Freissinieres, French Alps, Guided Ice Climbing

IFMGA certified mountain guide Damien wants to lead you on a full day ice climbing expedition in the lovely French commune of Freissinieres in the Alps.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


Freissinieres is positioned like a hidden gem in the Hautes-Alpes region of France. Located within a large valley, this  commune rests in between a great deal of beautiful natural sights. There is a dense forest on one side, and rocky landscape on the other. There are rivers and lakes that include Faravel and Palluel. And there are several peaks looming above, including Felix Neff (3,243m), Petit Pinier (3,100m) and the Grand Pinier (3,117m).

To put it simply, Freissinieres is a beautiful place.

And the purpose of this trip is to give you the chance to enjoy a full day of ice climbing in that beautiful place.

There are a number of ice falls in Freissinieres that form in the winter months. Each one is wonderfully unique, and presents its own challenges and thrills. The advantage of that kind of variety is that we will get to figure out exactly which ice fall will suit you best, based on your skill level, fitness level, and wishes. But regardless of what you choose, throughout the day, you will get to scale a beautiful ice fall. And whenever you look around, you will also get to marvel at the spectacular scenery that Freissinieres has to offer.

I will make sure that your experience is enjoyable from start to finish. I will also make sure that you feel safe at all times. And finally, I will do my best to try to teach you all I can, so your next ice climbing adventure will be even better!

So send me a request, and let me guide on an ice climbing adventure in the lovely French commune of Freissinieres.

I offer several other ice climbing adventures in the Hautes-Alpes region of France. They include this trip at La Grave, this trip at Ceilac, and this trip at Briancons, which is designed for beginners.

Price per person per day

1 Person
371 USD

Group of 2
185 USD

Group of 3
124 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 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.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point

About the Guide


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 !

FROM 124 USD per person per day


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