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8-day Ice Climbing Expedition in the Dolomites

Join Tal, an IFMGA-certified guide, on this epic 8-day mixed ice climbing adventure in the Dolomites.

Mountain RangeDolomite Mountains
Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Ice climb to the top of a frozen waterfall.

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Dolomites.

  • Learn and hone new ice climbing techniques.

Description

Join me on this exhilarating 8-day ice climbing expedition in the breathtakingly beautiful Dolomites!

Our adventure begins after we meet for the orientation at the hotel in Füssen. The next morning, we drive on to either Tannheimertal, Austria or South Tirol, Italy, weather permitting. In either of these stunning locations, we will begin climbing!

We will practice using crampons as well as axes and climb up a few icefalls of varying steepness. Depending on how well we progress, we might even try some vertical ice.

The next day, we will go over some safety and more climbing techniques. We will also learn how to place and clean ice screws, how to prepare belay stances in ice and how to pass an ice bulge.

All of this prepares us for the next 3.5 days of mixed climbing challenges. You will use your lead climbing skills on an icefall with the option to place your own screws along the way.

You will also have the opportunity to build your own stance and belay on a multi-pitch ice course in preparation for the highlight of our trip.

This comes on the sixth day, when we climb a long waterfall together while switching leads. The ice climb is stunning and the scenery at the top will be absolutely sublime.

Finally, our adventure will culminate with a mix climbing challenge. We will spend half of a day climbing short and steep waterfalls before heading back to Füssen and saying goodbye.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this exhilarating ice climbing adventure in the stunningly scenic Dolomites.

If you like the look of this trip then we think you might also be interested in our 8-day mountaineering course including the summiting of Wild Spitz!

More info

Prior ice climbing experience is not necessary. However, prior rock climbing, lead climbing and belaying experience is necessary.

Meeting point

Füssen, Germany

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We will meet at the hotel in Füssen, Germany to discuss thr trip and hand out the equipment, and if we have the time, practice tying knots.

Day 2: First climbing day

We will either stop in Tannheimertal, Austira or go straight on to South Tirol, Italy, depending on the weather. Once at our destination we will learn how to use axes and crampons, testing our new skills on various different terrains.

Day 3: Lead climbing on ice

We will dedicate the entire day to lead climbing on ice as well as go over various other ice climbing techniques.

Day 4: Lead climbing an icefall

We will put some of your newfound skills to the test by lead climbing an icefall.

Day 5: Preparation day for multi-pitch climbing

We will learn how to build a stance and belay on ice multi-pitch climbs.

Day 6: Multi-pitch climb

We will put our skills to the test, climbing a long waterfall together.

Day 7: Mix climbing

We will spend a short day climbing around the area with short and steep waterfalls as well as other routes. At around 14:00, we will drive back to Füssen.

Day 8: Goodbye

After eating our last breakfast together, we will say our goodbyes.


About the guide

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I am in the mountains all year-round, either guiding a trip or exploring on my own. Mountain guiding is not only my profession and passion but also my inner calling. I am a qualified IFMGA mountain and ski guide.

In 2012, I established my mountaineering school "Mountains" with the motto: Quality guiding on snow, rock and ice. You can count on a low client to guide ratio, reliable gear and high quality programs led by our talented team of guides. We are not adrenaline junkies - we put safety first and strive to meet and exceed all of our clients' needs.

We take great pride in having more than 30% returning clients and would be thrilled to welcome you to our "Mountains" family during your next rock, snow or ice adventure!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1238 each

Group of 2

EUR 1238 each

Group of 3

EUR 1238 each

Group of 4

EUR 1238 each

Group of 5

EUR 1238 each

Group of 6

EUR 1238 each

Group of 7

EUR 1238 each

Group of 8

EUR 1238 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

Price details

• Please note that prices do not include flights and insurances, mountaineering shoes rental, overnights in a mountain hut or in the valley (1/2 pension €55 - €65 per night for a participant sharing a double bedroom).


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