People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Dec
Type of Trip
Let me invite you to live an unforgettable winter mountaineering experience in Kandersteg. Join me for one or several days of ice climbing on some of the best waterfalls of Europe.
Kandersteg is a Swiss municipality in the district of Frutigen-Niedersimmental. It is an alpine town at 1174m high. It has a privileged location in the middle of the Bernese Oberland. It’s one of the best places in the Alps to practice ice climbing. As I live nearby, I’ve extensively climbed and explored the icefalls in the area throughout the last 15 years.
Ice climbing is one of my favourite winter activities ! I particularly enjoy going to Kandersteg with my friends and clients because…
- It is the Mecca for ice climbing in Europe, it offers extremely varied terrain;
- Through local knowledge I can find the best crags for every level of ice climber.
- For me in winter there’s nothing more challenging and satisfying than climbing frozen waterfalls.
During winter time, the frozen waterfalls in Kandersteg offer ice climbing possibilities for everyone, from beginners to experienced climbers. The area has easy ice walls suitable for introductory courses. There are also some more difficult routes for the ones looking to progress and gain autonomy.
All you need is a good level of fitness. Some basic notions in using crampons will also be a plus.
I’ll define a program based on your wishes, your level and the number of participants. I will also take into account the weather and the ice conditions.
Please get in touch with me if you are interested to ice climb in Kandersteg. We’ll have the opportunity to discuss together and plan a tour answering your expectations.
Price per person per day
- Guiding fee
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.
You can rent equipment from me if you need : Iceaxes, Crampons, Harnesses and Helmets
About the Guide
I was born and raised in the valley of Grindelwald, in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. To this day I live in this region and I am working as a full-time Mountain Guide since 2005, when I got my IFMGA/UIAGM certification.
In my spare time I love traveling. Throughout the last twenty years I was privileged to visit many countries over four continents and I got to learn a lot about different cultures. My greatest passion is nature in all its diversity. A life in nature is what gives me strength and helps me find balance. That’s why activities like climbing, bouldering, telemark skiing and surfing are central parts of my life.
‘As climbers we often walk on a knife's edge and move off the beaten tracks. This way, we sharpen our intuition and get a sense of a precarious, heightened perception, through that perception we learn to act responsibly. In nature, I find both peace and deep inspiration for life’.