Ice climbing guided course in Val Aurina

Massimo Candolini, IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide and experienced climber, encourages you to join him in this wonderful expedition to Val Aurina to learn and then put into practice your ice climbing skills.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip

Not specified


Adventure to a new activity in the mountains and come with me to Val Aurina for the ice climbing course. We will spend 2 days in Bolzano, Italy, learning and putting into practice our knowledge surrounded by nature.

When the cold of this season arrives, the waterfalls and streams which descend from the valley turn into ice.

They become icy drains, either slender or majestic, both vertical and leaned.

And it is where ice climbers from all over the world like to play.

This type of climbing, on icy terrain, represents the most technical of all the mountaineering varieties.

Especially, since its setting is a surreal and ephemeral environment. And only great experience can make our desires come true, without running any risks.

In order to learn how to comfortably move through this setting we suggest this full-immersion course.

It will be a 2-day training set in Val Aurina, Bolzano, Italy.

All mountain lovers can come. However, there are some requirements you should meet.

As the course is highly technical, the participants should have previous climbing knowledge.

Most importantly, they have to know about safety techniques.

On the first day of the course, we will enhance our knowledge on materials used for climbing. Moreover, you will learn how to set up the base technique.

And also, there is going to be time to explore the ice characteristics whether it is smooth, fragile, watery, etc.

On the second day, we will deal with more complex and evolved ice climbing techniques.

I will be your guide and the groups will have 3 people approximately. It is very important for me to guarantee your safety and this is the way to do it.

So if you want to experience a new way of climbing in the first person, sign up for this ice climbing course. In addition to having a great time, you will learn what is needed to become a confident ice climber. I’ll be waiting for your contact. It will be a pleasure to accompany you to Val Aurina in Italy to discover more secrets of this incredible winter sport.

Price per person

1 Person
326 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.



  • Day 1: Meeting and commencement of course

    On this day, we will discuss about the materials needed for ice climbing and also about how to set the base technique. We will talk about piolet ice axes, characteristics of the peak, the handle and the point. Also about climbing crampons with one and two points and for competition, nails to use on the ice and ascent techniques.

    You will learn how to use both the ice axe and the crampons and the climbing sequences to follow on an easy terrain (base progression), introduction to in-triangle climbing and the characteristics of the ice.

  • Day 2: Expand on some ice climbing concepts and techniques

    This day will be devoted to learning about more complex and evolved ice climbing techniques and in acquiring more knowledge on nailing techniques.

    We will make a revision of the contents learnt the day before studying them in more depth plus some other such as lateral climbing, where to nail the ice and safety techniques.

    Also, there is going to be time to expand on the climbing pause, with fixed connection and on the pause when descending called abalakov.


About the Guide


I started to go to the mountains thanks to my parents who were great enthusiast of mountain sports. They brought me up there, hiking and mountaineering during the summer, skiing during the winter. I decided to become a mountain guide for improving my knowledge and expertise but also for being to live from my passion. I guide my friends and clients who wish to go ski touring, climbing, hiking and snowshoeing. I love sharing great moments in the mountains and allow my clients to live unique experience that they will never forget.

FROM 326 USD per person


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