People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar
Type of Trip
Come and join me for a full day of thrilling ice climbing at Bud’ Fit, in the Giant Mountains here in the Czech Republic.
Located in the Elbe Valley region, we will take a short 4 Km hike from the famous Spindleruv Mlyn Ski Resort. After that comfortable, scenic hike, where you will leave behind the bustle of the resort, we will reach Bud’ Fit, and a beautiful Ice Fall in the quiet wilderness of the valley. Upon reaching the Ice Fall, I will provide instructions and lessons how to safely climb it. And for those people with experience, I will provide specific tips and advice whenever requested.
The Giant Mountains are beautiful in the summer, but absolutely stunning in the winter. Furthermore, they definitely live up to their name. They are enormous in actual size, as well as the wonder they inspire in anybody lucky enough to see them.
There are several beautiful spots in the Giant Mountains that would be perfect for ice climbing. However, Bud’ Fit is the only one where you are authorised to do so. Thus, making this excursion truly special, as you will be doing something truly exhilarating in the only place you can. And once you reach the top of the ice fall, the view will absolutely blow your mind.
So join me, let me guide you up an incredible Ice Fall in the amazing Giant Mountains, in the only spot in the Czech Republic where it’s legal to do so.
I’ll be awaiting your message.
And if you want to join me for a Ski Touring Expedition in the Giant Mountains. You can also join me here.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Personal equipment
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.
While the guide ratio is 4 clients for 1 guide, I much prefer only 2 people, so I can provide you with sufficient attention in order to make your day as amazing possible.
I provide harness, ice axe, helmet and crampons; however, I ask that you bring your mountaineering shoes, but if you don't have any I can at least provide you with ski touring boots.
About the Guide
I've been skiing and climbing since my early childhood. I graduated in 2005 from the Univerzity of Hradec Kralove with a Master degree at the Faculty of Education. Since then I worked as a history and PE teacher. I was also running an Outdoor sport's club at that time, spending plenty of time climbing, skiing etc. with my students.
In 2009, I became a full time skiing and climbing instructor.
2009 – APUL C ski instructor
2010 – APUL B ski instructor
2011 – APUL telemark and snowboard
2012 – ISIA Mark (International ski instructors association)
– MSMT climbing instructor and Mountain leader
2013 – entered the UIAGM mountain guide education
2014 – passed the UIAGM Aspirant exam.
2015 - Succeeded the UIAGM / IFMGA final exam
Spending your holiday with you would be my pleasure. Whether in winter on a ski tour (in Czech Republic or Austria) or in summer among the spectacular sandstone towers.
It will be, with no doubt, a very pleasant experience for all of us. I'm an easygoing, friendly and reliable person with a good sense for responsibility.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with me !
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