Central Switzerland 2-Day Ice Climbing Course

Join mountain guide Enrico on an amazing ice climbing program in the heart of Switzerland and spend two days - or more - learning the fundamentals of this remarkable sport and developing your skills as a proficient mountaineer and climber.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Improve your alpine skills under the instruction of a knowledgeable guide.

  • Take in the unbelievable landscape of Switzerland and the heart of the Alps.

  • Explore one of the world’s most popular high-altitude destinations in a fun way.

  • Embark on a fulfilling trip that is efficient, effective, and tons of fun.

 
Take on the frozen features of the indescribable Swiss Alps on a two-day ice climbing program! This guided trip will give you access to some of the most fascinating landscapes of central-southern Switzerland while expanding on your ice climbing abilities and having the time of your life!

The Swiss Alps epitomize high-altitude adventure. From east to west and everywhere in between, there are classic routes in every sport and discipline that beckon to travelers from every corner of the globe. In the center of the country, you are surrounded by unprecedented mountain beauty and the activities associated with world-class snow sports. For you, this translates to the ice climbing trip you have always dreamed of.

With a plethora of options and lines throughout the Kandersteg region – and beyond – we will spend a couple of days honing our skills and becoming the best climbers we can be. The Alps are extremely accommodating, so many locations are possible. But Kandersteg is THE worldwide know Mecca for tough and steep ice climbing adventures.

The routes are perfect for experienced ice climbers ready to face exciting challenges head on. Seasoned veterans looking for the next icy high will be right at home. Let me know what you are looking for in your program and I will design a trip specifically around you.

The area boasts an array of waterfalls that, during the winter, freeze over and provide a climbing playground for adventurers. You must have heard of Rubezhal, Blue Magic, Crack Baby! It is a great way to explore a landscape in a unique way, gain valuable experience in an exciting sport, and to discover the endless beauty of Switzerland and its terrain in an immersive way. You will have a personalized program with unique benefits you won’t find anywhere else.

I have a vast knowledge of the people and places in central Switzerland, enhancing your experiencing and ensuring you have a safe and satisfying time. I am passionate about the country, as well as ice climbing, so you will get to know the area as the locals do. Have a great time while examining the intricacies of this icy paradise.

You should be in good shape for this program as it contains exciting and challenging objectives. You should be an intermediate to advanced ice climber to participate in this adventure.

Book this amazing program in central Switzerland NOW and discover the thrill of ice climbing in the world-famous Alps and their mountainside!

If you were interested in a sustained training program in the Alps, I have you covered! Or we can climb an icon – Freney Pillar of Mont Blanc!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
700 EUR

Group of 2
350 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 The price does NOT include lodging, meals, and/or transportation for both clients and the guide. We can provide lodging at B&B Maison de la montagne (http://www.maisondelamontagne.net/) when based down the valley.
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking to establish a meeting point.

More info

The program has a minimum of two (2) days. Let me know if you would like to add more days to your program.

Ice climbing requires the right equipment, such as helmets, crampons, ice axe(s), mountaineering boots, gloves, etc. Contact me upon booking with any questions regarding what you need to bring.

 

About the Guide

 
 

My biggest satisfaction is to explore new places, and share it with a rope-mate. And to do it as a professional is the realization of a dream. At the age of 15, I knew I wanted to become a mountain guide, I wanted to live in the mountains, teach and share my new passion. In 2006 I realized my dream and I became a professional mountain guide. I like sharing my knowledge and experience with my clients, taking a journey that transforms slowly the guide-client relationship in climbing partner and often in friendship. I am not and never will be a lone climber but "a company" 'explorer. My specialty lies certainly in climbing on ice and mixed in the high mountains. With my clients I climbed the most difficult faces in the Alps, explored mountain ranges, traveled between America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

 
 

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What People are Saying about Enrico Bonino

 

Here is the summary of my experience with Explore-share and Enrico: Explore-share was one of several companies I considered before my trip to the Alps. I was very happy with my choice from the moment I sent my first email. The staff members responded promptly and answered all of my questions very clearly and kindly. I was blown away with the professionalism they have demonstrated. Two days after sending my first email I was in contact with my guide, Enrico. With Enrico we climbed different routes in the area of Mt. Blanc and practiced different techniques for about ten days. Enrico was an excellent guide. He was patient, thoughtful, and improved my skills tremendously. He was very thorough and safety conscious. After ten days of climbing I felt a lot of trust between the two of us, which I believe makes us a good team for future climbing adventures. I would highly recommend Explore-share and Enrico to anyone who is planning to explore the beauty of the Alps and take the challenge of climbing these magnificent mountains. During my trip I met Italian, French, Swiss and German guides. All of them were extremely enthusiastic and nice. Going to Europe for climbing? Choose European professionals. You will not be disappointed.
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Erling Fasting
I can absolutely recommend Enrico to any other clients. Very professional, competent, safe and pleasant mountain-guide.
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Jostein
Getting in contact through explore-share.com with Enrico Bonino, mountain guide, was really a snap. Some time later I got in contact over phone/mail with Enrico. Finally we found a time window in February to go ice climbing for 2 days in Chamonix. 850 km and a night later I found myself on the Italian side of the Mt Blanc in Courmayeur. Enrico took us to the traverse of the Aiguilles d\'Entrèves. Not very difficult but perfect to acquaint myself again with granite and mixed climbing after a lapse of ... +20 years. The weather was brilliant, blue skies, sun all over and the scenery was +++, pure enjoyment ! The next day the weather was grey and some snow was forecasted. So Enrico took me to Cogne where we climbed the 7 lengths of Ghost Goully. Not a pure icefall, it has some mixed, more mountain-like, character. After hiking back to the village Enrico took me to his favourite pub where we had a tasty piece of pizza and pastry. A Short trip but just what I needed to get some feeling climbing with crampons and ice axes again. This is definitely asking for more and I\'m looking forward to the next trip ! Thank you Enrico, Bruno
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