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

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!




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Dolomite Mountains

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip

Private and Group


  • 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.

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Price per person, per day

Group of 1
300 EUR

Group of 2
160 EUR

Group of 3
110 EUR

Group of 4
90 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 Included: crampons, axes, harness, helmet

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

To be confirmed.

More info

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


About the Guide


IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide and Ski Intructor from Italy

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 travelling are mountains and guiding because I love to show the people the beauty of the mountains.

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

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



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What People are Saying about Marika Fave


Wonderful experience for my daughters and me. We climbed in the Cinque 5 and had a beautiful and exhilarating experience
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Sarah Smart
We had a great day out with Marika and were spoilt with amazing views and a great climb up Monte Averau. We hiked up to the via ferrata from Cinque Torri instead of getting the chairlift and were treated with incredible views of cloud inversions on the mountains. The via ferrata itself is quite short, so great for beginners (more time hiking than on the via ferrata) but the views from the top were sensational!
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Ellen Waterman
Marika is an amazing guide and a really nice person! we had a great time. She was not pushy but helped us to overcome our inner barriers and complete more that we expected. as a trainer Marika is absolutely professional and very passionate and open to share her knowledge, experience and love to the climbing. I really hope we will come back to works with her soon, since it was unforgettable
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My wife and I had an incredible experience on our via ferrata trek. Marica was so helpful when it came to directions, choosing the right trail and even provided a rain jacket for my wife as she did not have one. Marica was very safety conscious and we had complete trust in her abilities and knowledge of the area. Thank you
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