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The French Alpine Club, Toulouse, is facilitating another of their highly successful INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ICE CLIMBING Camp, which is held in Guillestre, Hautes Alpes (05), in France.

  • Participants: Youth members aged 16 to 26 years. Participants should lead rock climb at a minimum of 5b French grade, and should be autonomous for managing belay. We will be offering places to maximum of 4 participants per country Federation. Participants younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult Climber/coach/guardian, who is able to look after them during this meet.
  • Equipment: climbing harness, winter alpinism shoes with ice crampons, climbing helmet, belay device and 05 quick draws (UIAA standard/CEN), 2 ice axes (could be rented by staff), one avalanche detector device (could be rented from staff), 05 ice screws, sun glasses & cream, sleeping bag, head torch, winter climbing clothing and toiletry kit, water bottle.
  • Insurance: Participants should be insured for accident, rescue, third party liability and travel which is valid for participating in the programme of climbing and trekking. A copy of each insurance certificate should be presented to the organisers on arrival.
  • Entry visas: South Africans need a visa for France and we can assist with obtaining support documentation from the organisers.
  • Price: 250 EUR per participant, payable on arrival to the organiser. Accommodation, full board, leading and organisational costs included (except picnic of midday on one of the days).
  • FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Youth members wishing to attend can apply for financial assistance from the Centenary Journal Youth Fund – details and qualifying criteria can be obtained from the MCSA Secretary: please email secretary@mcsa.org.za for information.

Registration deadline: 6 January 2020 FOR SOUTH AFRICANS. This is to allow time to get visa support documentation, applying for visa etc. These are the details of the Camp. MCSA has had several members attend one of these camps before and the feedback is that they are superb. We can assist with travel and visa arrangements.