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Ice climbing in the Rila Mountains, Bulgaria (3 days)

Come and enjoy 3 days of thrilling ice climbing in the stunning Rila mountains of Bulgaria with IFMGA certified guide Viktor.

Mountain RangeRila Mountains
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Spend 3 days ice climbing in the beautiful Rila mountains of Bulgaria.

  • Choose from a variety of climbing options, varying in difficulty and terrain.

  • Enjoy the gorgeous, tranquil scenery of the Skakavitza valley.


Ice climbing is an incredible outdoor activity. It is thrilling no matter where you do it. However, when you get the chance to enjoy it in a place as beautiful as the Rila mountains of Bulgaria, the experience is even better. Hence why I believe this 3-day adventure will create lasting memories you will fondly pore over for years to come.

This trip will take you deep into one of eastern Europe’s most stunning mountain ranges: the Rila mountains. Since the range is not widely known for its ice climbing, you will not have to worry about crowds during this trip. Instead, you will get to enjoy a peaceful experience that will make you feel as if you are in the center of an amazing icy world created just for you.

There are several different options you can choose from on this trip. The various ice falls fall into an array of different difficulty levels, from WI2 to WI6. There is also a variety of terrains as well, including ice columns, cascades and multi-pitch climbs going as high as 100 meters. Thus making this trip perfect for people of all climbing levels, beginners and experts alike. Moreover, throughout the trip, you will get to enjoy amazing views of the Skakavitza valley.

Along with the enjoyment factor of this trip, I will also help you improve your skills. We will focus on everything from using crampons and ice axes to screw placing and belaying.

To join me on this exciting 3-day ice climbing trip in the Rila mountains of Bulgaria, all you have to do is send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

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A hut near the climbing areas.

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: alpine shoes with crampon fitting, warm jacket, soft or hard shell jacket, soft or hard shell pants, thermal layer, 3 pairs of gloves, thermos, sun glasses, hat and back pack.

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About the guide

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Mountains have been part of my life for more than two decades now. It's been an intense relationship that consumed my everything. First, I practiced skiing and all forms of climbing: sport, traditional, big wall, aid, ice and mixed. I risked it all, giving my life away and winning it back on big and hard mountain faces.

Some years later, I studied paramedicine and joined the Heli-Rescue service. I witnessed my own triumph as an alpinist and tragedy as a rescuer, which completed my understanding of what the mountain is in relation to people. This was the beginning of the end of my alpinist alter ego.

In 2016 I climbed Cerro Torre and pushed a new line as a mountaineer in Patagonia. This was the climbing climax which gave way to my mountain guiding career: my third and most balanced perspective on the world of mountains and on the mountains of the world. Since then, I've guided climbing and skiing trips in the Alps, the Caucasus range, the Cordillera Blanca in Peru and in the mountains ranges of Eastern Europe, among others.

Appreciating happiness through the eyes of others is what finally brought harmony to me, and this is what I want to share with people.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 825 each

Group of 2

EUR 568 each

Group of 3

EUR 464 each

Group of 4

EUR 413 each

Group of 5

EUR 361 each

Group of 6

EUR 310 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include Accommodation (7 Euros per person, per day), Meals (7 Euros per person, per day) and gear rental (5 Euros per person for the whole 3 days for a helmet, ice ax, crampons and harness).

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