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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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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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  • 95 reviews

 

Cveto is an exceptionally experienced guide. Akadake was a challenging climb for me but Cveto got me up and
down the mountain safely and made it a lot of fun. He taught me some new crampon techniques that I was able to put to work immediately and they really helped with the steepness and deep snow on the mountain that day. He helped me with trip logistics as well, recommending a nice local lodge to stay at. His English was excellent and I would strongly recommend him as a guide.
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.
Takao-san is a great guide. I would highly recommend him and plan to go climbing with him again.
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.
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!
The trip was awesome. Anastasiya organised for us a great mountaineering course in the Ala Archa Valley. All went super
fine.
For our rock climbing week Andrey had put together a programm which was ideally tailored to our skills. He handled
everything in a very professional and trouble-free way. Under his guidance we learned a lot and gained confidence to undertake more challenging tours for ourselves in the future. At the same time, Andrey is also a really nice guy to hang out with. We had lots of fun during our tours and in the evenings. Thanks Andrey!
Dear Alex and Anastasiya, we want to thank you two for this awesome adventure! We want to thank you for
your patience (it’s not easy to handle such a crazy group of singers, laughers, crazy people 😉 ), your professionalism, your smiles, your warmth and your positive attitude! We will keep these days in our hearts and send think back to you two with a smile on our faces! Thank you. Matt, Susi, Mann Roberto
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.
A good climb although weather wasn’t good and couldn’t see much at the summit.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Dick was experienced, personable and knew the area extremely well. He put us on a great climb in a
beautiful setting and we had a fantastic day. Climb with Dick; you won’t be disappointed.
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!
 

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