Urbanity on Ice

Do It Yourself
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Ice Climbing - I think I can

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If you do, expect to pay about $60/day for instruction. Dress as you would for any wintertime outdoors activity - in layers with a polypropylene or another wicking fabric base; good gloves are essential, but on warmer days, good fleece gloves will suffice. In truth, fear of heights isn't a big factor - you're seldom looking down, more often looking up or directly in front of you. With someone properly working belay, there's a high safety factor.

This is not a sport you go at alone there's too much equipment required, too much danger. Find a qualified guiding service and/or school. In Quebec City, you can reach L'Ascensation at 2350, Avenue du Colisee, Quebec City, G1L 5A1; phone 1-800-ROC-GYMS; website www.rocgyms.com.

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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