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1+ day Ice climbing near Cortina d’Ampezzo

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Follow Giovanni, an IFMGA certified guide, on this incredible ice climbing challenge. This adventure in Cortina d'Ampezzo, in the Italian Dolomites, is the perfect choice for this winter.


Dolomite Mountains

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Dec




  • Improve your ice climbing skills in a beautiful setting.
  • Explore the Dolomites from a different point of view.
  • Discover the endless ice climbing possibilities in this Italian massif.


Discover the stunning waterfalls in the Italian Dolomites on this incredible adventure. Join me for some fun ice climbing near Cortina d’Ampezzo on a trip planned just for you.

This region is perfect year-round for outdoor lovers and has breathtaking views from all corners. In the winter, the ice climbing possibilities in the Dolomites are endless. Depending on how long you wish to stay and what your goals are, we’ll choose between Vallunga, Travenanzes Valley, Val di Fassa, Civetta, Marmarole, Sappada and many others.

This can be an intermediate or difficult trip, depending on the itinerary. we will plan the tour depending on your previous skills, goals and the stability of the ice. Additionally, I’ll also teach you different skills and techniques to improve your ice climbing along the way . It is important that you are  in shape and that you are healthy enough for the activity. If you have any health issues, please let me know.

So come and discover the incredible area of Cortina d’Ampezzo on this exciting adventure. Send your request now and I’ll organise the perfect experience just for you!

For more outdoor adventures in Italy, follow me on a 2-day cycling adventure in Venice or via ferrata in Creste di Costabella.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance


More info

Make sure to bring: -Warm winter clothes -2 pairs of gloves -Harness -Helmet -Crampons -Boots with rigid sole.

About the guide

I was born in the plain in 1983, but as often happens to those who were born there, I have always loved the mountains. I was three years old when I wore my first skis, not knowing that this would become my strongest passion ... Skiing, walking, climbing: it is since I was a child that I go to the mountains, first with my parents and my grandfather and then with my friends.

The degree in forestry science was only the logical consequence of this passion, as well as the beautiful summers spent managing the refuge Capanna Punta Penia in Marmolada (the highest refuge in the Dolomites, on top of the highest mountain in the Dolomites!), which I call "the bus without wheels" and all over the Dolomites!
The last step (for now...) was to become a Mountain Guide, to let you experience what the mountain transmits to me!
… and to show you the famous " bus without wheels”


Italian | English



What people are saying about Giovanni Orlando

Michael Darmiento


October, 2022

Giovanni is a wonderful guide, with perfect knowledge of the route and the technical aspects of the climb. Would highly recommend Giovanni as a guide for the Dolomites and elsewhere.

Sonya Silleck


August, 2019

Giovanni was an exceptionally wonderful guide! Our family spent the day with him climbing in Cinque Torri. He was incredibly patient with our children, and was able to find routes that we all enjoyed climbing. We loved every minute of the day and would recommend this trip to any family interested in doing some sport climbing near Cortina/Cinque Torri.


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