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Ice Climbing in Austria: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Austria is a country full of postcard-pretty alpine scenery, with tree-lined forests, large and excellent mountain slopes and pretty lakes the norm. Ice climbing is an enjoyable way to see all this and more!

Ice climbing  amongst the gorgeous and beautiful alpine delights of the Austrian countryside is a truly special and amazing experience, and is why Austria is renowned as an ice climbing mecca in Europe. Take advantage of the tranquil, idyllic and stunning conditions, whilst also making time to discover the ever-so complex, long, rich and fascinating history and culture of the country, meaning you will never run out of things to see and do. Take a pick from our selection of ice climbing trips in Austria. The hills are alive!

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FAQs: Ice Climbing in Austria

What should I know about Ice Climbing Austria?

Austria contains an impressive amount of raw natural beauty, and nestled within these beautiful spots are some of the best ice climbing spots one can imagine, with the epic views and wide open spaces providing a near-perfect setting.

Some of the ice climbing can be quite challenging, so being fit and in decent shape before arriving will maximise your enjoyment of the activity.

The villages, towns and cities in Austria are full of fascinating and rich histories and culture which they are very proud of, providing endless hours of exploration and discovery, thus ensuring there is always something to see and do.

Why should I choose Austria for my Ice Climbing adventure?

The Conditions

Austria experiences heavy snowfall and cold temperatures throughout most of Winter, and this combined with the abundance of excellent mountains and areas to ice climb make it the ideal destination for this activity. Austria is one of the epicentres of ice climbing in Europe, as the conditions are some of the best on the continent, and easy access to the ice climbing areas make it a must-visit place for ice climbing enthusiasts.

The Scenery

The archetypal alpine scenery of snow-capped forests and mountains, as well as peaceful, mesmerizing glacial lakes is Austria in a nutshell, and when ice climbing you will be able to take in sweeping panoramic views over them, with huge valleys stretching out beneath, the lights of the villages and towns being the only respite from the raw natural beauty.

The History & Culture

Austria has a long, distinguished, rich, fascinating and controversial history, and there is much to explore and discover. The capital city of Vienna is a true cultural mecca, with a seemingly endless supply of museums, art galleries, parks and music halls to attend, and other cities such as Salzburg and Innsbruck are just as delightful. There are also numerous cosy and quaint alpine villages and towns in the countryside, with much more local cultures and histories to discover.

What can I expect from the weather in Austria?

Very cold in Winter, with temperatures often dropping below 0 degrees celsius, while some places get extremely hot in Summer.

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How can I get to Austria?

Flights from all major worldwide hubs to Vienna, with easy access overland by train or car from all across Europe.

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What’s the high season for Ice Climbing in Austria?

December-March, when the temperature is coldest.

What people are saying about Ice Climbing | Austria



I had a great time. The warm weather made challenging to find ice, but Gernot found us a fun and exciting pillar. He gave me lots of good tips to help me improve my technique. I would definitely recommend the Bad Gastein area for ice climbing.





This tour was great! Bernd was very knowledgeable about the ice and climbing. He was very helpful and consistently offered advice and guidance to those of us who had never climbed before. I would definitely do more tours with him



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

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