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Iceclimbing questions

General questions on the classic iceclimbing on the natural terrain - on the glaciers and frozen waterfalls

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In this section, you can find answers to the common questions regarding iceclimbing on the natural terrain - on the ice of glaciers and cascades - frozen waterfalls.

What is iceclimbing?
What is winter iceclimbing?
What is summer iceclimbing?
What is drytooling?
Where to do iceclimbing?
Why do we need to climb ice?
Iceclimbing in Norway
Review of the iceclimbing program in Dombay

Iceclimbing on a frozen waterfall, Norway

This section contains information on the specifics of various types of iceclimbing, technics and tactics of iceclimbing, special equipment for iceclimbing. Also, we are constantly adding to this section information on the new areas available for iceclimbing.

Iceclimbing training, Dombay, Russia

Iceclimbing is a rather new and specific kind of sport activity that combines many features of both classical mountaineering and rockclimbing. This type of sports activity is popular in many mountain regions throughout the mountaineering distribution zone, especially in the northern Europe, Scandinavia, Canada and USA. Iceclimbing can practiced all year round – in winter on the cascades and frozen waterfalls, in summer - on vertical glacier chips and on ice seracs (huge ice blocks that broke away from the main body of the glacier).

Iceclimbing training in New Jersey, USA

Iceclimbing is a fairly narrow-profile type of mountaineering; this type of mountain sport requires very specific equipment, as well as special tactical and technical training.

New England Ice Climbing Guide

Iceclimbing usually complements the general training base in preparation for difficult alpine climbing ascents - iceclimbing develops strength endurance, cold habits, coordination and agility so necessary in the mountains.

Celebrating Kristin's 80th birthday at the iceclimbing training.

Like rockclimbing, iceclimbing effectively develops the muscular frame and increases resistance to long-term intense load.

The author of the iceclimbing programs, texts and photos - Alex Trubachev

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Our Principles

AlexClimb Rule #1 - Safety First

From the very beginning of our activity, here nearly 16 years, the first Principle of work of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb is the Safety Priority. On the basis of this Principle all process of training is based, all programs and rounds are developed and carried out only within this main principle. We consider that at professional approach to development of programs, at personal discipline and correctly put motivation - occupations by mountaineering and rock-climbing are COMPLETELY safe. And from the return - all troubles and accidents in our sport come from nonprofessionalism, from ignorance or neglect by elementary standards of safety, from irrational motivation, from revaluation of own forces and opportunities. All these prerequisites we COMPLETELY EXCLUDE in our work - ours Rock-climbing, Ice climbing and Mountaineering are based on one Principle - the Safety Priority. In rock-climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing, the Priority of Safety of MCS AlexClimb-is your personal security and comfort irrespective of, than we are engaged - we train muscles and we work technology of the movement in the sports hall and on the rock climbing wall, we make the way through snowstorm to top or we relax on golden sand of the Caribbean beach after hot day of trainings on rocks. The Safety priority - the main credo of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb.

AlexClimb Rule #2 - Leave No Trace

Closely interacting with Nature, working with the active programs in mountains, woods, lakes and rivers, we perfectly understand the importance of carefull and respectfull bahavior towards the Nature, for its resources. From the very beginning of our outdoor-activity we adopted rules of  Leave No Trace technique - the standard of behavior of the person accepted in all the civilized world in relation to environment and especially - to the wild nature. After all on the relation of people to the nature near which they exist, itself can draw dalekoidushchy conclusions on the relation of these people to... Where and as we didn't travel - we don't reserve any garbage, we try to reduce whenever possible our influence on environment to a minimum. We clear earlier zagryazyonny tourist parking of the left garbage, we take out and we take out to utilization places that to us other people left there. We consider that only thus, at personal individual consciousness of each citizen, each tourist, climber or autotraveller, we will be able to keep the nature surrounding us in its state, natural, suitable for life, - in it pledge of the healthy future for ourselves and our children.

AlexClimb Rule #3 - Sober Concious

The position of AlexClimb Mountain and rockclimbing School regarding healthy lifestyle is quite clear - we consider that only sober consciousness is capable to fill sincere emotions,  to sympathize, to enjoy life in all its variety. Bright various enjoyable life is possible only on condition of keeping the absolute sobriety and purity of consciousness. Any way of obscuring our perception of reality is intended to do harm to our consciousness and bring harm to our physical health, to replace the true values by false ones, to destroy us physically - to turn us into flabby, weak, senseless, gray herd with empty hazy eyes. We don't force anybody to our point of view, everyone has a God's gift of making his own choice and to destroy himself if that is what he wants... But in AlexCilimb Mountain Climbing School we accept quite certain and very simple set of rules: neither alcohol, nor drugs.