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Ceillac, France, Guided Ice Climbing

IFMGA certified guide Damien wants to lead you for a day of Ice Climbing in the small, wonderful French commune of Ceillac in the Hautes-Alpes region.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Ceillac is a small, sparsely populated commune in the Hautes-Alpes region of south east France. It is a beautiful area located near the spectacular Parc Naturel regional du Queyras.

The commune is also located near the Italian border. Thus allowing visitors to see several impressive peaks that include Monte Viso (3,841m). I believe that just visiting Ceillac is an exciting trip on its own. However, while you’re with me, you will have the chance to spend an entire day ice climbing.

During the winter season, there are several ice falls that form around the Ceillac commune. Those falls include popular choices like the Les Formes du Chaos, among others. However, regardless of whichever ice fall you decide on, I know you will have a great time.

Due to the precarious nature of ice climbing, I will make sure you are properly guided throughout the day. I will see to it that you are safe at all times. And I will also see to it that you are learning as much as possible, so you can use whatever skills you’ve gained in future ice climbing adventures.

A few of the skills I will teach you include how to properly chain your lengths, as well as proper equipment usage and management, and much more.

Ice climbing is a wonderfully enjoyable winter activity. And in Ceillac, the gorgeous scenery only amplifies the experience. So if you want to enjoy a day that will be a feast for both your eyes and your sense of adventure, all you have to do is send me a request.

I can also lead you on another ice climbing adventure at the French ski resort town of La Grave in the Hautes-Alpes region.

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About the guide

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I'm a fully certified IFMGA mountain guide from Les Hautes Alpes. I'm based very close to the National Park of Queyras.
I was born in a farm in Haute Savoie. I grew up with cows and when I was 1 1/2 years old, I climbed my first mountain...Nooo, I'm just kidding !
I come from Paris and I actually started sailing before mountaineering. I studied in a business school and I realized few years later that actually, my passion was not to sit behind a computer all day but to guide friends and clients in the mountains.
I now live in Les Hautes Alpes and I'll be happy to bring you up there and let you live an unique time. So please contact me and let's start planning a mountain trip you would like to do, during the winter or the summer, for 1/2 or several days !

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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 341 each

Group of 2

EUR 171 each

Group of 3

EUR 114 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• The price does include a helmet and harness, but does not include equipment such as crampons, ice axe and shoes; however, those items can rented.

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