Ice Climbing Retreat
Ice climbing trip to Cody, Wyoming in the South fork of the Shoshone river
Dates: Trip (A) January 26 - 28, 2024
Registration Deadline January 12, 2024
Trip (B) March 1-3, 2024
Registration Deadline February 16th,2024
Join us for the all-women ice climbing trip to Cody! We will stay 2 nights in a cozy Airbnb in town and provide breakfast and one dinner. This is a low ratio trip with one guide for every 2 participants.
Cody, or better the South Fork of the Shoshone river in Wyoming offers endless magically frozen waterfalls on the volcanic rock fromations. Learn more about the techniques in ice climbing and experience a multi-pitch day on ice!
The group size will be 4 participants. You will meet other adventurous ladies that are keen to explore new areas and learn more about ice climbing.
Difficulty & Fitness
This weekend is suitable for beginners, however some ice climbing experience is required in order to participate in multi-pitch climbing (WI3). You need to be able to hike in snow and uneven terrain for an hour.
March is generally warmer and allows for a fair weather climbing experience. The mountains are not as predictible as other topographical features and we might encouter bad weather in form of snow storms and below 0 temps. However, we are planning on sunshine and clear skies ;-).
Cody is an entry port for Yellowstone NP and has it's own airport! It is a 4 hour drive from Bozeman and a 7 hour drive from Colorado.
Lodging & Gear
We will provide a cozy Air b'n'b for participants in Cody. Rooms might have more then one bed, please inquire for a private room. We will provide two home-made breakfasts and one dinner, the second night we will eat out. Please pack your own lunches and snacks for the day.
Please bring mountaineering boots or request with us, we have a very limited selection of boots.
Once the trip is booked we will send you a complete gear list.
Beginner - Intermediate (WI2-4)
Ability to carry a 25 lb backpack in snow and uneven terrain for one hour
Add-on for private room (depends on availability)
December - March
For the optional multi-pitch day (day 2) you need to have some ice climbing experience.
Lodging, breakfasts & 1 dinner, 1 single pitch day, 1 (optional) multi-pitch day
Lunches and snacks, 1 dinner transportation, personal items, and guide gratuity
4:00 pm Meet at the Air bnb with your guide, gear check, expectations for the weekend, basics of ice techniques
7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Leaving town to one of the ice climbing crags
6:00 pm Dinner in town
7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Leaving town for your multi-pitch day! Or heading out to a single pitch area if preferred.
4:00 pm Depature
Meet your guides
Anju grew up in Berlin, Germany and lived in Turkey, Chile and the USA. In the winter she is found ice guiding and instructing skiing at Red Lodge Mountain. In the summer she guiding mountain, alpine and rock climbs. She has been climbing for 10 years all over Europe, the US and South America. Her passion is to explore cultures through rock climbing trips, that is why she speaks German, English, Spanish and some Turkish. She is also passionate about mental health and continuously explores the world of emotional awareness and perception. In her free time she is found rock climbing, ice climbing or skiing.
Allie has been climbing for over 10 years and started ice and mixed climbing in 2019. Since then she has climbed in wintery terrain in Ouray, the Adirondacks, Alaska, and lastly her backyard the South Fork of the Shoshone.
She is passionate about guiding rock and ice but also works as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit in Cody. Her love for exploring wild places through the art of alpinism continues to grow and she now carries a curiosity for big routes in the alpine and has debuted this newfound zest with objectives in the Alaska Range. Allie loves climbing for the deep connections fostered while in the mountains; to self, others, and the beautiful world around us.