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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!

Private and Group

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

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



What people are saying about Marika Fave

Brittany Scrugham


March, 2023

Marika was an excellent guide! She was very accommodating for all our skill levels and did a wonderful job planning and finding the best snow - even for a low snowfall year. It was such a pleasure going on Marika's trip and I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a multi-day ski tour in the Dolomites!

Shai Abadi


November, 2022

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Sin Chow


September, 2022

Amazing climber, lots of knowledge and fun to be around. We had a great time with her as our guide!

Collin Edwards-Hill


September, 2022

Marica was a great guide with a lot of knowledge

Enikő Rausch


August, 2022

Marika is a great guide. We spent an amazing day together. She made our day challenging but at the same time we felt safe and relaxed.

Ellen Allgurin


August, 2022

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Menahem olesh


August, 2022

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Jennifer Winters


July, 2022

Marika was wonderful, she had good suggestions on which via ferrata to try, she was quick to respond to questions, and she made us feel safe on the via ferrata. Highly recommend!

Maria Voznesensky


June, 2022


Claire Addison


June, 2022

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Rita Einevoll


June, 2022

We can truly recomend having any kind of trip with Marika. She is fantastic in every way. She is very skilled and knows the area very well.

Kimberlee Keller


September, 2021

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!

Tanya Ianniello


August, 2021

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!!

Catherine Derroitte


August, 2021

Very happy about this faboulous day in the dolomites. We travelled with 3 kids and it was an unforgettable experience! Many thanks to Marika for her patience!

Marianne Sanggaard Assenholt


July, 2021

Really good setup the communication with explore-share was good and fast. The guide Marika know very much about the area and adapted the trip to our wishes and the weather. She was also very helpful both before and during the trip. Marikas attitude is welcoming and warm and we can recommend her.


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