Learn to Climb Technical Terrain

Tip from Jorge Kozjuli

Chris Davenport belays Seth Wescott up a steep pitch     Photo: Jim Harris

If you are getting into ski mountaineering, I recommend getting some alpine, rock and ice climbing experience in order to get used to exposed ridges and steep terrain. Some knowledge and comfort with ice climbing will make a big difference, building a feeling and love for your tools like crampons and an ice axe.

Check out:
Climbing areas like the Ouray Ice Park
Climbing festivals like the Bozeman Ice Festival
Or try a local guide company like Jorge’s

Jorge Kozulj is one of the few UIAGM-IFMGA guides settled in Patagonia, Argentina who has dedicated his career to ski mountaineering. He has been leading trips since 1999, exploring remote locations along the Andes looking for steeps, all the way from Northern Patagonia to Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre

Website: www.andescross.com

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