Alpine Ambassadors-Hosted Water Ice Trips


Alpine Ambassadors-Hosted Water Ice Trips - Ouray Ice Park

An ice climbing trip run together with Colorado Mountain Club for dedicated climbing volunteers with previous ice climbing experience.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Thu, Jan 10, 2019 — Sun, Jan 13, 2019
  • Alpine Ambassadors
  • Climbing, Outdoor Leadership
  • Adults
  • Challenging

We’ll be meeting at the Cutler Creek House Thursday at 6:30pm. Please plan to have had dinner beforehand, as our meeting will likely be an hour or two. (if that’s cutting it close for you, bring your dinner to the meeting). Please arrive promptly, as the meeting will start with introductions.

Alpine Ambassadors is a community of advanced climbers in The Mountaineers, who provide climbing growth and mentorship for top Mountaineers climbing volunteers, often beyond what typical Mountaineers courses offer. Climbing mentorship is provided by the team of Alpine Ambassadors who are coordinating the trip. Participants are responsible for their own travel and food expenses, but the trip leaders are only responsible for their food expenses (travel is covered for leaders). An application is required to participate in trips hosted by the Alpine Ambassadors.


Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • helmet
  • harness
  • sturdy mountaineering boots, preferably with toe welts
  • well fitting and sharp crampons, preferably with vertical front points (dual or mono) and toe bails (rather than straps)
  • two ice tools
  • cordelette
  • 3-4 locking carabiners
  • 3-4 ice screws, mostly 13-16cm
  • 3-4 quick draws (shorter is better)
  • PAS, purcell prusik or double length nylon sling
  • eye protection (shield or glasses)
  • multiple pairs of ice climbing gloves 
  • warm belay jacket
  • 10 essentials


  • large thermos for hot drinks, possibly 2nd thermos for a hot meal
  • hand warmers
  • neck warmer
  • GriGri
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