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Central Switzerland
Central Switzerland
Central Switzerland

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.


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

2 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jan - Mar, Dec

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

4.0

Based on 1 reviews

  • 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.

Description

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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Details

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.

According to the new directives of the Aosta Valley Regional College, insurance for recovery in the event of an accident is in charge of the customer and can be purchased by registering with the ITALIAN ALPINE CLUB (or corresponding local alpine club) or on the UVGAM website (https://pos.larcasrl.it/default.aspx?IDCON=926 ).

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking to establish a meeting point.

About the guide: Enrico

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Enrico

5.00

(12)

Mountain 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.

Languages

Italian | French | English

Certificates

IFMGA

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What people are saying about Enrico

John

5.00

This was intended to be 10 days of skill building with the ultimate goal of climbing one of the 6 great north faces of the Alps. I'd climbed some mountains graded PD/AD- before and did a few mountaineering courses but didn't have much experience climbing ice, mixed or steep snow. This course blew my expectations out of the water. Enrico is the best guide I've ever had, from a combination of technical skill, patience, knowledge of all aspects and good nature. We climbed something every single day (!). I really progressed my ice climbing which was the main goal for me and many times during the course I came away feeling that I'd surprised myself by getting to the top. Enrico did a great job judging my level and found options every day to challenge but not overwhelm me. I came to trust his judgement and really appreciate the time we got to spend climbing some great routes. 10/10.

David

5.00

Great trip, highly customized and exceeding our expectations. Highly recommendable

Brad

5.00

I really enjoyed the course and would definitely recommend the four day North Face course with Enrico. Thank you for organising this for me.

Ryan

5.00

The trip arranged by Enrico was fantastic. We had to change plans to focus on some different climbs. Enrico was thoroughly professional in his trip planning. Jenn and I had fantastic time and can recommend both Explore Share and Enrico highly

Tony

5.00

Spend 4 days with Enrico - training for a north face attempt next year. Enrico was a superb guide across all aspects - technical skills, coaching skills and all round mountaineering skills. Enrico‘s experience in the Alps is second to none and I thoroughly enjoyed the 4 days - which Enrico planned to cover a range of skills and exposure including ice climbing, dry tooling, multi pitch mixed routes and on day 4 we were ‘blessed’ with a storm high up on ‘Via dai Cristallieri’ - what a great challenge to finish the 4 days. I’m addition.to being a phenomenal climber and teacher - Enrico was a perfect host and nothing was too much trouble. I had the pleasure to stay in Arvier, at Enrico and Ilaria’s fantastic B&B - Maison de la Montagne. Overall I would highly recommend Enrico as a guide and tutor for the mountains and also Explore Share for linking me up.

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