2019 International Youth Ice Climbing Camp in Guillestre, Hautes Alpes

Please note registration for this event is closed as of 21 January, 2019.
Registration is now open for the 2019 edition of the annual UIAA Global Youth Series Ice Climbing Camp in Guillestre.

The main goal of this youth ice climbing camp is to learn and practice many forms of ice climbing: one pitch, or routes with many pitches.

24 February – 2 March, 2019

In Guillestre, near Briançon in the French Alps (region Rhones Alpes, departement 05, “Hautes Alpes).

All the ice climbing sites are described on the site: http://www.ice-fall.com

The camp will be based at the Youth gite (hut), called “Auberge des 4 Vents”

Association Entre Guil et Mets, Adeline +334 92 50 54 11 / +337 85 34 63 79
E: entreguiletmets@hotmail.com

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

All the staff are qualified to supervise this event; instructors in Alpinism.

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 4 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 (can be rented by staff), one avalanche detector device (can 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 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.

250 EUR per participant, payable on arrival to the organiser. Accommodation, full board, instructor and organisational costs included (except midday picnic) .

Registration deadline:
31 January 2019

The main goal of this youth climbing camp is to practice many forms of ice climbing, one single pitch, or routes with many pitches; all the ice climbing sites are described on this link: http://www.ice-fall.com/

There is also during the camp a training with a guide for future Ice Instructors FFCAM; during this training camp, we wil explain:

  • the use of different sort of equipment (ice screw, crampons, ice axe)
  • the ways to climb on ice safely and to make a safe belay
  • to experience the ice and its quality
  • a first approach how to climb in “dry tooling” and also how to manage an ice training school for inexperienced climbers.

Please note that even if registration requests are submitted before this deadline, it is not a guarantee of participation. The camp could be full before this deadline.

For all logistical details, to register and further information please download the dedicated Event Guide.

Images from previous camps:

About UIAA Global Youth Summit events:
These events are a great opportunity to meet a varied group of young climbers from home and abroad, and make new friends, as well as exchange climbing techniques.

Further details about UIAA Youth Events.

All images courtesy of Christian Biard