Improve your mountaineering skills with this ice training programme in the Theodul Glacier, in Zermatt, along with IMFGA-certified guide Herbert.
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:
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!
Prices and programme are subject to change.
The minimum number of climbers is 4, maximum 8.
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.
The guide was very knowledgeable.
We were group of 3 with Herbert to the Monte Rosa drop off location. Our group has done lots of heli-skiing, cat skiing, and hiked routes. What we look for in guides is 1) safety 2) matching route to technical ability 3) advice in complex sections 4) having a personality and making the day fun. On safety: Herbert did a good safety briefing and told us where to position ourselves relative to his tracks, that was the extent of his safety. One of our group members fell part-way into a crevasse and was dangling on the ice wall, and he leisurely pulled out his rope to throw it down even after being told there was a very far drop. He routinely skiied out-of-sight of the entire group even in more dangerous sections. If someone had fallen through again, there was no rescuing them as he was the only one with the safety gear. On matching the route the technical ability of the group he did fine, the only part that was an issue was the very long flat ski out (he warned us about this, so we knew it ahead of time, I wouldn\'t do this route again because of this). On advice/tips for complex routes, he had nothing to offer, and was annoyed when you asked him questions, the only thing he said was \"lean forward on your skiis\", and didn\'t try to help anyone who had challenges. On the last part, personality, this was the worst. He was extremely annoyed that he had to help the person out of the crevasse, and even more annoyed that a snowboarder in our group was slower in the flat section. He complained to other ski guides that passed by that he was late for his lunch. When we stopped to break and took pictures he asked us to stop wasting time with taking our phones out. When we asked him if we should bring water (for a 5 hour ski) he said it\'s no necessary, which was crazy. Overall, it really put a damper on the entire experience, we spent a lot of money and came from Canada to experience this, and he nearly ruined it. He\'s a really good technical skiier, but has no patience nor does he put an ounce of effort in to making it fun or making people feel safe.
My wife and I had an incredible day with Herbert in Zermatt. Our guide did an excellent job of adjusting the skiing to fit our ability. Would not hesitate to highly recommend Herbert.....thank you for an epic memory.
Group of 1
|CHF 640 each|
Group of 2
|CHF 320 each|
Group of 3
|CHF 232 each|
Group of 4
|CHF 186 each|
Group of 5
|CHF 155 each|
Group of 6
|CHF 140 each|
Group of 7
|CHF 129 each|
Group of 8
|CHF 119 each|
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