Ice climbing is very important to us because Quebec is the ideal country to learn about this practice.
This activity is naturally a winter activity since it is carried out on ice walls formed by the runoff of water on rocky cliffs.
The tools used for ascension are:
-For hands: ice axes -
For the feet: crampons.
Safety is provided by a rope connected to a harness at the hips of the climber. The principle is very similar to rock climbing, only the medium changes.
Activity cost per person $ 153 (before taxes)
The minimum age is 16 years old.
Important note intended for persons traveling in Canada, ie non-residents in Canada and therefore not covered by the provincial insurance plan:
The ice climbing activity offered by '' C'est Plein Air '' is very safe and supervised by trained and experienced professionals. Nevertheless, it remains an activity that involves certain risks. To avoid surprises in case of problems, make sure that your travel insurance covers the ice climbing activity because often travel insurance exclude certain sports activities called "dangerous". '' C'est Plein Air '' does not support evacuation costs. It is for this reason that we advise you to take out a travel insurance that will protect you during your outdoor activities during your stay. We offer two solutions: You can apply for insurance (claim) on the TUGO insurance website by opening an account and applying for "hospital and medical insurance for visitors to Canada". This insurance can be taken by the day. For more information see the following link: https://www.tugo.com/en/travel-insurance/sport/ Or call Assu-Risques (Pascal Horvath insurance broker at 514 448 7808) who will offer you a complete travel insurance for the duration of your stay. You can also consult the website https://www.assu-risques.com/sports.htm/
Difficulty level: intermediate
Duration: one day
The rendezvous is set at the Jarry metro station at the Berri exit at 10:00.
Progress of the activity
10 am Departure from Jarry metro
11 am Arrival on the parking lot
11:15 am Theory, safety instructions and first practice
12:30 pm Lunch break at the edge of the cliff
12:45 pm Resumption of the activity
3:30 pm Departure to Montreal