ICE CLIMBING ECRINS

25-28January 2023

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Ice Climbing Ecrins 2024, COMING SOON!!!

Flyer Ice 2024

What’s new?
* an Ice Climbing Competition with the best EU athletes on the new ICE tower of Freissinières !
* Partners Worshops with free tests of gear, and famous athletes to guide you,
* Cool evenings with movies, special guests,
* and the BURNING Saturday night fever with Electric Geisha, then two DJs Balaphonik Sound System & Sagagnass Sound System !

And at the heart of the festival:
 ephemeral climbing on frozen ice falls (initiation and improvement) with Petzl, Camp, Millet, RAB, Lowe Alpine, Scarpa, Grivel
 safety workshops in EACH WORKSHOP with FFCAM, CRS, PGHM to behave safely in the mountains;
 but also ski touring with the ESF of Puy Saint Vincent;
free skiing with La Sportiva, Camp;
 a snowshoe workshop to discover our landscapes;
 a split-board workshop, we go up on ski touring and we go down on snowboard;
 an electrically assisted bicycle workshop for discovering the valleys ;
 and new this year, an ice dance workshop with Antoine le Menestrel.

Two new partners this year: Simond and Patagonia which will come with its all-brand jacket repair caravan ;-)

The exhibition located at the ICE Village offers, with our partners, novelties and free tests of equipment (no loans or locations, only test in the frame of partners’ workshops).

For equipment loan, please book with our local and partners shops, Roc Ecrins, Espace Montagne, King’s, Chaud Sport and Approach who offer -20 to -30% discount on presentation of the ICE badge!

For this 34th edition, we look forward to seeing you
from January 25 to 28, 2024 at Argentière la Bessée

So ready?

Contact :
iceclimbing2024@gmail.com

Workshops

How does it work? Registration ONLINE starts the 1st of December & stops the 30st at midnight!

Price and workshops:
 45 euros per day for PROGRESS workshops – for beginners having few or no practice, group of 6 to 8 per guide
 85 euros per day for PREMIUM workshops - for people who wants to improve their practice, group of 3 to 4 per guide

Partners workshops for everyone, including equipment tests (subject to availability inside each workshop), direction by mountain guides, shuttle transport.
Warning you must come with your gear, most of our partners propose tests (no rental).

REGISTRATION FOR ALL WORKSHOPS ARE MADE ON LINE ONLY & WE SEND YOUR BADGE BY EMAIL, YOUR PRESENCE (at the ICE Village) IS REQUIRED EACH DAY IN ORDER TO MEET YOUR GUIDE & TO BE INFORM WITH THE SECURITY CHECK. IN ANY CASE, YOUR MOUNTAIN GUIDE WILL SEND YOU AN SMS THE EVENING BEFORE

For the ice and ski workshops PREMIUM, a good level is required - red slope for the ski & a regular practice of ice or rock climbing.

Departures up (6:30 am) and returns (between 2 & 4 pm) are from/to the ICE village, Place du Quartz at L’Argentière la Bessée.

The workshops will be ready by the end of October, just a little more patience! Thank you :-)

Contact :
iceclimbingecrins2023@gmail.com

Concept

The most frozen event on the planet!!!

3 days of workshop, entertainment, training by mountain guides, equipment test, shuttle bus, what else?

Concept 1 : Workshops of ice climbing, ski trek, free ride, dry-tooling, snowshoes, also cycling workshops & splitboard workshops

With always the training and sharing in the heart of this event.
The expertise of FFCAM and mountain guides (60 in Ice 2023) enables us to offer initiation and improvement workshops, in dozen spots with a priority on :
 Search of avalanche victims and study of the snow-cover.
 Preparation of race (the study of ice conditions, analysis of the weather forecast, read guidebooks, map, directions).
 Using of safety materials (DVA, shovel, probe).

Concept 2 : A professional exhibition and materials tests.
The idea : test, try and approve !

Through partners of Ice Climbing, Petzl, Beal, Millet, La Sportiva, Chullanka, Grivel, Lowa, RAB, HDry, l’ESF de Puy Saint Vincent, Simond, Patagonia, Au Vieux Campeur, etc...
You can test cramps, helmet, ice pick, shoes … within the limit of available stocks. Be shure that you are autonomous with the gear, you can only test it there, no loan. Call also our partners’ shops (have a look at the Practical info part). Also, be careful : DVA, shovel and probe are obligatory !

Concept 3 : The OPEN competition: dry-tooling & icefall !

Best climbers of the world will have to be the faster! Arms vibrate, cramps screech, and ice picks are sparks for timeless show ! This new form of competition will be tested at the Champagny (dificulty) and ICE (speed) for the 2023 Olympic Games!

Cracked voice, break away!

Concept 4 : Entertainments of course !!!

The first movies Festival followed of round tables, with famous guests, musicians & dancers, concerts, DJs and work fire!!!
But also a literary café, Last news reading…
... and Free massages in the yurt by kiné professional.

So, ready?

Contact :
iceclimbingecrins2023@gmail.com

Practical infos

Online registrations start the 1st of December 2023 and stop the 30th of January 2023

Only online registrations
1. Introduce yourself at the welcome desk, in the gymnasium, we will give you your pass & a surprise
2. Each evening at 6:30pm, display of the workshops and the groups in the ICE Salon for the next day, presence of the guides

Hiring equipment and DVA:

 the best way for ice climbing or skiing is to be autonomous, you can also book equipment with local partners shops (see below)
 Equipment hire will be in the exhibition (gymnasium) only in the frame of partners workshops
 Security equipment: DVA/spade/probe are obligatory for the valleys, these kits can be hired with local partners shops (see below)
The best is to antipate!

Security

 Don’t forget your headlamp, it could save your life....
 Security briefings are indispensable before setting off to climb. If you weren’t able to attend: ask the guides to inform you about conditions.
 The valleys close at 15h, departure time for the last shuttle. Be aware of the High Mountain gendarmes, mountain security police and guides who looked after your security during the day in the valleys: don’t keep them waiting!

Think about car-sharing

http://www.covoiturage.fr/ OR http://www.laroueverte.com/ OR http://blablacar.fr

By Car

Coming from the North :
A48 motorway to Grenoble, then take the Lautaret Pass road (RN91)
Cross Briançon in the Gap direction
Follow signs for L’Argentière-La Bessée

By Italy :
A43 Maurienne motorway by the Fréjus tunnel
Take the Montgenèvre Pass
Cross Briançon in the Gap direction
Follow signs for L’Argentière-La Bessée

Coming from the South :
A51 motorway to the end (La Saulce)
Take the Briançon direction (RN 94)
Once at La Roche-de-Rame, follow signs for L’Argentière-La Bessée

By train:
To get to Pays des Ecrins by train, you will find all times and regional information on the SNCF website :
http://www.ter.sncf.com/sud-provence-alpes-cote-d-azur

List of shops

King’s Sport
La Casse, 05290 Vallouise
Tél : 04 92 23 31 20
www.kings-shop.com

Chaud Sport Puy-Saint-Vincent
Station 1600, 05290 Puy-Saint-Vincent
Tél : 04 92 23 51 55
www.bernardchaud.com

ESPACE MONTAGNE
Le Kiosque, Place Auguste Giraud
05120 L’Argentière-la-Bessée
Tél : 04 92 23 03 47
www.sport2000.fr/magasin/espace-montagne/espace-montagne-l-argentiere-la-bessee.html

List of hosts

Maison Abeil
Maison d’hôte, 4 chambres
14 rue de Serre
05120 L’Argentière-la-Bessée
Portable: +33 675 23 98 66
Site: maisonabeil.fr

Gite Alpin du Fournel
Appartement pour 4 personnes à l’Argentière la Bessée
Site: https://www.paysdesecrins.com/mon-sejour/dormir-hiver/locations-de-vacances-hiver/cieslar-sarah-gite-alpin-du-fournel-1632362
Portable: 06 37 21 79 33
Email: paul.sarah@wanadoo.fr

Clot Saint Joseph
Maison d’hôtes à Pelvoux
2 gîtes pour 6 et 10 personnes
5 chambres d’hôtes
Portable : +33 (0)6 61 63 39 37
Site : www.clotsaintjoseph.com

Gîte Refuge Le Pas du Loup
Bouchier
05120 St Martin de Queyrières
Portable : +33 (0)611 41 52 73 / +33 (0)6 08 40 03 62
E-mail : contact@lepasduloup.com
Site : www.lepasduloup.com

NEW - La Bâtie des Vigneaux
Meublé 4/6 places
Damien Genevois
Site : Www.leyssart.com
Portable :: 06 41 18 96 82
Mail : leyssart@gmail.com

Vallée de Vallouise
Locations chez Jerry Gore
Portable : +33 (0)6 89 19 75 63
E-mail : info@alpbase.com
Site : www.alpbase.fr

Le Relais de PELVOUX
Philippe Macou
Pelvoux St Antoine
05340 PELVOUX
Portable :06.19.36.46.93

Camping-Caravaneige et Spa l’Iscle de Prelles
Cécile MURZEAU
05120 Saint Martin de Queyrières
Portable :04.92.20.28.66 ou 06.88.78.62.79
Site : http://camping-iscledeprelles.com

Centrale de réservation SAEM Les Ecrins
at Puy Saint Vincent
Véronique FERRERO
Tél : 04.92.23.58.55
E-mail : centrale@puysaintvincent.info
Site : www.puysaintvincent-reservation.com

Le Moulin Papillon
Bénédicte Voruz
Rue du Fournel
05120 l’Argentière la Bessée
Téléphone : 04.92.21.85.14
Portable : 06.83.25.27.95
Mail : moulin-papillon@orange.fr
Site: http://www.moulin-papillon.com/

Gite d’étape l’Aiglière
Jérôme & Amélie
Route de l’Auchette 05290 Vallouise-Pelvoux
Téléphone : 04-92-23-72-64
Port : 06-83-14-12-35
Mail : gite.aigliere.vallouise@gmail.com
Site: http://gite-aigliere.pagesperso-orange.fr

Hôtel chez Glaizette
Hôtel Restaurant
32 Rue de la République
Téléphone: 04 92 23 10 05
Mail: hotel.glaizette@orange.fr
Site: http://www.hotelglaizette.fr

Chalet Couleurs d’en Haut
Pierre-Emmanuel ROBIN
Les Hodourenqs
05310 Freissinières
Portable: +33 7 82 98 54 59
Mail: chaletcouleursdenhaut@orange.fr
Site: www.chaletcouleursdenhaut.fr

Brin de Paille
David et Lydie Monnet
Table et chambres d’hôte, location gîte
Les Casses Prelles
05120 St Martin de Queyrieres
Téléphone : 04.92.24.77.83
Portable : 06.67.81.46.84
Mail : brindepailleprelles@gmail.com
Sites: http://gite.brindepaille.com/ & brindepaille.com

La Pierre d’Oran
Isabelle Martin
Route des Espagnols - Les Cheneviers
05120 L’Argentière La Bessée
Téléphone : 04.92.57.13.31
Portable : 06.86.47.82.19
Mail : isabelle@pierredoran.com
Site: http://www.pierredoran.com/

Hôtel** Les 5 Saisons
Camille et Martial
Les Meyries
05310 Freissinières
Téléphone: +33 (0)4 92 23 64 78
Portable: +33 (0)7 62 70 89 14
Mail: contact@les5saisons.com
Site: www.les5saisons.com

Chalets Accueil de la Biaysse
Gîte de groupe
Les Ribes - 05310 Freissinières
Téléphone: 04 92 20 93 74
Portable: 06 69 18 01 10
Mail: chaletsaccueildelabiaysse@gmail.com
Site: http://www.chalets-biaysse.fr/

Les Chalets de Vallouise
Chemin des Chambonnettes
05290 Vallouise
Téléphone : 04 92 23 30 26
Mail: info@chalet-vallouise.com
Site: http://www.chalet-vallouise.com

Chalet "Au Fil de l’Onde"
Catherine TURPIN
Les Ribes
05290 Vallouise
Téléphone: 00/33(0) 492 200 365
Portable: 00/33(0) 609 492 420
Mail: gite.aufildelonde@gmail.com
Site: http://www.aufildelonde.fr

Hôtel L´Edelweiss ‎
Rière Pont
05290 Vallouise
Téléphone: +33 4 92 23 38 58
Portable: 06 60 90 01 54
Mail: hotel.vallouise@gmail.com
Site: http://www.hotel-edelweiss-vallouise.com/

Hôtel Les Vallois
Rière Pont
05290 Vallouise
Téléphone: 04 92 23 33 10
Mail: hotel@lesvallois.com
Site: http://www.lesvallois.com/

Hôtel de la Gare
48 Avenue Charles de Gaulle
05120 L’Argentière la Bessée
Téléphone: 04 92 23 10 98
Mail: hoteldelagareecrins@orange.fr

Manali
Chambres d’Hôtes
Mr et Mme PIERARD Françoise & Patrick
D 212, La Casse
05290 VALLOUISE
Téléphone : 04 92 23 41 81
Portable : 06 20 33 31 58
Mail: manali.pierard@orange.fr

Maison Estienne
Route des Écrins
05120 Les Vigneaux
Téléphone: 04 92 20 26 71
Mail : info@maisonestienne.com

Le Rucher du Martagon
Mr et Mme LUCAS Sébastien et Christine
Apiculteurs - Chambres et table d’hôtes
Les Seyes
05310 CHAMPCELLA
Téléphone: 04 92 20 97 56
Site: http://www.lerucherdumartagon.com/

Chalet INUKSHUK
La Batie des Vigneaux
Appartements 4 personnes ou chambres d’hotes
Téléphone: 06.32.47.03.54
Portable: 04.92.23.09.65
Site: http://www.montagne-alpes-ecrins.com

Gîte les Carlines
Sandrine Lacroix
05120 Les Vigneaux
Téléphone: 04 92 23 02 74
Mail: gite.lescarlines@wanadoo.fr
Site: http://www.gitelescarlines.com/

Centre Alpin de l’Eychauda
Nicolas CHAUD
Le Sarret F- 05340 PELVOUX
Téléphones: 04 92 23 49 51
Site: http://www.chaletleychauda.ffcam.fr

Entre Terre et Ciel
Geert Vennix et Anne van Galen
La Balme
05120 Les Vigneaux
Téléphone: 0492 436 998
Mail: anne@terreetciel.eu
site: www.terreetciel.eu

Ice Rock Backpacker
18 Avenue de Vallouise
05120 L’argentière-la-Bessée
Tél : 04-92-49-39-53
ou 06-32-23-52-30
Email : Icerockhotel@gmail.com & Site: http://icerockhotel.com/

NEW
AlpBase.com
Our friend Jerry also proposes accomodations during your trip!
Tél : +33 689 19 75 63
Mail: jerry@alpbase.com
site: www.alpbase.com

AUSSI:

 Un appartement disponible à l’Argentière-la-Bessée pendant la semaine de l’ICE, contacter Helen Laundon sur le site http://www.alpsun.com

 Un meublé sympa (classé ***) pour deux personnes, disponible à l’Argentière-la-Bessée pendant l’ICE! Plus d’infos sur: http://gitedufournel.fr ou contactez directement Rodolphe GODIN au 06 74 21 68 19 et rodolphe.godin@free.fr

 Un appartement (4 personnes) qui est disponible à Valouise La Casse. Pour le renseignement l’adresse émail est: info@alpbase.com ou http://www.alpbase.fr/accommodations/view/Apt.+Les+Valerianes

For more informations : http://www.paysdesecrins.com/

Contact :
iceclimbingecrins2023@gmail.com

Registration

Registrations on line start the 1th of December 2023
Registrations on line stop the 30th of December 2023 midnight

In the event is cancelled due in case of "force majeure", the ICE will reimburse you by re-crediting your card (- bank transaction fees, 5 euros).

Equipment for searching for avalanche victims, spale, and probe for workshops are required. Shuttle and valley access control.

For the ice and ski workshops IMPROVEMENT, a very good level is required - black slope for the ski & a regular practice of ice climbing these last two years.

Warning, please take with you :

  • FFME licence, FFCAM licence.
  • Identity card or passport required.

At 6:00pm, display of the groups & workshops in the ICE Salon for the next day, presence of the guides partners’ workshops - FFCAM, Petzl, Camp, ATK, Lowe Alpine, RAB, Lowa, La Sportiva, Salomon, Black Diamond, Scarpa, Simond, Patagonia, ESF

INDEPENDENTS CLIMBERS
 to go in the Valleys of Fournel and Freissinières & to benefit from shuttles & radios, you must be registered to ICE festival at the Independant ice climbers + be assured at least with a daily license (sold on site) + observe safety precautions that will be distributed at the entrance,
 reminders of safety rules:
# getting out of the Valleys before 4pm
# have a first aid kit, a headlamp
# test the radio with the controller guide at the entrance of the Valley (radio lend by the organization)
# attend the security briefing at 6:30pm each evening at the ICE Village

Please go below for registration, registration is individual.

Online registration form

Partners

The ICE is supported and co-organised by the FFCAM, the Région SUD and the Communauté de Communes du Pays des Ecrins.


Below, ALL our partners : Thank you !!!




Contact :
iceclimbing2024@gmail.com

Program

ICE 2024 Password: Commitment! - And you? Are you committed?

THURSDAY 25 January
16h Opening of the ICE village, reception and registration. Meet at Place du Quartz
18h30 Compulsory SAFETY briefing
19h Information provided in the Sports Complex on the next day’s workshops. The guides will also be available
20h Closure of the Sports Complex followed by evening meal in heated tents
21h OPENING EVENING and discussion on the theme of Environmental responsibility, how to embrace the change? in the ICE Village
23h Shuttle buses return to Freissinières and Pelvoux

FRIDAY 26 January
7-8h Reception and registration. Departure of shuttle buses to the workshop sites. Meet at Place du Quartz
16h Shuttle buses return to ICE Village
16-20h Dry-tooling demonstration and opportunity to test equipment from our partners in the Sports Complex
18h Compulsory SAFETY briefing
18h30 Information provided in the Sports Complex on the next day’s workshops. The guides will also be available
20h Closure of the Sports Complex followed by evening meal in heated tents
21h FILM&DISCUSSION EVENING on the theme of Security in the mountains, why doesn’t zero risk exist? in the ICE Village
23h Shuttle buses return to Freissinières and Pelvoux

SATURDAY 27 January
7-8h Reception and registration. Departure of shuttle buses to the workshop sites. Meet at Place du Quartz
9-11h Qualifying rounds of the OPEN International ice climbing competition on the Freissinières tower
14-16h Final of the OPEN International on the Freissinières tower, mulled wine and entertainment
16h Shuttle buses return to ICE Village
16-20h Dry-tooling demonstration and opportunity to test equipment from our partners in the Sports Complex
18h Compulsory SAFETY briefing
18h30 Information provided in the Sports Complex on the next day’s workshops. The guides will also be available
19h OPEN International awards ceremony in the ICE Village
20h Closure of the Sports Complex followed by evening meal in heated tents, followed by FIREWORKS
21h CONCERTS featuring the group ELEKTRIC GEISHA, and DJs from Balaphonik Sound System AND Sagagnass Sound System, in the ICE Village
23-1h Shuttle buses return to Freissinières et Pelvoux

SUNDAY 28 January
7-8h Reception and registration. Departure of shuttle buses to the workshop sites. Meet at Place du Quartz
15h Return of shuttle buses and closure of the ICE Village and the Sports Complex, sniff, sniff....

Contact :
iceclimbing2024@gmail.com

TEASERS

After ICE 2022

Teaser ICE 2022

After ICE 2021

After Ice 2021.

Teaser ICE 2021

Teaser Ice 2021

ICE 2019’s conclusion

TEASER 2019

ICE 2018’s conclusion

TEASER 2018

ICE 2017’s conclusion

TEASER 2017

TEASER 2016

TEASER 2015

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