People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Type of Trip
At the heart of the Dolomites, between the villages of Sottoguda and Malga Ciapela, Serrai di Sottoguda is the ideal destination in Italy for ice climbing.
Serrai di Sottoguda is an amazing canyon at the base of the Marmolada, with huge rock walls. During winter, the gorge is covered by 5 kilometers of frozen waterfalls. This turns it into a paradise for ice climbers.
One of the highlights of this place is it has a wide variety of routes for every levels of difficulty. As a matter of fact, it’s suitable for those having their firsts experiences in ice climbing and also for the ones looking for more extreme and challenging routes.
In this trip, we are going to practice single pitch to multi-pitch ice climbing, reaching a 200 m height. At the same time, we will have the opportunity of enjoying a beautiful scenery.
The best period to visit Serrai di Sottoguda starts in December, when the icefalls start to form. It lasts until the end of March.
Please contact me if you are interested in this ice climbing adventure. I an IFMGA mountain guide based in the Dolomites, and will be glad to show you my favorite places in Serrai di Sottoguda.
Price per person per day
- 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.
You will need ice climbing equipment (harness, helmet, crampons, ice axes). You can rent these for around 10 EUR per day. You will also need a car to reach the climbing spots (but no lift passes or train tickets will be necessary).
About the Guide
I started my career as an aerospace engineer, my first passion and then became a full-time IFMGA mountain guide, my second passion, since 2013. Working as a mountain guide gratifies me a lot. I enjoy very much transmitting my knowledge about the mountains and its activities to my friends and clients. I’m based in the Dolomites where I have climbed most of the mountain surroundings us here, including “Via attraverso il Pesce” in Marmolada and “Captain sky-hook” in Civetta. I also enjoy a lot guiding in the rest of the Alps, ice climbing, ski touring, freeride skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering. Feel free to contact me if you want to live a great adventure in the Dolomites or anywhere else in the Alps, during the winter or the summer. It will be a great pleasure for me to guide you and allow you to reach your goal.
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