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Ice Climbing

Rise to the frozen challenges of elevated beauty!

Take the next steps in your mountaineering career and experience the frozen delights of nature! Warm up to the cooler side of the outdoors and beyond when entering the rewarding world of this captivating sport!
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

James Dickinson

5.00

July, 2022

Ala Archa 7-day mountaineering course

Anastasiya was fantastic. The course was a perfect mix of skill development and climbing and I came away feeling like I learnt a lot as well as having had one of the most enjoyable trips I could have imagined. This was largely down to Anastasiya’s extensive knowledge and experience and her ability to perfectly tailor the trip to the precise level required. If considering a trip to Kyrgyzstan, I could not recommend Anastasiya highly enough.

Rob

5.00

April, 2022

Ben Nevis Mountain, U.K., Guided Winter Ascent

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Andy Serkis

4.00

April, 2022

Ice Training programme 1+ day in Zermatt

I found the session with Herbert, which included glacier travel safety and crevasse rescue, to be extremely helpful. Thankyou Herbert for your advice, and all the team at Explore-share for connecting us.

Christophe Thomas

5.00

April, 2022

All-inclusive outdoor winter sports week program in the Lyngen Alps

This week with my family was just...Amizing ! All the staff there was perfect and the place...no word ! We will be back !

Li-hsin Tu

5.00

March, 2022

Winter climbing on Mount Tanigawa

It was my first winter mountaineering experience, and I had a wonderful time. Hiroko is great guide. She is professional, knowledgable, and very patient. Also, her love for Tanigawadake and the Minakami area is both inspiring and contagious. It made me want to come back and experience the area in a different season. My only complaint is that our email communication was a little slow. Overall I highly recommend this tour.

Isaak Unger

5.00

February, 2022

Lyngen ice climbing and Northern Lights tour

We wanted ice climbing and we got exactly that. The gear we used was in good shape and we had a ton of fun. What can you ask more for?

Paul Mulligan

5.00

February, 2022

Sassolungo, Val di Fassa, Goulotte, Guided Ice Climb

Had a great ice climbing trip with Renato, a real nice guy ,very helpful and encouraging.

Ching Kuo

5.00

February, 2022

Ice climbing course for beginners in the Yatsugatake Mountains, Japan (2 days)

Aoyama san is a great guide! He is very proficient and I feel very safe ice climbing with him. In a 2 day trip we went to different ice falls and learned a lot of technics related to ice climbing. Highly recommended his course if you would like to learn ice climbing/mountaineering.

Peter Hilborg

5.00

February, 2022

1+ day Ice Climbing with a local guide in Rjukan, Norway

Jørn was a terrific guide. Strong emphasiz on our level and ambitions, and what we'd like to do. Definitely an experienced climber and instructor!

Tamás Lanci

5.00

February, 2022

Felbertauern 3-day ice climbing basic course, East Tyrol

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Undine Lasater

5.00

January, 2022

Introductory ice climbing day in Germany

Bernd is a great teacher and guide. My husband and I are so glad that we had him as first timers for ice climbing. Aside from being knowledgeable, he is a very kind, warm and genuine person.

Bea Baharier

5.00

January, 2022

Goulottes ice climbing in the Mt Blanc range

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James Dickinson

5.00

January, 2022

Ice climbing course for beginners in Rjukan, Norway

Pawel was a fantastic guide, I couldn’t have hoped for anything better for my first trip ice climbing. In particular I was very impressed with his ability to make sure that I was always challenged but never entirely out of my depth and his coaching helped me to develop without overloading me with information.

Eduardo Mendoza

5.00

January, 2022

Sottoguda, Dolomites, Guided Ice Climbing

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Tatsuya Sato

5.00

January, 2022

Climbing Mojon Rojo, El Chaltén

Mojon Rojo was my second climb with Merlin (I climbed Cerro Electrico with him 2 days earlier.) But it was like climbing with your old friend. I had an amazing time climbing with him. His climbing skills and knowledge are top notch. I can’t wait to climb more peaks in Patagonia with him.

John Goodbred

5.00

January, 2022

Ice climbing day in the Catskills, New York

It was a perfect day of learning to Ice Climb. The guide, Simon, was awesome! He picked, and fixed great routes for me to successfully scale, challenge myself, learn and have fun! Multiple successful first ascents on different difficulty lines! It was exactly what I wanted the day to be! The "Aprés Climb," at a local Brewery after was fun. Had a beer and an appetizer, a lot of laughs and good conversation! Well done mates! Well done!

Markus Trenker

5.00

January, 2022

Val di Fassa, Dolomites, Guided Ice Climbing

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Frank Van Nieulande

4.00

January, 2022

Ice climbing for beginners around Chamonix

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Zhizong Mark NG

5.00

December, 2021

Winter mountaineering custom trips in Germany or Austria

Bernd is a great guide with a wealth of knowledge. My wife and I enjoyed our time with him immensely. He is able to be able to choose the expedition according to our needs. We will definitely do a multi day trip if possible and if there’s a chance. 5star guide

Teresa Zampaglione

5.00

December, 2021

Dolomites, South Tyrol, Guided Ice Climbing

Marco was professional, accomodating and a very friendly guide. Couldn’t have asked for better! He went out of his way to give us the best beginner ice climbing experience and was so easy to get along with. Would highly recommend!

Priska Prasetya

5.00

December, 2021

3-day ice climbing in Ala Archa Gorge, Kyrgyzstan

This was certainly one of the most memorable trips that I have done! Anastasia was very responsive in responding to my questions. Though as she could not make it, she had to refer me to another mountain guide named Muhammet Giden, who was instrumental in keeping me alive and ensuring me to have the best experience during the trip. Muha was very patient, careful, professional, and also thoughtful. Muha's English is exceptional too which made communication easier too. He patiently guided me to go up and down the mountain and taught me ice climbing and rock climbing on a methodical basis. Thank you Muha for being an amazing mountain guide and a climbing teacher! Will surely take the learning forward! ;)

Erin Kyle

5.00

December, 2021

Ice Climbing and Glacier Transit Course in Patagonia

This trip was amazing! Highly recommend. Juan was a great guide. He showed us all the basics of ice climbing and glacier transit. I feel comfortable as a beginner ice climber to go out on my own safely. We practiced top rope ice climbing, placing ice screws and glacier travel. We learned crevasse rescue. We stayed in the Refugio Valle del Creston (Google it, the place is beautiful). On the last day we put all our skills to practice to attempt to summit a glaciated mountain. Totally recommend the trip!!

Meret Schadler

5.00

September, 2021

Mountaineering in Ala Archa 9-day trip

Anastasia is a very experienced mountain guide! She adjusted the itinerary based at on my personal goals and the weather conditions. Thanks to her very broad knowledge I learnt so much from her. If you are looking for a guide with a strong background and a lovely person with whom you can also sit down after a long day and have a tea Anastasia is the right choice. I definitely recommended her.

Paul Byler

5.00

August, 2021

Ala Archa 7-day mountaineering course

Anastasia was a great guide/instructor and has invaluable knowledge of this area. Enjoyed every moment and learned a lot.

Michal Szczeklik

5.00

July, 2021

Mountaineering in Ala Archa 9-day trip

This was my first trip to Kyrgyzstan and first adventure with Explore Share. It was all very smooth process. I am especially grateful to my guide - Anastasiya. She made the whole experience amazing. She is very experienced both as a mountaineer and as a guide. She was very careful making sure I get acclimatised, allowing appropriate time for it. She helped me to further develop the skills o already had as well as teaching me new ones. She improved my confidence allowing me to achieve far beyond what o expected. I hope to come back for more soon!

Daniel Llort

5.00

June, 2021

3-day ice climbing in Ala Archa Gorge, Kyrgyzstan

Excepcional experience. I am recommending.to everyone related to this activities. The best the people and the guide knows.exactly what to do every time, great knowledge and experience. Thanks for this experience

Nicholas Wallace

5.00

March, 2021

1 day Ice climbing trip in Alberta

Our guide (Ian) was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. It was our first time ever ice climbing, but it went smoothly and never once did we worry about our safety or abilities. Thanks Ian!

Jia Patel

4.00

February, 2021

Half-day Intro to Ice Climbing Near Canmore, Canada

Patrick was extremely helpful and patient as I was a beginner. My safety was his priority which was great. Would definitely recommend him.

Eric Schmidt

5.00

February, 2021

Ice climbing day in the Catskills, New York

Great experience ice climbing. Everything went smoothly from the time we arrived at Rock and Snow to get our equipment until the time we finished climbing. Simon was a great guide who got everyone in our family climbing up some great ice. We can't wait until we do it again. Marty was very responsive to any question we had prior to going.

Chris England

5.00

January, 2021

1+ day Winter mountaineering and ice climbing in the High Tatras

Jakub was absolutely brilliant. It was the first time climbing in the Polish Tatra's as well as in winter. I wanted to get a general idea and orientation of the Tatra mountain range. As a climber, I was very impressed with his guiding abilities, both as a climber as well as his knowledge of the history of the area as well. He organized every aspect of the trip down to the detail while maintaining a very comfortable and casual attitude about the day. His experience and ability as a climber was matched only by his fantastic personality and friendliness. I enjoyed our time and trip and will be looking forward to the next climb this summer!

Gregory Beattie

5.00

January, 2021

Ice climbing course for beginners in Rjukan, Norway

The most fantastic day with the most helpful, skilled and friendly guide and instructor! We had a really wonderful and exciting day, learned a great deal and enjoyed the truly spectacular scenery. Pawel was extraordinarily supportive, patient and impressive in his sharing of knowledge and for making it a great day all around. Big thanks and we look forward to the next time!

Rosalyn Cowe

5.00

January, 2021

Half-day Intro to Ice Climbing Near Canmore, Canada

Patrick was a great guide! We thoroughly enjoyed the half day ice climbing - I would fully recommend to anyone!

Kaci Van Parys

5.00

December, 2020

Ice climbing day trip at Slovak Paradise or the High Tatras

Eduard took my husband and I ice climbing for our first time. Eduard took great care of us, had great communication and is a lovely person to spend a day with. He is an expert in the field and it shows! He took care of all the logistics on the trip to make our experience comfortable. The experience exceeded our expectations. We were both able to climb a beautiful waterfall and enjoy the High Tatras.

Laura June

5.00

March, 2020

Advanced winter climbing course in Scotland

Will definitely use West Coast Mountain Guides again. Organising and booking was made easy with Kens help and guidance, offering us a few dates and responding quickly to emails. We had a great four days with two very accommodating and highly competent guides, Niels and Mike who made sure we got the most out of our trip for our skill level. Highly recommend.

Cassandra Rigo

5.00

March, 2020

Ice Climbing in Banff, Lake Louise & Sunshine Village

Ben guided us to Marble Canyon and it was a really awesome and rewarding experience! Ben was really cool and relaxed about everything, the whole process was made extremely simple, and he went so far as to teach us a little more than we had originally expected to learn. We got extremely lucky with the weather and hiked back with blue skies and the sun shining! Thank you very much!!

Edward Thompson

5.00

March, 2020

Ala Archa 7-day mountaineering trip

Superb trip. Pavel was unavailable for this trip so his wife Anastasia, also part of KMGA, was my guide. She was as friendly as she was professional, taking safety very seriously with avalanche training and digging of snow pits forming part of the trip. I would highly recommend her as a guide. The trip itself was excellent - we were very lucky with the weather and snow conditions. The hut is very interesting, though if you are one for creature comforts this is not the place for you. My only other warning to future participants is that you need a good level of physical fitness to take part in this trip. The hike up is long and sustained, a mixture of hiking and skinning depending on snow conditions. The touring itself was as you would expect - we covered around 1,000m vertical per day but this can vary depending on energy and conditions etc. All in all a brilliant trip. 5* well deserved. Ed

Alessio Pinna

5.00

March, 2020

Ice climbing on waterfalls in Lombardy, Day trip

Dear All Due to Coronavirus situation we couldn’t do the excursion, can I please get a refund? Regards Alessio Alessio

Hilborg

5.00

March, 2020

Ice climbing course for beginners in Rjukan, Norway

We were 3 guys heading out for our first time iceclimbling, and it was one of the best trip either of us had ever been on. Friendly and attentive guide, who clearly focused on our needs. We felt very safe throughout and our only regret is that we didn't have more days. Big thanks to Pawel for being a terrific guide.

Tatiya Srilavan

5.00

February, 2020

Ice climbing course for beginners in the Yatsugatake Mountains, Japan (2 days)

It's one of the best experiences! Jun is a great guide and was very patient and helpful with me all along. He taught me patiently step by step and encouraged me to go beyond my limit. Also he provided everything perfectly. I had best time learning from him and enjoyed both the lesson and the mountain.

Olivia Grover Johnson

5.00

February, 2020

Intro to Ice Climbing in Sounkyo, Hokkaido

Thanks so much to my guide Takao! I had so much fun ice-climbing in Sounkyo. I would definitely like to do it again and will happily recommend this experience to other people! Hopefully I’ll come back next year!

Arthika Kanokpaipipat

5.00

February, 2020

Winter Mountaineering Course with Nishihodaka Climb

Big Thanks to Kenichi,he is professional and think about your safety all the time.He organized everything to made a proper program for us and discuss with us through email many times before starting the trip. We have lots of fun and already fall in love with winter mountaineering! Never thought that we will reach the summit. If you looking for someone who can guide you with safety and happiness,Kenichi is the one.

Ryan Tyler Williams

5.00

February, 2020

1+ day Winter mountaineering and ice climbing in the High Tatras

Jakub was an excellent guide. I told him of my experience and he chose a perfect route. Demanding but fun and manageable. He also gave me a great history of the route and a wealth of information about the area.

Potato Hills

5.00

February, 2020

6-day Ice climbing course in Cogne, Advanced level

Amazing trip, great hotel and the food was unbelievable. The guiding was very thorough and professional and I took a lot away from it. Conditions weren't great but we definitely made the most of it

Jacobus

5.00

February, 2020

Ice Climbing in Banff, Lake Louise & Sunshine Village

Absolutely exceeded expectations! Everyone had a great time with more than enough variety to satisfy everyone’s skill level. Would definitely recommend to anyone with an interest in getting started or progressing their ice climbing.

Anonymous

5.00

January, 2020

Ice climbing course for beginners in the Yatsugatake Mountains, Japan (2 days)

Jun gave us a wonderful trip! He is very experienced and speaks perfect English. All the instructions are easy to understand. Although both of us are beginners, we still can enjoy the joy of ice climbing in Japan. I would definitely recommend Jun as a ice climbing and hiking tour guide :)!

NF 2425

5.00

January, 2020

Intro to Ice Climbing in Sounkyo, Hokkaido

Great, experienced guide. Very knowledgeable and professional and had a great time. Would definitely recommend.

Steve

3.00

January, 2020

Ice climbing in Slovenia, Mount Triglav

We signed up for a winter climb of Triglav and a half-day of ice-climbing for my family of 4 (including 15 & 16 year old children). We achieved neither objective. We had travelled from Australia. We had previously winter-climbed Morocco's Mt Toubkal and we are an adventurous family, but are not mountaineers. The Triglav description stated it was technical but appropriate for beginners. The equipment list stated 'Shoes (high hiking boots recommended)'. On booking, Mitja told me he was unavailable but that his colleague Luka would guide us. One week prior to the trip, I emailed expressing concerns with some of our footwear, as two of us did not have high hiking boots. We were willing to buy them and wanted to seek advice. The weather was looking stable, warm, and no snow had fallen for at least one week. Luka asked me to send photos of what footwear we had. I did that and he replied that none were suitable, and that we all needed 600 Euro mountaineering boots. I was surprised given the equipment list. Over the next few days he suggested the climb was quite technical and said things like 'Do you have any experience with this kind of mountaineering?' I began to get nervous especially for my wife and daughter. I sought clarity but never really received it. Correspondence became patchy. New Years Eve was upon us and we still had no clarity, and shops were closing. Then climbing pants with ventilation were mentioned. At this point we were looking at spending upwards of $4000 AUD on equipment for a climb that might be beyond us. So we pulled the pin. Luka took us instead on a two day alpine trek and we achieved two summits near 2000m. It was pleasant. However we carried ice picks the entire time but never once took them off our packs (except for a brief lesson). At one point we traversed a 40-50 degree slope on crunching snow with a long fall - but for some reason our ice picks stayed attached to our packs. It was kind of scary. When he proposed a second, similar, traverse we declined and took a safer downhill route instead. The hut we stayed in, Lipanca Hut, was pleasant, warm and uncrowded. On the third day we were meant to go ice climbing however the facility was closed due to warm weather. Luka instead took us rock climbing which was good fun. My two comments, however, is that we all had to wear helmets the entire time but Luka did not; in my mind this is a failure in leading by example. Also we started with the hardest climb and worked towards the easiest; that's because the easier climbs were in use when we arrived, which would have been fine if it was explained to us but it wasn't until the end of the day. I struggled on the first climb but made it, however it left me feeling initially bad that I had struggled so much on what I expected to be a more gentle start. Anyway despite all that it was a pleasant 3 days. It was just not what we had signed up for.

Alexandra Alten

5.00

December, 2019

1 day Ice climbing trip in Alberta

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Bonnie Nordling

5.00

December, 2019

Ice climbing day in Serrai di Sottoguda

Wonderful experience! Felt safe, had a lot of fun and will definitely be back to do more ice climbing. Thank you!

Mathias Sjoervad

5.00

November, 2019

Mountaineering in Ala Archa 9-day trip

Had a wonderful 11-day trip with Anastasiya in the beautiful Ala Archa! This was my first mountaineering experience so this trip included a lot of courses in mountaineering and climbing skills. Anastasiya was a fantastic guide and was very good at keeping everything safe, fun and sufficient challenging. Would highly recommend her. Couldn’t think of a better introduction to mountaineering.

Anonymous

5.00

July, 2019

3-day ice climbing in Ala Archa Gorge, Kyrgyzstan

This rating is actually for Aleksey Pototskiy, who stepped in to be our guide when Anastasiya unfortunately had to cancel at short notice. Aleksey was fantastic. He made us feel incredibly safe, even though we’d never ice climbed before, and was extremely patient and knowledgeable. He’s a very experienced climber and mountaineer, and I’d highly recommend him as a guide to climbers of all abilities.

Eric Houck

5.00

July, 2019

1+ day of Ice Climbing Around Santiago, Chile

Eduardo is INCREDIBLE - thoughtful, skilled, competent. I had the best time and my climbing improved at least one grade. Best recommendation!!

Peter Knight

4.00

April, 2019

Ice Climbing Day Trip from Sapporo

Great trip - poor weather. Excellent guide!

Duncan

5.00

April, 2019

Ice Climbing Course for Beginners in Rjukan, Norway (2 days)

We booked through explore.com which gave great direct access to the guides in the area we wanted. We went with Jørn because he gave good clear information about cost, gear requirements, location and timings. He also gave us advice on accommodation in the area. As a guide he was very reassuring, methodical, informative but still fun and entertaining. We went for two days as a beginner course. My partner was slightly more anxious about ice climbing and he quickly helped her fears. He was also very accommodating when it came to me wanting to try and push my limits. I have other friends that have gone with Jørn for help with more advanced multi pitch trips and have enjoyed themselves immensely. So I could not recommend Jørn more for whatever level you are at; he will facilitate lots of fun, whilst being safe and learning a lot. Definitely want to return and will contact Jørn again when we do.

Jo Plaete

5.00

April, 2019

Winter Mountaineering Course with Nishihodaka Climb

Kenichi is a great guide, very experienced and focussed on delivering a safe yet enjoyable journey. We were lucky weather conditions on both days were favourable and the views along the way and from the Nishihodaka summit were just stunning!

Lara Ingram

5.00

March, 2019

Half-day Intro to Ice Climbing Near Canmore, Canada

What a thrilling experience! My husband has been wanting to Ice Climb for some time, so I arranged this during our ski trip to Banff. Needless to say the process was easy, all gear, lunch and transportation was arranged for us. Being on vacation you dont always have everything you need for a trip like this, our guide Patrick thought of everything, he even brought extra clothing for us in case we needed more warmth!! The whole adventure was more than we hoped for, thank you so much to Patrick and the team for making this memorable!!

george mcknight

5.00

March, 2019

1+ day Ice Climbing with a local guide in Rjukan, Norway

Great experience with the guide, Jørn. He is outstanding. Jørn guides us ice climbing in Rjukan, Norway. It was our first time. He is a true professional. He loves the outdoors and is well respected by other guides. Great overall experience.

Jose Pablo Toscano

5.00

February, 2019

Ice climbing day in Serrai di Sottoguda

Enrico was extremely accommodating to our specific plans and provided a safe yet challenging experience. Overall we had a great time and would highly recommend Enrico.

Aaron Mundy

5.00

February, 2019

Winter Mountaineering Course in Hokkaido

Takao-san is a great guide. I would highly recommend him and plan to go climbing with him again.

Aarohi

5.00

February, 2019

Ice climbing day in Rifle Mountain Park, near Glenwood Springs

Awesome! Mike was fabulous and would recommend him to anyone interested in doing the same. I would say that the process to get a reservation felt like it took a while - would've been nice if there was a FAQs to describe what to expect during the day of the trip. Also, a number to contact for more information rather than just chat would be great. Overall, loved it and would do it again.

Jacques ONeill

5.00

February, 2019

Ice climbing course for beginners in Rjukan, Norway

I’ve had a absolutely amazing time with Pawel, such a thrilling adventure. Learned a lot of techniques and I will definitely go on another adventure with Pawel. He’s methods of teaching was excellent and he is so good at what he does. Thank so much for putting me in touch with him I can highly recommend him.

Airene

5.00

February, 2019

3-day ice climbing in Ala Archa Gorge, Kyrgyzstan

The mountain guide was very professional, knowledgeable, realiable, patient, and knows speaks good english. First guide Anastasia couldn’t make it so she reffered me to another one, but she arranged everything with the second guide, including the rent of some needed equipments I didn’t have. They took care of everything. Pavel the second guide taught me a lot even I’m just a beginner, he was very patient in partaking his knowlegde and and went above and beyond in teaching me iceclimbing. He also made sure that I was very safe and had an amazing experience. Pavel, you’re a great mountain guide, I hope all guides are like you I encountered in the future. Very professional and patient. Also,Thank you for the help and information!. You are a very reliable person.

Anita Krakar

5.00

February, 2019

Ice climbing in the Triglav National Park, near Bled (Half-day)

Myself and my dad went ice climbing with Matevz Vukotic and we had the most amazing day. Great guidance through techniques as well as a lot of fun and laughter. I would highly recommend and we will definitely join again.

Marc

5.00

January, 2019

Ice Climbing Day Trip in Mojstrana, Triglav National Park

Amazing unique experience with a great guide. Grega was very good and we had lots of fun. I would highly recommend ice climbing with grega!

Num

4.00

January, 2019

Ice Climbing Day Trip from Sapporo

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Robyn Yano

5.00

January, 2019

Intro to Ice Climbing in Sounkyo, Hokkaido

We had a wonderful time ice climbing despite some rather crazy weather conditions! Takao was great company, very clearly experienced in the area and equipped with all necessary equipment. He was always on time and made exceptional efforts to get us out to the ice and back safely to Sapporo. The onsen, river crossing and thigh-high snow trek were as important as the actual climbing to the whole experience. We highly recommend and hope to be back to the area for summer climbing!

Elgin Tay

5.00

January, 2019

Intro to Ice Climbing in Sounkyo, Hokkaido

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Elgin Tay

5.00

January, 2019

1-day Ice climbing in Jozankei, near Sapporo (Hokkaido)

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Elgin Tay

5.00

January, 2019

1-day Ice Climbing in Ofuyu, near Sapporo (Hokkaido)

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Amy Bowen

5.00

November, 2018

Lyngen ice climbing and Northern Lights tour

Thanks for making my first trip to Norway magical!!!!

Jonas Nicollin

5.00

October, 2018

Mountaineering in Ala Archa 9-day trip

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Joe McMahon

5.00

October, 2018

The Aguja Guillaumet guided alpine climbing

Awesome three-day climb of the Aguya de Guillaumet, challenging but incredibly rewarding, especially due to the exceptional views from the top (Fitzroy seemed to be within touching distance!) Thanks for such an excellent trip Merlin, will remember it for ages!

Kyril Wittouck

5.00

October, 2018

Ala Archa 7-day mountaineering trip

The trip was awesome. Anastasiya organised for us a great mountaineering course in the Ala Archa Valley. All went super fine.

Toru Kakuta

4.00

October, 2018

1-day Ice Climbing on Solheimajokull, Southern Iceland

Thank you very much, I satisfied of this excursion .

Borris Köpper

5.00

September, 2018

Mountaineering in Ala Archa 9-day trip

We had a really great time in Ala Archa with Anastasiya. The landscape is beautiful und full of possibilites for mountaineering. Anastasiya is a great guide with a lot of experience. We had a lot of fun and felt safe every moment, plus we learned a lot of new stuff and were able to deepen our small knowledge of mountaineering. Razek Hut is a basic hut, but provides everything you need on a mountain, including fresh water from a waterfall :) We hope to see this area and Anastasiya again in future

Thomas Glott

5.00

June, 2018

Ala Archa 7-day mountaineering trip

Anastasiya gave us an excellent introduction into climbing rock and ice. Systematic training and practice in base camp area and on glacier. Mountains close to base camp for every level of skill. Good accomodation in simple hut, and tasty food in base camp kitchen. Kyrgystan and Ala Archa can be highly recommended as destination with reasonable prices and friendly people.

Florent

5.00

April, 2018

Winter Mountaineering Course with Nishihodaka Climb

Perfect trip. Perfect guide. Nice mountain

Arnold

3.00

April, 2018

Winter climbing on Mount Tanigawa

A good climb although weather wasn't good and couldn't see much at the summit.

Arnold

5.00

April, 2018

Winter climbing on Mount Tanigawa

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Daniela Becker

5.00

April, 2018

Ala Archa 7-day mountaineering course

The trip was great and I have learned a lot. Anastacia was super friendly, patient and of course competent. Hope I can do a trip with her again in the future!

Roel Quintens

4.00

April, 2018

Colfosco 1-day guided ice climbing

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Alberto Canete

5.00

April, 2018

Ben Nevis Mountain, U.K., Guided Winter Ascent

It was a great experience. It fulfilled all my expectations to have a first approach to winter mountaineering. My guide was great teaching me all the basic stuff related to crampons, ice axe and winter hiking, plus he was a great coach supporting me to make it to the summit.

Chun Man

5.00

March, 2018

Intro to Ice Climbing in Sounkyo, Hokkaido

Takao is very professional. I enjoy climbing with him very much. Also, the waterfall at 2nd day leave a good memories for me. If I climb in Japan again, I will find him again.

DILLON CHAN

5.00

March, 2018

Winter climbing on Mount Tanigawa

Excellent guide for a very dangerous mountain! In Hiroko's hands she guided me across challenging terrain. I highly recommend this winter hike as she will teach you the basics of winter mountaineering. The mountain is quite steep. For beginner mountaineers, this is the perfect trial ground. Hiroko was polite friendly and extremely helpful. She dropped me off at an onsen after the hike and then dropped me off at the train station.

Noam Gati

5.00

February, 2018

Ben Nevis Mountain, U.K., Guided Winter Ascent

Hannah the guide was very professional. She came on time, she gave us the equipment and very good and clear instructions. I'll definitely recommend this trip. Thank you very much

Estella juarez

5.00

February, 2018

Ice climbing day in Serrai di Sottoguda

If I could give Enrico more that five stars, I would! He is a great guide and patient teacher. He tailored instruction to my level and the goals that I had for the trip. He gave me specific drills to practice the foot work and ice tool placement that I needed to work on. He was encouraging and pushed me without making me uncomfortable or scared. He is a great climber with a lot of knowledge but he makes it easy to understand. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks for the great trip!

Dave

5.00

January, 2018

Introductory winter climbing course in Scotland

Been climbing for several years but had never used climbing axes so aim of this trip was to gain experience using two tools. The routes Ken chose were a perfect selection making the climb challenging and very enjoyable. Already looking at dates when more ice is present to climb with Ken again. Ken was great company, has a great knowledge of the highland area and is clearly a very skilled climber. Explore and Share made the whole process very simple and effortless, would highly recommend. Thank you. Dave

Edin Becic

5.00

January, 2018

Ice Climbing Day Trip in Mojstrana, Triglav National Park

Great Experience, a lot of fun....

Naomi Altman

5.00

January, 2018

Climbing Mojon Rojo, El Chaltén

I enjoyed the previous rock climbing trip so much! We had a fantastic time climbing, it has been an awesome time in Patagonia.

Juan Nguyen

5.00

January, 2018

Ice climbing course for beginners in Rjukan, Norway

Competent, chilled and very nice guide who makes sure you get the trip that suits you. He was very patient and gave very valuable tips after each climb. I'll definitely consider him should I go ice climbing in Norway again!

George B

5.00

January, 2018

Paso del Cuadrado Alpine Climbing

I have been fortunate enough to visit El Chalten twice this year. The first time was with friends and we used Mountaineering Patagonia to climb Cerro Madsen. The weather was terrible, but the experience could not have been better. This winter though, I took my parents down and we signed up for Paso Del Cuadrado. We were joking today that it was the best hike we have ever been on. The guides (Martin and Max) met us the night before to check gear and go over the route. They were very good at explaining every detail. They met us the next morning with hot coffee and even better attitudes. As my mother put it, they set the perfect pace as we climbed 4000 vertical feet over 7 miles. I repeat the trip could not have been better. We made it to the pass with ease, never feeling out of control or unsafe. Bottom line: I am going to keep coming back to El Chalten and every time I will visit Merlin and his staff and go on one of their hikes. You would be foolish to not go with them.

Ana Elisa Boscarioli

5.00

December, 2017

Sottoguda, Dolomites, Guided Ice Climbing

I had a wonderful time iceclimbing in Sottoguda and Colfosco.Etienne was an a attentive and carefully guide ,helping me to improve my techniques I want to go back in the summer !

Rob E

5.00

November, 2017

The Aguja Guillaumet guided alpine climbing

Aguja Guillaumet con Merlin escalada montañismo en la Patagonia fue una experiencia magnífica. Merlin era flexible con las fechas y se aseguró de que tenía la ventana óptima para la excursión de tiempo de 3 días. Se ocupó de todos los detalles del viaje y estaba muy bien informado sobre la región y la ruta. Me impresionó especialmente la comida para la excursión que organizó y siempre estábamos bien alimentados. Yo recomendaría un viaje de escalada alpina con el montañismo Patagonia, sé que regresaré.

RYAN WOOD

5.00

November, 2017

Ala Archa 7-day mountaineering course

I had an amazing time. I've wanted to do a mountaineering course for years and I did far more than I expected within the seven days, I'd recommend it for anyone wanting similiar. Ala-Archa is an incredible place to learn and practise, stunning views. And Anastasiya is a perfect guide, very patient and knowledgable. She's really proffesional in what she does!

wanderbaby

5.00

November, 2017

Climbing Mojon Rojo, El Chaltén

Subimos al mojón Rojo con Merlin y no puedo decir suficientes cosas buenas. Fue una experiencia excepcional. Merlin es un excelente guía (ES certificado) con mucha paciencia, liderazgo, y atención a la seguridad. Por no mencionar, que es muy buena! Incluso nos servía café caliente en la cama (bueno, bivy sacos) cuando nos despertamos a las 4:00 am comienzo alpino. Merlin hizo un gran trabajo de elegir el derecho subir para nuestra capacidad. Era difícil y gratificante. Él claramente delineado expectativas antes empezamos, así que no sabíamos qué esperar. La subida en sí estaba fuera de este mundo - algunos de los paisajes más increíbles que he visto. Recomiendo encarecidamente una subida de Mojón Rojo durante su visita a El Chaltén!

Katia ruiz

5.00

September, 2017

Ala Archa 7-day mountaineering trip

Thanks Anastacia ;-) i will never Forget this trip with you and sure it will lead To new climbing adventures. You were Amazing guide and woman. You are welcome in France. Kind regards

Katia ruiz

5.00

September, 2017

Ala Archa 7-day mountaineering trip

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Jonathan Travis

5.00

May, 2017

Winter climbing on Mount Tanigawa

Hiro was fantastic from start to finish. She introduced me to winter techniques and was brilliant company all the way to the peak. She is a true pro. It was an epic day on Tanigawa that will live long in the memory!

Sonny

5.00

April, 2017

Intro to Ice Climbing in Sounkyo, Hokkaido

It was a really great experience and good for technical knowledge. He picked us up on time and was flexible with our schedules. The climbing itself was amazing and challenging. Beautiful scenery and the walk in to the waterfalls were interesting.

travel123runner

5.00

April, 2017

“Aguja de la S” alpine guided climbing

Tuvimos una experiencia fenomenal, culminando en una cumbre exitosa de aguja de la S, y recomiendo encarecidamente el montañismo Patagonia. Juan Aguada fue nuestro guía, y él estaba bien informado, capacitado, entusiasta y alentador (y parecía conocer a todos en la montaña! ) - con un montón de historias sobre la zona y sus increíbles escaladas en Fitz Roy, Cerro Solo, etc. Todas nuestras experiencias con el montañismo Patagonia, desde la reserva inicial a la última poco del viaje, era muy profesional. Cuando hice la investigación inicial sobre las opciones de viaje, Merlin se ofreció a Skype y me dieron una minuciosa descripción de las diferentes opciones, y comprensión que necesitamos ser flexibles dado tiempo l�iles de la Patagonia. Él era atento y receptivo a las preguntas que conducen a la vuelta, y se reunió con nosotros tan pronto como llegamos a El Chaltén. Hemos revisado los pronósticos del clima, tanto con él y Juan, para venir con un plan de acción que maximice las posibilidades de tener una subida algo divertido. Cuando el pronóstico del clima cambió, fueron rápidos para comunicarse con nosotros y cambie nuestros planes en consecuencia. Terminamos siendo increíblemente tuvimos suerte con el clima, y tenía un enfoque sorprendentemente soleado para el campamento base. Llegamos a dormir en una cueva de roca, con una magnífica vista de la puesta de sol, y despertaron a un claro y viento matinal. Cruzando el glaciar en el amanecer fue espectacular, y luego nos volvimos locos para llegar a poner en los zapatos de rock y empezar la escalada! La subida era hermosa, y no pudimos conseguir por el hecho de que estábamos mirando en Poincenot y Fitz Roy (espectacular). Juan era cuidado, atento, detallista y entusiasta todo el tiempo, realmente no podría haber pedido una experiencia mejor. Nos gustaría hacer este viaje de nuevo en un abrir y cerrar de ojos.

Saverio P

5.00

January, 2017

Climbing Mojon Rojo, El Chaltén

We went for a 1.5-day ascent to Mojon Rojo, which is highly recommended as a technically easy but hugely rewarding summit. Merlin is an excellent guide, he will keep your spirits high and make sure he shares the right amount of local knowledge. He's technically very skilled and will always operate in the safest way. Excellent food and good vibes, too!

Yi Chung

5.00

January, 2017

Intro to Ice Climbing in Sounkyo, Hokkaido

(Travelled December 2016) On the whole, we enjoyed ourselves very much! We love Japan and have a huge respect for our the Japanese who are polite, organized, professional and have some of the best food in the world :) Takao-san was very friendly, gentle, patient and genuine. We enjoyed his company throughout. Of course, we slowly learned that he is one of the most experienced mountaineers and guides around in Japan. In any case, we always felt safe with him. He also spoke well enough in English such that we could have simple conversations and understood the instructions. We would recommend him to others should they need a guide :) Sounkyo is interesting. The two waterfalls are beautiful and it's a privilege to be able to climb them. It seems we are there a bit early so the town was really quiet. Kin Shi waterfall was also great, first pitch was spectacular.  It's our first time in Hokkaido, we are surprised how cold it is. It seems there must be endless reliable ice climbing routes here and the season is much longer than the alps. When we were in Champagny en Vanoise in end Jan last season, we were climbing on really thin ice. Routes are manageable, not too difficult. The first 30m pitch of Kin Shi was probably my favorite. Takao said that there are routes by the sea. That would be really interesting to try out when we next come back to Hokkaido. If there is a downside, I'm not sure the value compares well to the alps. When we were in Champagny, the cost was about 350 euro a day for a local guide incl. all equipment rentals. We climbed routes that were 7-8 pitches long that took 4-5 hours. With Takao, the first day Ginga we did single pitch practices (it was a bone freezing -20 to -25 so just as well we didn't do the multi pitch), the second day Kin Shi was a 4 pitch climb we finished around 1230 back at the car park. I understand that the cost may be due to the limited number of guides, high cost in Japan, and transportation, but if the tour was about 20 percent cheaper that could be more attractive.  I think it's a great job what Explore & Share is doing to develop the Japanese climbing scene and open the opportunities for foreign climbers like myself. Overall I'm optimistic that there is much potential and I look forward to coming back.

Matt Zafir

5.00

January, 2017

Ice climbing day in Serrai di Sottoguda

I arranged a last minute Ice climbing adventure through Explore-Share who were very accommodating to my request. My guide was Enrico, a very professional and experienced IFMGA mountain guide. It was an excellent experience to climb in Sottoguda, and I have recommended this to my friends. Enrico personalised the experience to my skill set and fitness levels, ensuring that I felt safe at all times. He clearly explained the techniques and movements required to enjoy the climbing. Can't recommend these guys enough! Highlight of my trip to the Dolomites.  Matt. Australia

Marzia

5.00

December, 2016

Ice climbing guided tour in Aosta Valley

We had been ice-climbing for two days in Aosta Valley together with Peakshunter (Elis was our alpine guide). Great experience! We had the possibility to see beautiful places and try a multi-pitch with a very friendly and professional guide! High recommended if you want to experience a special adventure

Michael F

5.00

December, 2016

The Aguja Guillaumet guided alpine climbing

Me and my friend spent 3 days with Merlin and had a fantastic time in Chalten area. He's very a very experienced fully certified guide, very strong, flexible and has excellent English. We were lucky with the weather (which can be very unpredictable) and climb Aguja Guillaumet along Fonrouge route. Highly recommended.

Fausta Bo

5.00

December, 2016

Ice climbing guided tour in Aosta Valley

Conosco personalmente alcune delle persone che fanno parte del team e devo dire che sono ottime persone sia dal lato professionale che umano. Consiglio a chiunque di appoggiarsi a questo team.

Carine S

5.00

December, 2016

Climbing Mojon Rojo, El Chaltén

L'ascension du Mojon Rojo sur 2 jours avec Merlin est une expérience inoubliable! Merlin a choisi une bonne fenêtre météo, a pris le temps de parler du sommet avec nous et de préparer le matériel. La nuit en bivouac a été agrémentée d'un dîner de pâtes carbonara délicieux et l'arrivée au sommet d'une vue incroyable. Je vous recommande!

LucaDomi

5.00

May, 2016

“Aguja de la S” alpine guided climbing

I got in touch with Merlin well in advance (strongly recommend to) to prepare an alpine ascent in Fitz Roy area. Merlin and Jaun were really fantastic in the support. We had several chat while I was still back home to assess experience, gears, possible alternatives in case of bad weather. I found everything managed in a very professional, friendly and safe way, both down in the village and during the climb. Really fantastic! Thanks a lot!

LucaDomi

5.00

May, 2016

“Aguja de la S” alpine guided climbing

Me puse en contacto con Merlin con antelación (fuertemente) para preparar un ascenso alpino en la zona del Fitz Roy. Merlin y Juan eran realmente fantástico en el soporte. Tuvimos varios chat mientras todavía estaba de vuelta a casa a evaluar la experiencia, marchas, posibles alternativas en caso de mal tiempo. Me pareció que todo gestionado de una manera muy profesional, amable y seguro, tanto en el pueblo y durante la subida. Realmente fantástico! Muchas gracias.

Lars B

5.00

April, 2016

The Aguja Guillaumet guided alpine climbing

We went with Merlin to attempt to scale Guillaumet. Merlin was a great guide and was super flexible. We didn't make it to the summit because of weather, and so he took us rock climbing around el chalten instead. If I went back, I'd definitely go with him again.

Marcochileno

5.00

December, 2015

Climbing Mojon Rojo, El Chaltén

Ich habe zusammen mit Merlin die zwei Tages Tour auf den Mojón Rojo gemacht. Es war eine geniale und abwechslungsreiche Tour und ich empfehle sie euch gerne weiter. Merlin ist ein super Guide, spricht sehr gut englisch, er kennt die Berge, Flora und Fauna und gibt das Wissen gerne weiter. Die Tour war sehr gut vorbereitet, das Equipment in einwandfreiem Zustand, sehr gutes Essen und wir hatten Glück mit dem super Wetter. Zuerst läuft mann den normalen Wanderwegen bis Campamento Poincenot, anschliessend bis zur Laguna Sucia wobei der Weg langsam endet und mann über grössere Steine und auch Felsen steigen muss bis Laguna Sucia erreicht wird. Hier, auf der Höhe der Lagune geniesst mann bereits die Sicht auf die umliegenden Berge und die tolle Farbe der Lagune. Es geht weiter am Rande der Lagune entlang bis vor dem herunterfliessenden Bächlein dann der Aufstieg beginnt. Dieser erfolgt über grössere Steine, durch den kleinen Bach, über kleines loses Geröll und in unserem Fall auch noch über einige Schneefelder wobei wir hier das erste Mal die Steigeisen verwendeten bis schlussendlich das Tagesziel, das Biwak unter dem Fels erreicht wird. Am nächsten Morgen geht es früh los, wir wollen für Sonnenaufgang oben am grossen Schneefeld sein. Der Sonnenaufgang ist atemberaubend, herrliches Panorama und perfekte Sicht auf den Fitz Roy. Danach geht es im Zweiergespann mit Steigeisen und Eispickel sehr steil Bergauf bis es nur noch Felsen hat. Jetzt dauert es nicht mehr lange bis zum Gipfel, es folgt jedoch noch eine gesicherte ca. 20m hohe Kletterpartie. Bald darauf ist unser Ziel erreicht, der Gipfel des Mojón Rojo. Glücksgefühle und 360° Aussicht, einfach perfekt und Atemberaubend! Jeder Meter und jeden Schweisstropf ist es wert. Es folgt nun der Abstieg zurück zum Biwak, dort Zusammenpacken und Mittagessen. Jetzt folgt der Rückweg. In El Chaltén angekommen kehren wir im Restaurant ein und gönnen uns ein Bier und eine Portion Pommes.

Adam

5.00

August, 2015

Ice climbing in Slovenia, Mount Triglav

I have chosen Mitja three times as my guide in the Julian Alps and now I would not consider anyone else to lead me on my trips. Mitja is friendly, highly enthusiastic and is great at keeping you feeling at ease, even on the most exposed ground. He excels at reading his clients pace and ability, moving neither too quickly or slowly. Mitja obviously has an excellent knowledge of the routes in the Julian Alps (and beyond) as well an impressive level of technical knowledge. Mitja is excellent at English, never struggling to communicate what he requires from his guests. I would not hesitate to recommend him to guide you on any route, whether it be your first via ferrata or a bold north face climb.

Sébastien

5.00

January, 2015

Ice climbing in Oisans, Ecrins range

Great time with Quentin, a guide as we like. Professional, human and super nice. I have already done several routes in mountain et ice climbing (Dents du Geant, tour ronde in the corridor Gervasutti, le Rateau ouest, ...) and every time a beautiful human adventure. Seb

Niklas Jensen

5.00

April, 2006

Ala Archa 7-day mountaineering trip

I would highly recommend Anastasia! I had an amazing trip to Ala Archa with Anastasia during spring 2019. She is an excellent guide, very professional, have a lot of knowledge and you can really feel her passion for being in the mountains. Furthermore she is easy to be around and you can sense the hospitality. My next trip in Kyrgyzstan will definitely be with her again


 

There are many reasons for choosing Ice Climbing

See the other side of nature’s beauty. Explore frozen waterfalls, indomitable glaciers, and remote terrain you previously believed to be unreachable.

 

More info about Ice Climbing:

Ice climbing is the extreme sport of ascending ice routes with climbing equipment. Assisted with tools like ice axes, crampons, belays, and ropes, ice climbers will tackle frozen pitches across the globe in some of the most exotic and intriguing locations. While it is a sport reserved for frozen terrain, combining it with mixed climbing, mountaineering, and other activities is common. It can be done in an afternoon or as part of a sustained month-long mountaineering expedition – the choice is yours. You should have enough physical strength, fitness, and mental fortitude for your desired adventure. Safety measures should be planned for accordingly, as avalanches and crevasses pose serious risks to climbers

 

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