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Winter Mountaineering trips

Climbing is not just reserved for the summer!

Try ice climbing or put your winter mountaineering skills to the test and take advantage of the colder months to enjoy the mountains in a novel way

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If the ground is covered with sufficient snow and ice to make the use of crampons and ice axes necessary, then you’ve got yourself a winter mountaineering trip. It is more important to pay attention to the conditions on the ground than the season. Winter conditions and rapidly changing weather provide an undeniable added challenge, for which planning is key. The right clothes and gear can make or break your trip. But even if planning is essential, remind yourself to remain flexible: this may mean changing your route or even turning back and waiting for more favorable conditions.

 

 

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  • (5)

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!

  • (5)

We had a really great time in Ala Archa with Anastasiya. The landscape is beautiful und full of possibilites for mountaineering. Anastasiya is a great guide with a lot of experience. We had a lot of fun and felt safe every moment, plus we learned a lot of new stuff and were able to deepen our small knowledge of mountaineering. Razek Hut is a basic hut, but provides everything you need on a mountain, including fresh water from a waterfall 🙂 We hope to see this area and Anastasiya again in future

  • (5)

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

  • (5)

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.

  • (5)

Our Mount Fuji off season climb was wonderful; an experience that both Angie and I will remember the rest of lives.

Cveto, our mountain guide, was superb. He is not only an expert in the field of mountain climbing that made us feel safe throughout the climb to the summit, but also a person that went beyond expectations to make the mountain experience memorable in every way. Cveto is not only an expert climber, but also an exceptional person with a carefree and adventurous personality.

Thank you for making a dream come through for both of us.

Best regards,

Carlos & Angie

  • (5)

Cveto was an amazing guide whose expertise and experience made the climb very fun and exciting. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an amazing outdoor adventure

  • (5)

Amazing! Cveto was experienced, professional, & went the extra mile to check on me the night before to ensure I was prepared. He was encouraging but also realistic regarding conditions & limitations. This was my 1st climb (1st time seeing snow actually!) and as a beginner he was patient w/ me and gave clear instructions-I always felt safe. Highly, highly recommend! Reaching the summit was an unforgettable experience. Thank you for everything. -solo female traveler

  • (5)

Excellent ! We had great time.

  • (3)

A good climb although weather wasn’t good and couldn’t see much at the summit.

  • (5)

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!

  • (5)

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.

  • (4)

Great experience!

  • (5)

Amazing time with Mitja. Despite the severe weather conditions (wind and low visibility) we have made it to the top as the only climbers that day – from 20 trying! Triglav is not easy in such conditions. You need to be tough yourself. Mitja makes perfect evaluation of your physical strengths on 6h walk up to the hut. Always on top and sharing knowledge and stories from his lifetime. I would recommend to everybody with at least medium physical shape. See U soon on the summit!

Karol Maziukiewicz for Mount Triglav guided winter climb
  • (5)

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.

  • (5)

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!

  • (5)

Competent, chilled and very nice guide who makes sure you get the trip that suits you. He was very patient and gave very valuable tips after each climb. I’ll definitely consider him should I go ice climbing in Norway again!

  • (5)

I went ice climbing with Pawel in Rjukan. I had an awesome time and I learned a lot. Pawel is both a highly skilled climber and guide (IFMGA). His instruction was clear and very helpful. He knows the area well and ensured we were first on site and didn’t have to wait at the crag. He is cheerful and easy to get along with. Could not ask for more. I’ll definitely look him up next timing climbing in Norway.

  • (5)

I had an amazing time. I’ve wanted to do a mountaineering course for years and I did far more than I expected within the seven days, I’d recommend it for anyone wanting similiar. Ala-Archa is an incredible place to learn and practise, stunning views. And Anastasiya is a perfect guide, very patient and knowledgable. She’s really proffesional in what she does!