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4-day basic ice climbing course, Sexten Dolomites | Italy

4-day basic ice climbing course, Sexten Dolomites

Join Herbert, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, on this basic course for ice climbing in the beautiful Sexten Dolomites, Italian Alps.




4 Days








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For all climbing enthusiasts, this four-day basic course is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the activity outside in the winter and learn the thrill of ice climbing.

During this course we’ll be surrounded by the impressive Sexten Dolomites. In addition you will learn how to use specific technical gear as well as some safety procedures to do well on the frozen walls. I have no doubt that ice climbing will become your new favorite sport!

I have an amazing program planned for you. We’ll first meet up and check the equipment. Then, we’ll travel into Höhlensteintal, in South Tyrol to the dazzling Sunntaplotz waterfall. There, I’ll teach you the basics of ice climbing: how to use crampons and a pick axe. Get ready for your first climbing attempt!

The second day, we’ll go to the stunning climbing area of Prags Rosslahne for some climbing training. Here you’ll learn how to evaluate the quality of the ice. On our third day, we’ll go to the Sappada ice climbing spot. We’ll carry out practice rounds and learn different safety techniques, such as placing ice screws or making an Abalakov thread. We’ll finish our trip with more practice on the Matrei climbing area.

It is important that you have some basic knowledge on rock and ice climbing for this trip as well as a good fitness level.

So send your request and book the trip! It’ll be my pleasure to be your guide and instructor in the Sexten Dolomites.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

The price does not include room and board, but I am happy to book a lodge for you according to your requests.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: Herbert

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Guide from Sesto, Italy

For almost 150 years mountain guides from Sesto/Sexten have been taking enthusiastic people on the mountains. Their long-time tradition has seen famous alpinists and legendary first ascents.

We, the new generation of the Alpinschule Sexten – Drei Zinnen, also turned our big passion into our job. The fascination of the mountains urges us all year round onto the local Dolomites and around the globe. With our professional support your time spent on the mountains doubtlessly turns into an unforgettable experience.

I work together with a group of alpine IFMGA guides: Christian, Daniel, Hannes, Joe, Robert, Helmut and Felix. If I'm not available for your request, one of them will guide you!


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What people are saying about Herbert



I went with Mark Oberlechner who is a great guide!!! And we took the 4 day tour so not this one.



Our trip with Herbert was fabulous! He was very accommodating, picking us up from our hotel and then dropping us off at the train station. The via ferrata itself was great, we had a blast. Herbert guided us well through the tougher sections. I felt safe and confident the entire time. We would absolutely book Herbert again, and I was very happy with explore-share. Thanks!



Our guide, Christian, was very experienced and knoweldgeable about the area. The climb is suitable for both beginners and the more confident. Would definately recommend.

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