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Introductory ice climbing course in Fassa Valley

ice climbing course

Learn the basics with this introductory ice climbing course in Fassa Valley, Italy, with IFMGA-certified mountain guide Renato Bernard.



1 Day

Jan - Mar, Dec


This is your chance to try a new and exciting activity. With this 1-day introductory ice climbing course in Fassa Valley, you'll learn all the progression and security basics!

Ice climbing involves climbing inclined ice formations and it is generally practiced on frozen waterfalls or ice gullies.

With this ice climbing course you'll discover a fun and adrenaline-pumping activity. I guarantee there will be excitement to spare! You'll make your first steps on ice, learn how to use crampons and ice-axes, and even attempt to climb your first ice formations.

All the necessary ice climbing equipment (harness, crampons, ice-axe and helmet) can be provided free of charge. You need to bring warm clothing (see "More info") and boots that can fit crampons (or ski boots).

This ice climbing course is available to adults and teenagers (14 years and over). However, bear in mind that you need to be in good physical condition.

Winter is the only time to practice this activity so make sure you plan in advance. If you're visiting the Fassa Valley during the winter months and would like to check out another of the activities I propose, please take a look at my Guided ski tour in Dolomiti SuperSki.

Contact me right now and I'll answer all your questions regarding ice climbing and our day together. It will be a once in a lifetime experience!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

Please contact me for pricing information.

Make sure you bring along: layers of warm clothes, cramponable boots (alternatively downhill ski boots), gloves, hat, a winter jacket, warm pants and a backpack.

Meeting point

“Casa delle Guide” (Mountain guides' office) in Campitello di Fassa.

About the guide

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Renato & Guides' team



Mountain Guide

Hi! I'm Renato, IFMGA guide from the Dolomites, and I work together with my colleagues Robert, Patrick & Walter (German speaking), Paolo, Matteo and Davide.

If I'm not available to guide you, one of them will take care of you.

I was born in 1961, I live in Campitello di Fassa, in the Dolomites, together with my family. I have two sons, one is a mountain guide, the other is a ski instructor. I am a certified mountain guide since 1982, an instructor of guides, alpine ski instructor and a Federal coach for ISEF.

Being in the mountains has always been my passion, guiding people, teaching them climbing, mountaineering... during the various seasons of the year. I very much enjoy drawing nice curves in fresh powder snow and discover the charm of the frozen waterfalls.

My curriculum and professional mountaineering is made of many ascents and some openings of routes in the Dolomites and the Alps. I climbed in Yosemite Valley (California), Ben Nevis (Scotland) and Norway, Greece, Spain and Sardinia. I did also several high altitude climbs like Mt Denali (Alaska), Ama Dablam (6828m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Manaslu (8163m), Shivling in India (6545m), Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador (5897m and 6310m), Patagonia (Argentina).

Feel free to get in touch with me if you are coming in the Dolomites for skiing (alpine, freeride and ski touring), rock climbing, sport climbing and multi pitch climbing. It will be my pleasure to guide you here and let you discover my secret spots.


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What people are saying about Renato & Guides' team



This via ferrata is absolutely a hard,not intermediate, and not recommended for beginners. It is however a beautiful view and cool climbing



I found the explore share portion of the process a little confusing but overall it was a very positive experience as I was matched with a fantastic guide. Great communication, really fun route that matched my skill level. The time flew and wish I had the ability to venture out again before leaving town.



Renato is a fantastic guide who is clearly an expert everything related to climbing and even trains other mountain guides. He selected a fantastic tour, made me feel safe and at ease, was patient with my speed, and helped me master difficult moves on my first multi-pitch tour. I could not recommend him more and hope to return soon with improved skills and continue to my climbing journey. Thank you!



We had a wonderful day doing Via ferrata with guide Robert. He was very easy going, professional and gave us a great experience overall!



We loved both our climbing days. With Renato, we went up the Sella Towers. We were originally going to do Kasnapoff but Renato modified based on weather and skill and we ended up doing a really fun combined route of towers 1 and 2. We really appreciated Renato’s willingness to figure out the best route for us! The whole climb also felt safe and fun. So beautiful. And with Matteo, we had a blast hanging out and doing a bunch of climbs at Cinque Torri. We started with an easy multipitch and then switched to sport and top rope. Matteo went out of his way to find and then lead some really nice routes so we could top rope something at our skill limit and preferred route style. Plus he was just friendly and easy to hang out with. Thanks both of you! Would love to come back.

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