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Ice climbing course in the Dolomites from Füssen, Allgäu (6 days)

ice climbing course

Join IFMGA mountain guide, Tal Niv, on an unforgettable 6-day ice-climbing course in the Dolomites and learn all the skills you need to climb beautiful icefalls.


Dolomite Mountains

6 Days

Jan, Feb




  • Learn ice climbing skills and put them to practice.
  • Enjoy a unique winter adventure in the Dolomites.
  • Practice ice climbing in a stunning setting on an unforgettable 6-day program.


Would you like to join an ice climbing course in the Dolomites? Then come with me on this intensive 6-day program and learn everything you need to know to enjoy unique winter ice climbing adventures.

On this program, we will set off from Füssen, Allgäuand head to the Dolomites to enjoy a 6-day course where you will learn skills and techniques that you will then put to practice. You can find a detailed tentative program below, which may vary depending on weather conditions. On the last day of our program, we will climb a beautiful waterfall!

Keep in mind that you will need a very good fitness level and prior rock climbing experience, including lead climbing and belaying to join this course. Of course, I will be there to teach you the ice-climbing skills you need, to help and to guide you.

So, would you like to discover the amazing sport of ice-climbing? Then book your place and join me on this unique course where you will learn all the skills you need and put them to practice!

Or, if you prefer, you can also join me on some of the other ice-climbing and mountaineering programs that I offer in the region.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Avalanche equipment

Price details

PRICE INCLUDES: 5 days of intensive ice climbing, planning and guiding by an IFMGA/UIAGM qualified guide/ aspirant,

avalanche safety equipment,

modern & high-level ice climbing equipment (excluding clothing and shoes), video analysis, transportation during the activity. DOES NOT INCLUDE: flights/ traveling costs to Füssen,

personal insurance,

mountaineering shoes rental (in case needed),

overnights in a mountain hut or in the valley (1/2 pension 55- 65€ per night for a participant sharing a double bedroom).

*group size: min/max 4 participants.


Day 1: Füssen (Allgäu)

Meeting point at 5 pm in the hotel in Füssen (Allgäu). Introduction talk, equipment handover, eventually introduction to various knots.

Day 2: First ice climbing day

Depending on condition in the Tannheimertal or on our way to the Hotel in South Tirol (Italy). Introduction to using ice axes and crampons in easy terrain.

Day 3:  Ice protection & technique improvement.

The entire day will be dedicated to learning how to lead climb on ice: placing and cleaning of ice screws, preparation of gear, building belay stances in ice.  Additionally working on climbing techniques – how to climb efficiently and economical, how to pass an ice bulge and how to traverse and to move fast on ice just to name a few examples. Video analysis.

Day 4: Lead climbing in ice.

At first, a pseudo lead climb while placing ice screws and later on the option to lead the same icefall, while independently placing screws. Video analysis.

Day 5: Preparation day for multi-pitch climbing

How to build a stance and rope handling on a multi-pitch climb in ice.

Day 6: Multi-pitch climb

Under the supervision of the guide, you are going to climb a long waterfall while switching leads. This is one of the most significant days of the course & for most of the participants an absolute highlight! In the afternoon, we will drive back to Füssen and end the activity.




mountain hut or in the valley (not included in the price)

Meeting point

Meeting point at 5 pm in the hotel in Füssen (Allgäu). Average costs for 1/2 pension are 55- 65€ per night for a participant sharing a double bedroom.

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: mountaineering shoes and clothes

About the guide

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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What people are saying about Tal Niv

Neil Forrest


July, 2023

Great trip that I'll remember forever, Tal did a great job of managing the logistics of a puzzle with many moving pieces! Both leading guides Jeff and Andi were first class and made the trip. Overall, top notch I would be happy to recommend!

Jennifer Jayne Barclay


July, 2023

There were several hiccoughs with Explore-share dates in the beginning. But, they got resolved quickly with responsive staff. It was a bit confusing at first because different guides would accept the offer and then fall away. So the early process through ES was a bit confusing. With multiple different emails and multiple different proposed guides that seemed to disappear as quickly as they popped up. This is why ES is rated 4 stars. ES is a good idea but just needs to fine tuned. ES offers a great way to get access to guides when you have few contacts. I think it is a good idea and has a future. The staff were fabulous though at reassuring and updating me. Once the booking was confirmed with Tal Niv we had very good communication over a period of a few months. Tal was organised and in touch frequently. There was a mis-communication in the trip dates (human error) but Tal quickly resolved it and managed to secure us Julian Resch who did an excellent job guiding us on an acclimatisation hike up the east ridge of Weissmies. Julian was easy comfortable company and was very professional. He was patient, encouraging and kind. I would recommend Tal and Julian for anyone seeking an adventure. Good luck ES - we will use you again in the future.

Mark Moore


February, 2023

Amazing trip from start to finish! Tal is a very professional guide and methodical in his teaching method, it made learning a new skill very easy and enjoyable.

Sergejs Bolsedvorskis


August, 2022

An awesome adventure provided by Tal's company. All requirements were met and schedule was adjusted for the changing weather conditions. It was one of the best guided tours I've experienced so far!

Potato Hills


February, 2020

Amazing trip, great hotel and the food was unbelievable. The guiding was very thorough and professional and I took a lot away from it. Conditions weren't great but we definitely made the most of it



February, 2020

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