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How to Start Ice Climbing

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Winter’s most vertical sport? Ice climbing. Watch experienced climber Claire Kleese coach total n00b Wes Siler how to ascend his first ice wall. Spoiler: it’s a lot harder than it looks. Follow along to see what you can expect on your first guided ice climb. Wes is convinced you just might like it.

Claire recommends Montana Alpine Guides, whose two-day Introduction to Ice course costs $495 and includes all equipment.

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