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Leap Of Faith: HUGE Ice Climbing DYNO | Climbing Daily Ep.1603

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The UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Saas-Fee, Switzerland is one of the highlights of the season. 
Taking place inside of an enormous multi-story car park the athletes have to climb through the structure to finish upside down above a huge crowd.  In a sport where any tiny mistake means a long plummet, the pressure is on...

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LIVE | Saas-Fee, Switzerland | Lead Finals | 2020 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup

Live coverage of the Lead Finals in the 2020 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

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Hyalite Canyon Ice Climbing: The Good Looking One

Climbing The Good Looking One in Hyalite Canyon, Montana with Manoah Ainuu and Ari Novak



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Ice Pillar Snaps with Climber on It, Here's How He Survived | Sub-Zero, Ep. 3



Sub-Zero explores the souls of four top Canadian ice climbers and this time we meet John Freeman, a mountain guide and rope access supervisor living in Canmore, Alberta, Canada who was recently in the climbing news for establishing a new route at Helmcken Falls with Will Gadd called 'Overhead Hazard'.

John also happens to have survived one of the craziest ice climbing falls ever recorded when a pillar of ice he was climbing detached from the cliff face. This exclusive footage has waited for over two years to see daylight and we're delighted to share it with you.

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Ice Pillar Snaps with Climber on It, Here's How He Survived | Sub-Zero, Ep. 3

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Climbing Frozen Waterfalls Just North of Detroit | Superior Ice Climbing: Episode 1

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Angela VanWiemeersch and Sasha DiGiliuan, two athletes at the top of their respective climbing disciplines, explore the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in search for new ice climbing routes on the shoreline of Lake Superior. Frozen waterfalls on the side of massive sandstone cliffs in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offer a variety of climbing possibilities that only a small, but dedicated community regularly visits. Among this tight-knit community is Angela VanWiemeersch who currently holds two first female ascents in the “UP”. Sasha DiGiliuan, one of the most accomplished rock climbers in the world, joined Angela to do what she does best – taking climbing to new different heights. 

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Ice Climbing 101

Ice climbing is a sport unlike any other, which makes it a bit tricky to get into. In this video, Jaunny L. will go through the basic equipment he takes for a day of climbing out at Lake Willoughby or in Smugglers Notch.

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4 ice climbing routes in the Italian Dolomites EVERY ice climber should know!

If you are looking for ice climbing some of the most magnificent ice climbing routes in the Italian Dolomites, then you should watch this ice climbing video!

In this ice climbing video I will show you four fantastic ice climbing routes up in Val Badia near Passo Gardena in the Italian Dolomites that every ice climber should know!

The four ice climbing routes we will be looking into in this ice climbing video are Onda su Onda, La Spada di Damocle, Solo Per Pochi and Lujanta!

The first three of these ice climbs are directly visible from Colfosco and cannot be overlooked!

Onda su Onda is located to the furthest left, and with La Spada di Damocle and Solo Per Pochi you approach Onda su Onda by parking at the skicenter just east of Colfosco.

ONDA SU ONDA

Onda Su Onda is a fun short WI3 where you can warm up for the other more serious ice climbs. It consists mostly of bulges of ice and is pretty straightforward.

LA SPADA DI DAMOCLE

The next ice climbing route in Val Badia we will be looking at is La Spada di Damocle.

This is a true classic of the Italian Dolomites!

La Spada di Damocle is sustained WI4+ ice climbing with a fantastic near vertical third pitch! bLa Spada di Damocle has two variations, where you can branch left at WI5 onto the pillar after the second pitch

SOLO PER POCHI

At WI5, Solo Per Pochi, is the hardest of the four climbs I would recommend in Val Badia. This magnificent ice climbing route features a long, sustained, vertical second pitch. It runs for almost 40 meters, so you better he ready to manage that pump!

LUJANTA

Finally, moving further west towards Passo Gardena you will find Lujanta at WI4. This is one of the most popular ice climbing routes in Val Badia in the Italian Dolomites, so you might want to be there early to beat the crowd. Lujanta, though, is a wide ice fall of quite sustained WI4.

So if you enjoyed watching this ice climbing video remember to watch some of the detailed videos I’ve already made about La Spada de Damocle and Lujanta.

And if you have any recommendations on other ice climbing routes in the Italian Dolomites, then leave a comment below.

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In questo video ti mostrerò quattro fantastici percorsi di arrampicata su ghiaccio in Val Badia vicino al Passo Gardena nelle Dolomiti italiane che ogni alpinista dovrebbe conoscere!

Le quattro vie di arrampicata su ghiaccio che vedremo in questo video di arrampicata su ghiaccio sono Onda su Onda, La Spada di Damocle, Solo Per Pochi e Lujanta!

Le prime tre di queste salite di ghiaccio sono direttamente visibili da Colfosco e non possono essere trascurate!

Onda Su Onda è un divertente WI3 in cui è possibile riscaldarsi per le altre più gravi arrampicate su ghiaccio. Consiste principalmente di rigonfiamenti di ghiaccio ed è piuttosto semplice.

La prossima via di arrampicata su ghiaccio in Val Badia che vedremo è La Spada di Damocle.

Questo è un vero classico delle Dolomiti italiane!

La Spada di Damocle è l'arrampicata su ghiaccio WI4 + con un fantastico terzo tiro quasi verticale! bLa Spada di Damocle ha due varianti, dove puoi diramare a sinistra in WI5 sul pilastro dopo il secondo tiro.

Al WI5, Solo Per Pochi, è la più dura delle quattro salite che consiglierei in Val Badia. Questa magnifica via per l'arrampicata su ghiaccio presenta un secondo passo lungo, sostenuto e verticale. Funziona per quasi 40 metri, quindi è meglio che sia pronto a gestire quella pompa!

Infine, spostandoti più a ovest verso Passo Gardena troverai Lujanta al WI4. Questa è una delle vie più popolari per l'arrampicata su ghiaccio in Val Badia nelle Dolomiti italiane, quindi potresti voler essere lì presto per battere la folla. Lujanta, tuttavia, è un'ampia cascata di ghiaccio di WI4 piuttosto sostenuta.

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If you enjoyed watching this alpine climbing video remember to watch some of the other videos I’ve done about ice climbing in the Italian Dolomites such as:

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► How to ice climb La Spada di Damocle:

Either way, leave a comment below if you have any questions regarding the Grossglockner Stüdlgrat Ridge, or if you are seeking information about other alpine climbing routes in the Alps.

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Ice Climbing in the dephts of a glacier - Dani Arnold

His aim is usually to stand on mountain peaks. Even for Dani Arnold, starting a climb with a descent into the darkness was a new mountaineering experience. Follow Dani’s adventure in the depths of the Plaine-Morte glacier and his climb back to daylight with an ice axe.

Glacier Ice Climbing in Alaska with Lucie Hrozová

Incredibly beautiful footage here from Tim Thompson ( ) of Lucie Hrozová ( climbing ice on the Matanuska Glacier, Alaska.

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Why Do Ice Climbers Do This? | Climbing Daily Ep.1148

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On this weeks Friday Gear show we are back in Oulu speaking with Marianne Van Der Steen, who we caught up with at the European Ice Climbing Championships just outside of Oulu...
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How To Place An Ice Axe Like A Boss: Ice Climbing | Climbing Daily, Ep. 668



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In the third instalment of our new ice climbing series on Climbing Daily, we talk to mountain guide Isabelle Santoire, who goes through some basic technique for placing ice axes.

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Basic Ice Climbing Techniques with Dave MacLeod

World leading climber Dave MacLeod offers up some expert advice on how to develop the basic skills required for ice climbing.

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4 Bizarres Moves From The CRAZY World Of Ice Climbing | Climbing Daily Ep.1672

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Lead Finals l Ice Climbing World Cup 2017 l Cheongsong

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HOW TO ice climbing

Belay technique for ice climbing is very similar to rock climbing. The biggest difference is placing protection and building anchors in an often fragile medium. Proper load distribution and protecting the anchor become much more critical. To make the most of this fickle frozen substance, you need to understand how ice forms and transforms, and remember a few simple tips and techniques to increase speed, efficiency, and the overall level of fun.

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GoPro: To Climb An Iceberg in 4K

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Hop aboard La Louise as we venture through the arctic waters of Greenland's Disko Bay in search for the ultimate iceberg to summit with professional ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Aljaz Anderle. The icebergs are very fragile and unstable and to make it to the top the climbers must learn a valuable life lesson.

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Extreme ice climbing - Cascade de l'Oule, France (V+, 5+)

I've been ice climbing around Grenoble for almost 20 years, and for at least 10 years I've been dreaming of the day when the waterfalls that flow down off the Saint-Hilaire du Touvet plateau would freeze up. In 2001 a cold spell allowed us to climb a number of beautiful lines, but only the upper portion of Oule Falls froze. The consistent and exceptionally cold temps over the course of recent weeks worked wonders! Every day for the last two weeks I carefully watched how the ice was forming... and then last weekend the time had finally come. Oule Falls was frozen and ready... the only problem was that I could not find a partner for Sunday!
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The future of Ice Climbing

Ladies and Gentlemen, you are watching the future of Ice Climbing says Liam Lonsdale about awesome Safdarian Korouyeh Mohammadreza (IRI) at the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup competition Rabenstein, Italy.

5 tips and tricks on how to start ice climbing | Ice Climbing Vlog Ep. 20

Would you like to know how to start ice climbing in 2020? Then this is the right video for you! Ice climbing is very different from other types of climbing, so in this video I will give you 5 tips and tricks you should to know if you want to start ice climbing! And if you watch the video to the end I will also share a few very good ice climbing destinations for beginners.

In this ice climbing video I will give you tips and tricks on ice climbing technique. Whether you are a ice climbing beginner or have been ice climbing for some years, these tips and tricks on ice climbing technique will help you improve your climbing abilities.

I will also talk about what essential ice climbing gear you need. The most essential ice climbing gear are technical ice axes, crampons, ice screws and a helmet!

Besides this I will talk about the ice climbing grading system called the Water/Ice or WI system. It ranges from WI1 to WI7. WI7 is very rare, and most climbs are between WI3 and WI6. Tjønnstadbergfossen in Rjukan In Norway is a typical WI3 with a few sustained moves and long bulges of ice, while Cascata di Patri near Cogne in Italy is a classical WI4 with long sections of 90 degrees ice. And finally Sabotørfossen in Rjukan is WI5 with its final full pitch of about 85 degrees steepness.

According to alpinist.com the water/ice grading system can be described as:

WI1: Low angle ice; no tools required.
WI2: Consistent 60º ice with possible bulges; good protection.
WI3: Sustained 70º with possible long bulges of 80º-90º; reasonable rests and good stances for placing screws.
WI4: Continuous 80º ice fairly long sections of 90º ice broken up by occasional rests.
WI5: Long and strenuous, with a ropelength of 85º-90º ice offering few good rests; or a shorter pitch of thin or bad ice with protection that’s difficult to place.
WI6: A full ropelength of near-90º ice with no rests, or a shorter pitch even more tenuous than WI 5.Highly technical.
WI7: As above, but on thin poorly bonded ice or long, overhanging poorly adhered columns. Protection is impossible or very difficult to place and of dubious quality.
WI8: Under discussion.

Grades differ from region to region. A WI4 in Cogne might not be the same as WI4 in Valdez. Like all other climbing grading systems providing a specific climbing route with a grade will always be a subjective decision. And especially with ice climbing routes as they might change from season to season. And they will also differ from early season to end of season.

In this ice climbing video I will also give you tips and tricks on how to build ice climbing experience. If you have some friends who have experience and you are on a budget, you could see if they are willing taking you ice climbing. If not, you should consider hiring a mountain guide who can introduce you. In most of the major ice climbing areas you can hire mountain guides – they are not cheap, but it is an excellent way of getting started with ice climbing. Or, you could also consider joining one of the many different ice climbing festivals. They usually run clinics and workshops to build basic ice climbing skills, and that it is not that expensive.

If you are based in Europe you should check out the ice climbing festivals in:

► Rjukan Ice Festival
► Abisko Ice Climbing Festival
► Argentiere Ice Climbing Ecrin
► Cogne Ice Opening

And if you are in the US check out:

► Ouray Ice Festival
► Valdez Ice Climbing Festival
► Bozeman Ice Festival
► Cody Ice Festival

And there are plenty more!

You could also go online! If you are looking for ice climbing partners these are good places to look:



Unlike rock climbing routes, ice climbing routes change from season to season. This also means that ice climbing routes can vary in conditions throughout the season. So you have to learn how to look for whether a route is in the right conditions or not

Finally, I will give tips and tricks on a few destinations you should visit if you are a beginner. Cogne in the Gran Paradiso National Park in Northern Italy is an ice climbing mekka! But if you are looking for introductory ice crags I would highly recommend Krokan and Ozzimosis in Rjukan in Norway or Moline in Cogne in Italy. And both Rjukan and Cogne have ice climbing festivals with loads of clinics and workshops.

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Ice Climbing in Gudvangen

Far from a walk in the park, the glacial ascents of Gudvangen present numerous challenges for even the most experienced climbers. For Aymeric Clouet and Guillaume Omont though, the Norwegian frozen waterfall is a challenge they are more than willing to take. Fortunately, our athletes are equipped with Norrøna’s new trollveggen collection; the first choice of mountaineers with high requirements to excessive durability, innovative functionality, and high-performance weather protection.

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