International Youth Ice Climbing Camp (Guillestre) France 2016

Location: Guillestre (Hautes Alpes), France

21 - 27 February 2016

The main goal of this youth ice climbing camp is for young people to learn many forms of ice climbing, one pitch, or routes with many pitches. Whatever your level there is something for you including a chance to meet young climbers from around the world.


The camp is situated in Guillestre, near Briançon in Southern Alps of France (region Rhones Alpes, departement 05, "Hautes Alpes). This is the same location of the international Ice Climbing event of L’Argentière la Bessée.

Please click on this link to check climbing information about climbing sites

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation will be provided at the youth gite "Auberge des 4 vents"

Rooms for 4 people, breakfast and dinner are provided by the gite and are included in the price.

Staff / Leaders

All staff are qualified to supervise this event and are Alpinism instructors.


Young people from 16 to 26 years old. Participants should lead climb at a minimum of 5b French grade, and should be autonomous for managing belay. We will be offering places to maximum of six participants per country Federation.

Participants younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult Climber/coach, who is able to look after them during this meet. 


Climbing harness, winter alpinism shoes with ice crampons, climbing helmet, belay device and 05 quick draws (UIAA standard/CEN), 2 ice axes (could be rented by staff), one avalanche detector device (could be rented from staff), 05 ice screws, sun glasses & cream, sleeping bag, head torch, winter climbing clothing and toiletry kit, water bottle, any personal medication. 


Participants should be insured for accident, rescue, third party liability and travel which is valid for participating in the programme of climbing and trekking. A copy of each insurance should be presented to the organisers on arrival. 

Entry visas

If your representatives need to obtain an entry visa, please confirm their names and passport numbers to the contact emails as soon as possible as Visa processing is a very lengthy process.


240 EUR per participant, payable on arrival to the organiser. Accommodation, full board, leading and organisational costs included (except midday picnic). 
Information and Registration
For full information click here.

To register please complete and follow the instructions on this form

Registration deadline: 14 February 2016.

For additional information about registration and arrival hours, please contact

Christian is a member of the National Commissions of Youth and Mountaineering of FFCAM, member of Pyrenees Regional Committee and head of Mountaineering and Youth sections at CAF-Toulouse.