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There are many reasons for choosing Ice Climbing in Niseko:

Heading out on an ice climbing expedition is one of the best ways to take in the stunning winter scenery around Niseko. Heading up to the top of a frozen waterfall or icefall means getting out into the heart of Hokkaido's mountains and enjoying stunning views of rivers and forests along the way.



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Best time to visit:

December to March


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How to get there:

Any trip to Niseko likely begins with a flight into New Chitose Airport (CTS). From here, it is easy to find a bus that takes you right into Niseko

What’s the weather like?

During the winter, the average daily temperatures hover just below freezing in Niseko. The area is renowned for the large amount of dry powder it receives throughout the winter

More info about Ice Climbing in Niseko:

Located in the heart of the northerly Japanese island of Hokkaido, Niseko is well-situated for various ice climbing adventures. The most popular option for advanced climbers is a 2-day program that involves climbing various routes on the frozen waterfalls around Iwanai. The first day is usually spent with a bit of a warm up, ascending the 70-meter, two-pitch, WI5-rated Runze II, also known as the number two gully. This is usually followed up the next day with a continuous ascent of the Runze I followed by the Runze IV. Combined this is quite a day of ice climbing, requiring a 100-meter ascent up two pitches of WI5-rated climbing



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