In the exit of the Hanging Gardens.
- 92 ice climbing routes
- 340 Community members
- 4 Tracks
- 188 km of trails
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- Orientation: Plan, save, print and navigate routes for over 30 different activities
- Participation: Rate and review routes and accommodation
- Saving: Download the route's GPX data for use with our navigation system
- Up-to-date information about the condition of tracks, as well as current hazards and closures
- Up-to-date avalanche reports with warning levels
How do I start?
It is important to 'work your way up' into the sport of ice climbing, starting with rock climbing, which usually requires less equipment and where the level of difficulty can be slowly increased. When ice climbing, the first step from theory to practice is quite big, because the sport can only be practiced directly on the ice - there are no so-called "dry exercises". That's why it is even more important to master the theory in every detail before you venture onto the ice.
Organizations such as alpine clubs or mountain schools offer courses and guided tours, which beginners can join. You can usually rent the equipment on site for a small fee.
The right technique
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Ice climbing safety
An icefall is never exactly the same as last year - not even the same as the day before. Therefore, on the day of the ascent, conditions can be significantly different from those indicated in the guide. Most accidents in the ice happen due to misjudgement. And so it is imperative that you take enough time to examine the ice and learn to assess it correctly.
- crampon-proof mountain boots
- Climbing harness
- Half ropes
- Ice screws
- Express loops
- Tape loops
- Power cord
- HMS- and snap carabiner
- Safety and abseiling device
- 2 technical axes
- Climbing helmet
- waterproof gloves + spare gloves
- waterproof jacket (preferably Hardshell)
- Waterproof pants
- Insulation underwear and clothing
- warm insulation jacket
- Ice climbing guide + map
- Thermos flask with tea
- First aid kit
- Bivouac bag
- Cell phone
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