From the numerous ice falls of Zermatt and multi-level ice climbing challenges in the Swiss Alps to the challenging but rewarding ice climbing courses and opportunities near Bern, Switzerland is fully equipped for all your ice climbing needs. Whether it is your first time using an ice axe and crampons or you are a seasoned climber, there is always something new for you to experience in the land of mountains and glaciers. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Ice Climbing trips in Switzerland. The mountains are calling!
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What should I know about Ice Climbing Switzerland?
While Switzerland is certainly more well known for its skiing opportunities, there is no shortage of ice climbing here for those seeking it out. Flying into Bern or Zermatt is your best option to get out onto the ice as soon as possible. All sorts of ice climbing from courses to challenging climbs may be found scattered around these two locations.
Why should I choose Switzerland for my Ice Climbing adventure?
Learn something new
What can I expect from the weather in Switzerland?
The weather varies throughout Switzerland during the winter. However, on average, you can expect average daily temperatures between -2ºC and 7ºC in the valleys. Higher up in the mountains temperatures are colder. Most of the time, the weather will be tranquil enough for ice climbing, but storms are not infrequent.
How many days should I allocate for my Switzerland Ice Climbing experience?
This depends on how much time you have. Many guides offer a range of options from single-day ice climbing trips to courses lasting several days. Overall, a week is sufficient time to explore much of the ice climbing available in any given location.
Which language is predominantly spoken in Switzerland?
German, French, Italian, English
What’s the country code of Switzerland?
What currency is accepted in Switzerland?
Swiss franc (CHF)
What’s the high season for Ice Climbing in Switzerland?
December to February
Best guided day of my life.
Easy going friendly guide, listening to customer's wishes, safety first. I did with him Haute Nendaz (2019-2017) and Pila (2018-2017).
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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