Moving Up on Ice Workshops

February 25, 2017

The Basics

Take your range of mountain skills to a new level.  Integrating ice climbing skills into your climbing kit opens up a host of interesting alpine objectives both in the Northeast and beyond.  Whether you've considered Mount Baker's North Ridge, Peruvian gems like Alpamayo, or Alaskan objectives in the Ruth Gorge, this workshop will be a valuable tool in moving forward—and upward!  During this day-long workshop we'll cover the following topics and techniques:

  • Ice climbing tools and terminology
  • Belaying/Communication sequences in climbing
  • Basic knots for technical climbing
  • Vertical cramponing fundamentals
  • Ice tool technique
  • Movement over ice terrain
  • Advanced ice techniques
  • Movement over steep ice terrain
  • Advanced ice techniques

The small-group, customized nature of this workshop will also allow time for participants to direct the learning toward other skills of interest. The Northeast is a mecca for ice climbing and you'll come to love the winter even more once you've discovered the challenges and joys of the vertical ice world.


Course Details

Course Dates:

  • February 25, 2017.  Meeting at 8am. The day will run to approximately 4pm.   

Course Cost:

  • $135.00 per person.  A 30% deposit ($40.50) secures your spot. Please see details regarding payment and policies on our Scheduling Page.


  • These workshops will be held in the Mount Washington Valley, NH area. The final site will be determined according to conditions at that time.  We will be in touch at least seven days prior to the event to confirm the meeting location.  Plan to stay in the North Conway/Bartlett area of the Mt. Washington Valley.  Contact us in advance if you have any related questions.

Necessary Clothing & Equipment:

  • All necessary technical climbing equipment is included in the workshop cost. After sending a deposit, please click HERE to fill out a “Gear Needs Sheet” and click HERE for a list of the clothing and other personal items you should plan to bring with you on your climbing day. 

Other Questions, Etc: 

  • Adventure Spirit prides itself on its customized service—if you’ve got any particular questions, etc, please contact owner/lead guide Kel Rossiter at adventurespiritguides@