Winter

Adventures in winter are always special.  There is something very pure and majestic about winter time in Norway, with the frozen landscape revealing itself as a still and harsh beauty.

Ice climbing isklatre

Winter Climbing

Touring

Avalanche

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Mountaineering

 

winter touring

Touring


Winter Climbing

At Valdres Guides we offer a full range of bespoke winter climbing courses on both Ice and mixed, in the valley and in the high mountains.  All courses are to the Norwegian Fjellsports standard.

ice climbing isklatring

Just a little taste
If you wish to try ice climbing, just to get a little taste before you shell out on all that expensive gear then we can provide short introduction, full day or half day courses.

Contact us for more details.

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Winter climbing courses – Foundation

This course will teach you from the very basics to lead climbing in winter.  Mainly focused around ice climbing, the week long course will cover basics including, movement on ice, route choice, security, basic avalanche evaluation and buddy rescue.  The course will be run on single pitch and multi pitch terrain in and around Valdres.

Price per person:  Dependent on how many days you require:  Between 4000 for 3.5days to 7000 nok for 6.5 days (inc. accommodation)

If you want more advice or to start planning, please  contact us.

ice climbing isklatring

Bespoke Winter climbing courses
If you already have climbing experience, but want to further your knowledge, then this is the course for you.  After discussing your goals we can formulate a bespoke course.  You may wish to focus on technique or progress from single pitch routes on to multi pitch climbs.  You may just wish to climb in a new area of Norway and want local knowledge and expertise to get the most out of your climbing trip.  All this we can help you with.

Price per person: Dependent on how many days you require:  Between 3500 for 3.5days to 6500 nok for 6.5 days (+accommodation)

Please just contact us to discuss your requirements.


Avalanche

The beauty of winter has a harsh unforgiving reality, but with careful planning, knowledge and discipline the risk of avalanches can be greatly reduced.

Skredkurs avalanche courses

Avalanche – The basics – Nordic / Alpine
This weekend course will teach the basics in a friendly informal manner.  It will cover planning your tour, understanding avalanche bulletins, weather forecasts, understanding terrain, especially terrain traps and basic rescue techniques.

The course will focus heavily on what is called “the human factor”  and “self reflection” both these area are turning out to be vital in avoiding being caught in an avalanche.

The course runs from Friday evening to Sunday.  Both Saturday and Sunday will be spent out on tour in real terrain.  The main focus is on gaining knowledge and learning therefore the tours are not technical or demanding and will suit all abilities of Nordic ski competence.

If you would like any other information please contact us.


Mountaineering

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