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Ice Training programme 1+ day in Zermatt

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Ice Training programme 1+ day in Zermatt

Improve your mountaineering skills with this ice training programme in the Theodul Glacier, in Zermatt, along with IMFGA-certified guide Herbert.



3 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec




* Learn the techniques you need for a safe mountaineering experience

* Discover the Theodul Glacier in Valais, a great training spot

* Enjoy an exciting day surrounded by stunning alpine scenery


If you are looking to acquire a solid base for your mountaineering adventures, I have the perfect plan for you. Come join me on this ice climbing training, for 1 or more days, in the Theodulglacier in Zermatt.

This programme in the canton of Valais offers a varied and versatile training, a great way to take your glacier skills to the next level, learning how to move safely on ice and snow.

We will go over some theory but most important, I will put a lot of attention on the practice. My main goal is that you put your glacier mountaineering skills and techniques in use. During this training we will go over the following topics:

  • Walking and climbing with crampons

  • Rope up on glaciers

  • Anchors in ice and snow

  • Ice axe techniques

  • Belaying techniques

  • Most important knots

  • Behaviour on glaciers

  • Crevasse rescue

  • Abseiling with crampons

The Theodulglacier offers excellent conditions for a great training and can be easily reached from Zermatt. We will be staying in a hut, just 30 minutes walk from the glacier.

Please don’t hesitate to send me a request If you want to join me on this training in Zermatt. I will be happy to guide you in the Theodul Glacier for 1 or more days. I also offer a 3-day ice training course with an ascent to Breithorn included. Check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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The minimum number of climbers is 4, maximum 8.

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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.

In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.


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What people are saying about this trip



I found the session with Herbert, which included glacier travel safety and crevasse rescue, to be extremely helpful. Thankyou Herbert for your advice, and all the team at Explore-share for connecting us.

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