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Ice climbing in the Dolomites, Introductory Course (1-3 days)

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Join IFMGA-certified mountain guide Marika and step into ice climbing. Spend 1,2 or 3 days with her and discover some amazing frozen walls in the Dolomites!

Dolomite Mountains

+1 Day





* Learn the ice climbing basics with an expert instructor.

* Discover two scenic spots in the Dolomites: Fassa Valley and Sottoguda.

* Enjoy breathtaking views while climbing on stunning ice walls.


Have you ever tried ice climbing? If not, this is your chance! Join me for a 1,2 or 3-day course in the Dolomites and acquire the basic skills of this amazing sport!

Ice climbing gives you an incredible feeling of power, and can sometimes be even easier than rock climbing. The Dolomite Mountains, in northeastern Italy, offer some perfect areas to step into this activity. I will take you to the best frozen walls of the Fassa Valley (Trentino) and the Serrai of Sottoguda (Belluno).

At first, in Fassa Valley, we’ll practice how to use the equipment properly (axes and crampons), ice climbing techniques, and how to recognize different kinds of ice. Then we will try some fun single pitch routes in the Sottoguda area.

For this course you only need some rock climbing experience (it’s ok if you are a beginner). You will also need a good fitness level. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you on the way!

So, if you want to learn the basics of ice climbing in the Dolomites, please contact me for this introductory course. Trust me, if you like thrilling activities, you will love this sport!

And if you are a woman who wants to start with an easy rock climbing outing, check out my Sarca Valley program for women.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Included: crampons, axes, harness, helmet


More info

You will need to bring winter clothes: down jacket, gore tex jacket and pants, 2 pairs of gloves, boots for crampons.

Meeting point

To be confirmed.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I was born in Bozen and I have been living all my life long in Fassa Valley, Dolomites. That's why my native language is ladin, a reto-romanic language spoken around Sella.

My big passion besides traveling is mountains and guiding because I love to show the people the beauty of the mountains.

I was a member of the Italian National Alpine Ski from 1990 to 1997 when I became Ski Instructor. In 2009

I became an IFMAG Mountain guide. I guide in the Dolomites, Sarca valley, Sizialian vulcanoes, Ortles Cevedale area, and Sardinia.


Italian | German | English



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What people are saying about Marika



Excellent morning on the via ferrata, Marika was very good guide and had a great knowledge of the area , would recommend this trip to anyone!



Marika made those 3 days the best! She understood exactly what we wanted as beginners in back country skiers but still pushed us. The Dolomites are truly a World Wonder. Skiing in those settings far from the crows with the safety of a trained mountain guide… what else?


I couldn't recommend a climbing guide more highly. Marika is energic, friendly and gave us just what we were looking for, moderate multi-pitch climbing in beautiful settings in the Dolomites, followed each day by the best restaurants and bars. She knows everything about climbing, the routes and as a local, the history of the region. She was also meticulous with safety and kept us in line where needed. Marika met all of our expectations and more. You won't be disappointed when you climb with her.



Our family with kids ages 5, 9 and 12 had a wonderful day with Marika at a via ferrata! She was amazing at catering to the needs of our 3 very different children including one who was feeling anxious. Our 5 year old was completely enamored with Marika & wanted to stay in Italy with her! In addition to being a lovely person I felt safe the entire time and she was appropriately cautious as you would want anyone to be with your children. Highly highly recommended!!



Marika was amazing! She was very knowledgeable of the history of the Dolomites and the terrains. She made us feel very safe and comfortable- would highly recommend another tour with her! Excellent guide and highlight of our Italy trip!

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