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Ice climbing weekly tours in the Alps

Ice climbing weekly tours in the Alps | Austria

Martin, a IFMGA certified guide from Spain, is proposing different ice climbing tours in the main frozen walls of the French Alps. Choose the perfect itinerary for you and enjoy a 6-day trip on ice.


6 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec


The Alps and its amazing ice falls are the perfect place for the practice and enjoyment of ice climbing.

I am happy to offer you multiple ice climbing weekly options in the Alps so you can choose the best itinerary for your level and skills.

Ice climbing has been practiced in the Alps for over half a century. In the last 15 years it has evolved quickly thanks to the improvements of techniques and training methods. But mainly, ice climbing has achieved a breakthrough in its equipment and technical material. That is why today we find very light piolet and crampons, with surprising facilities if we compare them with 20 years ago.

I have no doubt that the Alps offers us an infinite variety of ice climbing itineraries for all levels and lengths. In addition, all the frozen walls of the Alps provide comfortable and safe paths.

Ice conditions in the Alps are usually perfect during all the winter long, provided temperatures help and remain below 0°. From December to March is the best time to “puncture” on ice.

Now, let me share with you the different ice climbing spots where we can go together:

  • Alpe D,huez

  • Ceillac

  • Freissinieres

  • Fournel

  • Chamonix

All of them involves an intermediate technical level, so anyone with a minimum of experience can join me. I can lead groups of no more than 4 participants and all the tours will take us 6 days.

So, contact me if you need help to decide which is the most suitable itinerary for you. I will provide you with all the information and we can discuss and plan the trip together.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Martin Elorza Alday (Donostia,Basque country,1967)
Although I was born near the sea, I started very young to enjoy the nearby mountains.
This hobby gradually become a passion, which led me to be a UIAGM Mountain Guide
To share and trasnmitir everything the mountain had given me.
During several years I have been practicing my passions:
Traveling all over the world,mountaineering, climbing and skiing.
. Actually I’m a full profesional High Mountain Guide UIAGM
Since 2000 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide.
. I have take part in many expeditions to The Alps, atlas (Morocco),Andes (South America) and Himalaya,
I’ love showing the Pyrenees to all peolple who likes mountaing:all the year.
In Winter,ski touring is my especiality, but in summer, rock climbing in Pyrenees is amazing!
I would like to guide you till de top of Mont Blanc, Matterhorn (Alps),Monte Perdido and Aneto (Pyrenees), Naranjo de Bulnes (Picos de Europa) and other mountains.

You can contact me and know what others activities we can do together


French | English | Basque



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What people are saying about Martin



We had the best time ever, what a stunning place Silvretta is, I'm in love! Martin was utterly brilliant, relaxed but professional - keeping us safe at all times. We will definitely return, so many mountain's to climb, glaciers to ski and huts to drink beer in! Thank you all so very much. Love to all xx



Although weather prevented 100% completion, Martin was great and had a couple of great alternatives. We had a great trip!



Martin provided us with a challenging weekend that stretched and developed our skiing a lot. He was very responsive to our feedback tailoring the programme as we went. Would absolutely book him again.


Impresionante Martin....te hace alcanzar lo inalcanzable, con una sensación de seguridad increible. Un gran profesional



Martin was incredible! From the pre trip preparations to managing all logistics while there - he made sure I had everything I needed, taught me alot, and importantly kept me safe! He truly provided a first class adventure.

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