People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Type of Trip
I offer several ice climbing outings in Tarentaise, around Tignes and Val d’Isère. I propose several options from a half day for beginners to a course of several days. A unique option is a nocturnal discovery lit by spotlights.
Ice is a fascinating material due to its texture, colours and ephemeral properties. Ice climbing is practiced mainly on a water cascade that has been frozen by the cold.
This activity has become accessible to everyone due to the advances of the climbing equipment during the last years. The technique is similar to rock climbing. But here, we move vertically with ice axes and crampons. The ice structures will remain there for a couple of weeks or months.
I propose to you the following program, among others.
1/2 day or full day discovery:
- Locations= Cascade of Roger Valley’s at Brévières next to Tignes, Ice Tour in Champagny or Cascade of the Daille (between Val d’Isère and Tignes)
- Prerequisites: none
- From 220€ 1/2 day for a group of up to 6 people*
- From 330€ 1 day for a group of up to 6 people*
1 day initiation:
- Locations= integral Cascade of the Daille (between Val d’Isère and Tignes), Cascade of the Echaillon (between Tignes and Sainte Foy)
- Prerequisite: 1 or 2 discovery outings
- Price= From 320€ for 2 people*
1 day improvement:
- Locations= Cascade of Gurraz (between Tignes and Sainte Foy), Cascade of the Peisey Valley (above Peisey Nancroix), Cascade of Chapieux Valley
- Prerequisite: having practiced ice climbing of different lengths, good physical shape
- Price= From 320€ for 1 or 2 people depending on the cascade*
*Prices include guide’s fee and loan of technical equipment (ice axe and crampons).
Please contact me if you wish to learn or improve your ice climbing techniques during one or more days while you are in Tarentaise. I would love guiding you in these beautiful ice walls!
Price per person per day
- Guiding fee
- Group equipment
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.
I can provide technical equipment: crampons, ice axe, helmet, harness and rope. You need rigid or semi-rigid mountain shoes for automatic or semi-automatic crampons.
About the Guide
I am passionate about the mountains. I will take you to discover my favourite playgrounds in winter or summer. From ice and snow to rock, I will guide you through the elements, privileging pleasure, the transfer of knowledge and of course safety.
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