Learn advanced techniques to improve the fun factor/efficiency on moderate terrain and to guide you through the steeper stuff. Additionally, learn techniques to move through the terrain when the ice gets thin or simply disappears. Mastering the skills in this clinic can potentially open doors to new, longer, and more technical venues in vertical world.
Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advanced Climbing Skills
Required Gear: Helmet, Harness, Climbing Shoes, Light Pair of Gloves. Please come dressed in pants and a shirt that covers the shoulders (tank tops are not recommended for ice or mixed climbing).
Optional Gear: Boots, Crampons
Demo Gear that is provided: Ice tools, Crampons, Boots
Instructor: Ari Novak
Max Participants: 10
About the Instructor
Ari Novak is an ice climber and mountaineer for La Sportiva, Petzl and Deuter based out of Bozeman Montana. Novak’s love of ice and rock climbing has led him to establish ﬁrst ascents around the country and around the world. In 2019 Novak and his team established the hardest water ice line in the Indian Himalayan “Snow Leopard” HW7 150m. In Montana, Novak established “White Tara” along with Conrad Anker who describes the route as “one of the best rock routes in the State” In Alaska, Novak has explored some of the most remote reaches of the Matanuska glacier as featured in National Geographic. Novak’s number one passion is sharing climbing through teaching ice climbing technique to enable others to enjoy the mountains as safely as possible. Novak is a regular instructor at the Ouray and Michigan Ice Festival. In addition to ice climbing Ari enjoys ski mountaineering and all things winter.