Capra Ibex Ibex
Capra ibex ibex, or in short Ibex, also known as Capricorn, is an extraordinary good climber that feels comfortable in inhospitable terrain. Preferably he finds himself between the snowfields and vertical rock walls. The Wageningen Student Alpine Club Ibex (WSAC Ibex) is for those who feel related to this born climber. Do you want to explore and extend your boundaries in the mountains, rocks or climbing gym? Do you like extraordinary views? Nature? Being active? Sleeping under the stars? Then WSAC Ibex is the right sports association for you!
AID. It all begins at the AID (Annual Introduction Days). During this week we can be found at the Campus Games and sports market. At the sports market we will have lots of sport and alpine material and we will answer all of your questions. Besides we offer a boulder clinic where you can test your 'ape factor' at the climbing wall.
Introduction period. It is possible to get familiar with Ibex before you decide on a membership. Twice a year, in first and third period, we start an introduction course. You don not have to have any climbing experience, everyone can join. If you are interested you can send an e-mail to the board.
The first few times you come along you will be guided by an instructor of Ibex that will teach you how to climb safely. After a few lessons you take an exam. Once you have passed the exam you are able to climb top-rope independently. In the beginning, you may borrow a climbing harness and other equipment from Ibex. For the introduction courses we usually go to Mountain Network in Arnhem.
This year the introduction course will be given on:
Monday 7, 14, 21, 28 September from 19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 3, 10, 17, 24 September from 19:30 - 21:30
Sunday 6, 13, 20, 27 September from 16:00 - 18:00
An introduction weekend in the real rocks is organized after the introduction course during the first period. You will go climbing with experienced instructors who will show you all the facets of rock climbing.
We usually gather around 18:45 at the Biotechnion on Thursdays. Of course you can also go on other days and if you want to see who else wants to go you can subscribe on this page. We will take the car to Mountain Network in Arnhem or to Grip in Nijmegen for climbing. Sometimes we go for bouldering to Sterk in Utrecht and of course it is also possible to boulder at our small wall at the Bongerd.
An important part of the activities of Ibex are the climbing weekends. Every year Ibex organizes around 10 trips to the rocks in Belgium, Germany and France. These areas are often located in a beautiful forest or near water, and they all have there own character. Whether you choose for the long routes at the Maas in Freyr or the rocks at Fontainebleau, it's always a lot of fun.
Besides, every year a group of Ibexers go to the Alps together to make tours of all levels. Via Ibex it's no problem to find people of your own level for the perfect active holiday. Ibex offers you the opportunity to practice your rescue techniques before you go.
Regularly Ibex organizes a barbecue where cool stories (for example about the bivouac weekend) are shared. Other activities are movie-evenings, GPS-routes, mountainbiking, skiing, etc... Check the activity agenda for the next activity.