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Ice Climbing Course in Arolla, Switzerland

Ice Climbing  Arolla
Ice Climbing Course in Arolla
Ice Climb Arolla
Ice Climbing Course in Arolla

Join certified guide Jérôme on this Ice Climbing Initiation program for the ultimate alpine adventure! In just one day, you'll gain new skills, conquer frozen cascades, and bond with fellow climbers in the captivating setting of Arolla. Designed for beginners, our program offers a comprehensive introduction to the thrilling realm of ice climbing


1 Day

Jan - Mar, Dec




Master the essentials of ice climbing with a seasoned guide

Explore the stunning Arolla village in Evolène, Switzerland

Create unforgettable memories in a single day


Come aboard on the ultimate alpine adventure with our Ice Climbing Initiation program!

Experience the magic of a single day filled with excitement, where you not only acquire new skills but also conquer frozen cascades as you enjoy the camaraderie of fellow climbers.

Get ready to discover the breathtaking beauty of Arolla, a lively and warm village surrounded by the towering Alps. Enjoy the unique charm of the region, with its majestic frozen landscapes, a truly stunning backdrop to your ice climbing adventure. This trip offers not just a physical challenge, but also an opportunity to connect with nature in a truly spectacular setting.

Earn your stripes as you learn essential ice climbing skills and the art of ice axe and crampon use. As you master new skills and conquer icy challenges, you'll gain the confidence and knowledge to tackle increasingly difficult climbs. Our program is specifically crafted for novices, providing a thorough and practical introduction to the thrilling realm of ice climbing.

Lace up your boots, grab your ice axe, and let's embark on an unforgettable journey into the world of ice climbing! Secure your spot with us today!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Harness

- Crampons

- Ice axe

Price details

Not Included in the price:

- Transportation to the meeting point.

- Mountaineering boots suitable for crampons.

- Specific clothing required for ice climbing.

- Please note that participants are responsible for their own transportation, appropriate footwear, and specialized clothing to ensure a safe and enjoyable ice climbing experience.



Lodging will be arranged in Hôtel du Glacier à Arolla

Meeting point

We'll start our adventure in Arolla

Equipment you will need to bring


Mountaineering boots suitable for crampons


How much ice climbing experience do I need?

While prior ice climbing experience is not mandatory, participants with a background in climbing or similar activities may find the transition smoother.

How fit do I need to be for this ice climbing course?

For optimal enjoyment of the ice climbing experience, a moderate level of fitness is recommended. The physical demands of ascending a frozen waterfall are taken into consideration, and a basic level of stamina and agility will contribute to a more fulfilling and enjoyable adventure. Participants should be prepared for a moderate level of physical exertion, ensuring a rewarding experience amidst the icy beauty of the climbing site.

What will we do on the course?

The adventure kicks off with introductions, followed by a short walk to the base of the frozen waterfall (15-30 minutes). A thorough safety briefing ensures preparedness. Then, participants, guided by experts, embark on the exhilarating climb on the frozen cascade, experiencing the thrill of ice climbing in a stunning winter setting.

Will I need to bring any equipment of my own?

You'll need both a helmet and mountaineering boots suitable for crampons

Will I be able to rent equipment?

Yes, rental of equipment will be available on site

What's included in the price?

Group equipment, including ice climbing gear such as crampons, ice axes, and harness.

What is NOT included in the price?

  • Transportation to the meeting point.

-Mountaineering boots suitable for crampons.

  • Specific clothing required for ice climbing.
  • Please note that participants are responsible for their own transportation, appropriate footwear, and specialized clothing to ensure a safe and enjoyable ice climbing experience.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Hello! I'm Jérôme, a passionate mountain and canyoning guide. Having completed my mountain guide training in 2021, I bring many years of experience, inviting you to explore breathtaking alpine landscapes with me. Whether you crave the thrill of skiing on snow-covered slopes or the excitement of descending canyons, each outing is crafted to blend challenge and enjoyment. As an experienced guide, my commitment is to provide you with a safe adventure tailored to your preferences and suitable for all experience levels. Ready to create unforgettable memories in nature? Book your adventure and join me for an exhilarating outdoor experience!


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