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Ice climbing in Pyrenees, Day tours in Gavarnie, Canal Roya & Bielsa

Join Asier, AEGM-certified mountain guide, for a stunning ice climbing trip in the Pyrenees. Spend one or several days in Gavarnie, Canal Roya and Bielsa!

Mountain RangePyrenees
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Highlights

  • Learn the basics of ice climbing or improve your skills.

  • Enjoy the breahtaking beauty of the Pyrenees.

  • Spend one or several days climbing amazing icefalls.

Description

Would you like to enjoy an awesome winter adventure in a scenic destination? Then come to the Pyrenees for an ice climbing trip. We can discover the frozen icefalls of Gavarnie, Canal Roya and Bielsa!

Stretching for about 490 km from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean Sea, the Pyrenees mountain range separates the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe. Shared by France, Spain and Andorra, this alpine region is the perfect destination for winter sports.

Ice climbing is one of the mountain sports that requires most experience. However, it is not necessary to be an expert mountaineer to enjoy this adventure: if it is your first time, I will help you with the basics. Otherwise, if you have already practiced this sport, you can improve your skills under expert guidance!

Please note that you can join me for one or several days. These are our possible destinations:

Gavarnie: In this circus located at the French Central Pyrenees we will find ice cascades with altitudes over 300 meters.

Canal Roya: Accessed through the Formigal ski resort (Spain), it’s a great spot both for initiation in the sport or to try challenging routes with panoramic views of the Anayet (2,545m).

Bielsa: Located in Huesca (Spain), and part of the Aragonese Pyrenees, it offers different valleys with scenic routes for all levels.

So, are you up for this amazing winter experience at the Pyrenees? Then just contact me and and get ready to climb frozen walls with crampons and an ice axe!

I also offer winter mountaineering ascents in this same mountain range. Check them out here.

 

More info

Equipment needed: Mountaineering boots - Crampons fitted to the boots - Long mountain pants - Leggings - Harness - 2 HMS safety carabiners - Security slyde - Sling (Multi chain or similar) - 2 pairs of gloves - 1 or 2 ice axes depending on the activity -Fiber or feather jacket - Waterproof / breathable jacket (Gore-tex or similar) - Sunglasses - Hat - Helmet - Headlight and replacement batteries - Sunscreen and lip protector - Medium backpack 30 / 40L - Water and energy food for the day. * If you do not have something from the list, let me know a few days before so you can rent it.

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About the guide

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AEGM Mountain Guide from Spain

Passionate for mountains since I was a kid, at 14 I started climbing in Atxarte (Vizcaya) walls, thanks to some friends. Later I discovered other activities such as canyoning, skiing and ice climbing, which allowed me to enjoy mountains both in summer and in winter.

I travelled around Europe, USA, India, Peru, Marruecos, among others, with the excuse of climbing some peak, wall, or doing some canyoning.

I've been a member of the 'Young Alpinists Technification Team' of the Basque Mountain Federation, and after gaining experience in all mountain disciplines I left behind my job as electronic technician to become a guide in order to pass on my passion and knowledge to others.


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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 464 each

Group of 2

EUR 310 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Personal Insurance

Price details

• This is the price for ice climbing in Bielsa. The price may vary for other locations. Please get in touch with me for more information.


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