and the Chamonix valley. We choose the most suitable venue according to your climbing standard/experience and of course where conditions are best.
Having the flexibility to choose between these areas (on either day) according to conditions is the key to guaranteeing a brilliant ice-climbing weekend. For people wanting a longer stay we take care to change locations for a really varied climbing holiday.
After climbing on the Sunday we take you back to a main line station (usually Aigle) in time to catch your flight back to the UK, or drive you back to the hotel in Leysin if you decide to stay longer (or will be joining us for a course the following week).