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Ice Climbing in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Conquer the crystal blue frozen falls across the French valley

In the depths of winter, the Chamonix Valley offers endless opportunity for ice climbing, with the most well-known locations including the Col des Montets, Argentiere, Les Houches and Servoz. The great frozen falls vary greatly in difficulty, with climbs available for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or expert. Visit between December and February for prime climbing conditions.

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FAQs: Ice Climbing in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

What should I know about Ice Climbing Chamonix-Mont-Blanc?

Chamonix is a French commune located at the foot of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in western Europe. Although ice climbing seems like a very demanding sport, the truth is that in Chamonix-Mont Blanc there are ice climbing itineraries for all levels. If you’re a beginner, you can try a first approach in easier pitches like the “Crèmerie du Glacier”. For those more experienced climbers there are many challenging options where to test their skills.

Why should I choose Chamonix-Mont-Blanc for my Ice Climbing adventure?

Abundant climbing routes

With over 200 ice climbing routes scattered across the valley of Chamonix, and more than 10 spots where you can use your crampons and ice axes, the frozen valley offers an abundant supply of ice climbing routes.

Wealth of scenic spots

Chamonix-Mont Blanc is hugged by some of the most giant mountains of the Alps. Incredible snow-capped peaks, wild and rugged landscapes, and quality climbs makes the commune a world-class destination for climbers.

Fresh look at the Alps

Traditional activities connected to the outdoors, such as mountaineering, hiking and skiing, are long established. Yet ice climbing offers a fresh perspective of experiencing the mountainside.

When is the best time to travel to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc for Ice Climbing?

Visit between December and February for prime climbing conditions.

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What can I expect from the weather during my Ice Climbing trip in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc?

The mountain climate features cold and snowy winters and pleasantly warm summers. Temperatures can vary between a minimum of -7 °C and 4°C.

What people are saying about Ice Climbing | Chamonix-Mont-Blanc



Gained skills and confidence in ice climbing, as well as some mountaineering skills. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Look forward to working with Seb again.



Enrico is very friendly and professional, and likes to teach. I went ice climbing in Cogne with him.



I went Ice Climbing in Cogne with Enrico. He is very competent, friendly and enthusiastic.





Enrico is not only an excellent guide but also an incredible person. He works really hard to help you improve your climbing level and build the confidence you need to lead climb, for example. Everything was perfect from the comfy lodge he offers in Aosta to the first-class climbing experience.

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