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Women's Intro Ice Climbing Course

Learn to Ice Climb in an Empowering All-Women Setting

Other Ice Programs: Advanced Ice Climbing Seminar | Private Ice Climbing

                                Intro to Ice Climbing Course | Intermediate Ice Climbing Course


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Location: Ouray Ice Park in Ouray, CO

Dates:  February 11-12, 2017

Cost: $419.00 per person

Cost includes: Instruction and guiding with AMGA certified guide Angela Hawse; ice climbing equipment including boots, crampons, ice tools, harness, and helmet; and group gear including hardware and ropes.

Cost does not include: Transportation, food, lodging, gratuities to guides, travel insurance, personal insurance, or personal clothing and day supplies for ice climbing (see equipment list below).

Prerequisites: No experience is required.

Client to guide ratio: Maximum of 4:1


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In this all-women ice climbing course you will learn the fundamentals of ice climbing in a supportive, fun-focused atmosphere.

Taught by AMGA "Guide of the Year" Angela Hawse
This special women's ice climbing course is taught by one of the most experienced and respected female guides in the industry, Angela Hawse.  Angela has been guiding for over 20 years and was awarded the prestigious "Guide of the Year" award by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) in 2011. She has been leading women's climbing programs for many years including a successful all-women expedition that reached the summit of Ama Dablam (22,494') in Nepal. Not only is Angela at the top of the ranks as a guide, she is also a wonderfully caring and compassionate person who makes climbing comfortable and fun. 

Learn to Ice Climb in an Empowering All-Women Setting

Our Women's Ice Climbing Course provides an introduction to ice climbing in an empowering all-women setting.  You will learn the basics of ice climbing in a fun-focused, encouraging, and supportive environment.  This special program offers an opportunity for women to experience ice climbing with other women and under the tutelage of one of the industry's finest female guides, Angela Hawse.

Climb with a Local Ouray Guide Service

We are local guide service based in Ouray, CO.  Our intimate knowledge of the Ouray Ice Park and surrounding San Juan Mountains will ensure you visit the best climbing spots in the area. In fact, the lead guide for our women's ice climbing course, Angela Hawse, is one of the longest running ice climbing instructors in the region.  In addition, our office on 7th Avenue provides a comfortable and convenient location for group meetings and equipment outfitting.

We'll Get You on the Ice!
Our carefully designed curriculum and thoughtful approach to teaching makes ice climbing fun and enjoyable for just about anyone, including those who have never climbed before.  We also provide top-of-the-line equipment that allows for easier climbing with less fatigue, and our use of the Ouray Ice Park gives us access to some of the world's best beginner terrain.

AMGA Certification
Peak Mountain Guides staff members Angela Hawse, Geoff Unger, and Tim Brown are AMGA certified American Mountain Guides and IFMGA internationally licensed guides.

Peak Mountain Guides LLC | 280 7th Avenue | PO Box 1025 | Ouray, CO 81427 | 970-325-7342 |

IFMGA internationally licensed guides