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Ice climbing in the Hautes Alpes with a guide

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Ice climbing in the Hautes Alpes with a guide
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Discover the thrill of ice climbing in the Hautes Alpes (Freissinières , Ceillac or La Grave) with local IFMGA-certified guide and expert climber Maxence.

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1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar




Let me take you ice climbing in the Hautes Alpes and discover that this activity can be just as much fun as climbing on rock.

Contrary to popular belief, ice climbing is not particularly dangerous and you don't need to be cold. It's all a matter of planning! The key to not being cold is to remain dry during the climb. The right gear is crucial to allow you not to get wet and not to sweat excessively.

What is also great about ice climbing is that you can have a great time even as a beginner. Join me on one of these ice climbing sessions and you'll understand what I'm talking about!

Depending on conditions, we'll choose between several spots in the Hautes Alpes: Freissinières, Ceillac (Queyras), and La Grave are among the options. I will of course also take your wishes into account, so don't hesitate to let me know if you have a specific interest in one of these spots. The good point is that these places are less crowded than the other classics of the Alps like Cogne in Italy.

In the Hautes Alpes, you'll find ice climbing routes to suit everyone: long, short, steep, not steep, etc. So let me know what your expectations are so that I can plan accordingly. I particularly enjoy coaching my clients, allow them to progress and reach their next ice climbing level.

Come join me and discover ice climbing for yourself. This adrenaline-packed activity is a great way to enjoy the outdoors during the winter!

If you're visiting southern France during the summer, check out my rock climbing program in the Ecrins. 

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

Even as a kid, I knew I wanted to become a mountain guide. Growing up in Aix-en-Provence, in southern France, the Alps have been my playground since a very young age. Amazing climbing spots like the Calanques and Gorges du Verdon were just a stone throw's away from my hometown.

Eventually, I also became an architect, another long-time passion. As an architect, I lived in New York, Barcelona and Rotterdam and learned to speak fluent English and Spanish. I also met great people and had an amazing time while doing it!

I'm now back home in France and spend most of my time guiding in the Alps. I'll be happy to take you rock climbing, skiing or mountaineering to some of my favorite spots.


French | English



What people are saying about Maxence Horvath

Ella Prieto


June, 2021

We had such a great time with Max! He was super patient with us, and we learned a whole lot. Plus, the climbing was great. Thanks, Max!

XinChi Yang


September, 2019

Maxence was absolutely great! Super friendly and knowledgeable. With very little back and forth he was able to plan a perfect climbing day trip for us, including our first multi-pitch climb (and all of this was actually a backup plan, since the area we were going climbing was closed due to high winds). I look forward to going climbing again in Calanque and would not hesitate to book him again!!

Virginia Steuber


June, 2019

We had a fantastic climbing day with Max. He was fun to hang out with. He set up lots of climbs that were fun for all the abilities of our group. He made us feel safe and confident. Max’s English is perfect which meant a lot to some of us.

Ali Najeeb


November, 2018

The trip was extraordinary! Challenging yet very rewarding. Maxence was a great guide and a perfect companion.

Kelly Materna


October, 2018

Max was an AMAZING guide! He was super knowledgeable and was willing to teach us new climbing techniques. Not only did I have fun climbing outdoors, but I learned how to climb better outside. I highly recommend this trip! You won´t be disappointed!

Manouane Deschenes


October, 2018

I would like to recommend Maxence for his excellent guiding on Tuesday October 9th. We had a great time, felt safe and got in a lot of climbing. He was efficient and safe as well as super friendly. I am so glad I connected with him through your service. Thank you for finding him.I would hire him again if I was coming back to Europe for more outdoors activities.

Gaultier Lambert


September, 2018

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Tatiana Tumenggung


June, 2018

Max took us on an amazing route in the Verdon and we had a fantastic day. He also helped us refreshed our multi-pitching skills so gave us the confidence to do routes ourselves after the guided climb. Thanks!

John Angulo


May, 2018

Had a great time with Max climbing at the Calanques. He picked a good route with lots of ambiance, and did a solid job leading me up it.

Freya Wallis


July, 2017

Me and my dad wanted to book a last minute guided rock climb in the Calanques. We came across Maxence through explore-share and he was very kind as he changed his timetable so that he could take us out at short notice. Me and my dad were a little nervous about rock climbing and Maxence very quickly put us at ease. He was friendly and warm and very encouraging when we were on the rocks. He took us to the most beautiful spot where we were the only ones climbing, and we had an amazing view of the Calanques. He took pictures for us and sent them to us afterwards. He also provided us with all the equipment that we needed and found us suitable routes to climb for our levels. We would recommend Maxence to anyone who wants to find a climbing adventure in the Calanques.


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