Bela G. Vadasz
Technical Director
IFMGA Internationally Licensed
Mountain Guide

Snow & Ice Climbing

Donner Ice Climbing
The Donner Ice Program is designed to complement our June Lake & Lee Vining weekend programs. They are simple, easy access day courses that don't require a complete trip around the Sierra to go ice climbing. ASI offers a series of programs for first time ice climbers to more experienced climbers looking for greater challenges and developing new skills.

Try Ice Climbing     1 Day
Donner Pass
Frozen waterfalls have developed great ice climbing right here at Donner Pass! Join ASI Guides at the Backcountry Adventure Center for a Top-Roped Ice Climbing Adventure.

Intro To Snow Climbing     1 Day
First The Ice Axe
You will learn to use your axe for self-belay and arrest, kick steps efficiently, handle the rope in a variety of snow belays, glissade and are introduced to cramponing.

Crevasse Rescue Skills     1 Day
We will practice the strategies of roped glacier travel and evaluate the two most important raising systems for expedient crevasse rescue for small teams.

June Lake & Lee Vining Ice Climbing
On the East Side of the Sierra, we have access to some of the best ice climbing in California. ASI offers one and two day programs to experience the beautiful frozen blue medium.

Winter Ice Climbing Level 1-3     2 Day
These winter ice climbing weekends are designed for beginning to advanced ice and mixed climbers.

Shasta Ice Climbing
Mt. Shasta offers its share of snow and ice, including the largest glacier in California. It's a great mountain to enhance your snow and ice skills.

Mt. Shasta, Glacial Ice Seminar     4 Day
The complete big mountain glacier skills seminar including a summit ascent via a Northside route.

Also see Mt. Shasta Summit Climbs

*The above climbs can be combined and/or scheduled through
  Private Arrangement

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