Registration opens for Ice Climbing Ecrins Festival

Report by planetFear
Tuesday 6th December 2011

 


The registration is now open for the 2012 Ecrins Ice Festival.

Go to the website: www.ice-climbing-ecrins.com for further details

This international Ice Climbing Ecrins event is open to all. The event will take place from Thursday 12 January to Sunday 15 January in L'Argentière la Béssée ( Department 05) amongst the most beautiful icefalls in Europe.

 

 


Itinerary for the festival is as follows: 

Thursday  12th January

- 5 PM Expo opening and distribution of demo gear

- 5 PM to 10:30 PM : Welcoming of participants, workshop registration, accommodation check-in

- 8:30 PM : Safety and conditions briefing

- 9:00 PM : Films

- 10:45 PM : End of activities, shuttle buses to accommodations.

 

Friday 13th January

- 6:45 AM : Distribution of picnic lunches

- 7:00 AM : Shuttle bus departures for those climbing independently

- 7:30 AM : Shuttle bus departures for workshops in the Fournel and Freissinières valleys

- 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Climbing workshops

- 4:00 to 7:30 PM : Massages in the yurt

- 8:30 PM : Safety and conditions briefing

- 9:30 PM : Films

Ecrins Ice Festival 2012

Saturday 14th January

- 6:45 AM : Distribution of picnic lunches

- 7:00 AM : Shuttle bus departures for those climbing independently

- 7:30 AM : Welcome and registration for Dry Tooling competition participants. Proof of FFCAM membership necessary.

- 7:30 AM : Shuttle bus departures for workshops in the Fournel and Freissinières valleys.

- 8:30 AM : Shuttle bus departure for the Dry Tooling competition

- 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Climbing workshops

- 2:00 PM : Big Air contest sign up. Proof of FFCAM membership required.

- 3:00 to 5:00 PM : Jam session: Big Air contest qualifications

- 6:00 PM : Finals for the Dry Tooling and Big Air competitions.

- 7:45 PM : Awards ceremony.

- 8:00 PM : Fireworks at the foot of the artificial ice climb

- 8:15 PM : Dinner at the Place du Quartz at the ICE Expo

- 9:00 PM : Concert

- 10:00 PM : Shuttle buses back to accommodation

- 1:00 AM : Last shuttles back to accommodation.

 

Sunday 16th January

- 6:45 AM : Distribution of picnic lunches

- 7:00 AM : Shuttle bus departures for those climbing independently

- 7:30 AM : Shuttle bus departures for workshops in the Fournel and Freissinières valleys.

- 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Climbing workshops

- 4:00 PM : Return of demo gear to expo stands

- 5:00 PM : Expo closing.

 

 

www.ice-climbing-ecrins.com 

 

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Comments

Ecrins Ice Festival 2012 - 04/01/2012
Super fun Ice fest - europe's biggest and longest running ice fest. Free ice climbing instruction for beginners. If you need accommodation or ice conditions update email me at jerry@alpbase.com Jerry Gore AlpBase.com

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