Intro to ice climbing in the Dolomites

Ice climbing in the Dolomites is an exhilarating experience! Learning to do it right, in the company of an IFMGA certified mountain guide, is essential.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Dolomite Mountains

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jan, Feb

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

The Dolomites are a famous mountain range in northern Italy. And they are certainly a first class destination for ice climbing! Join me for one or more days and get a taste of the ice. 

When winter arrives, it doesn’t only mean that snow is here and it’s time to ski. It’s also the magical time of the year when we can climb frozen waterfalls! This is a truly unique discipline. You will certainly love ice climbing if you already enjoy rock climbing. But it is not the same as climbing rocky walls. Ice climbing is an exhilarating experience, climbing an ephemeral wall that will be gone when temperatures rise.

I will choose the exact location based on the ice conditions at the time, as well as the weather forecast and your technical level. This program is suitable for beginners, but if you are already experienced don’t hesitate to ask me, as of course I can guide all levels.

The Dolomites are filled with beautiful and cosy small towns with B&B, hotels and apartment options. And the Italian cuisine will be the ultimate reward after an intense day on the ice!

Tempted to try ice climbing in the Dolomites? Then please book this trip and come see the frozen walls that the cold designs for us this winter! And you can check out my off-piste skiing program in the Dolomites, which is also adaptable to your time and level.


Price per person per day

 
1 Person
337 USD

Group of 2
225 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • 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.

 

Other details

 
Skill level required
First time
Fitness level required
Occasional
Accommodation

Hotel, B&B or apartment.
The best location for accommodation is in Sottoguda, at the base of Marmolada. Closest villages where to find accommodation is Caprile or Alleghe.

More info

Equipment: harness, helmet, ice axes, crampons, mountaineering boots (they can be rented).

 

About the Guide

 
 

IFMGA-mountain guide with extensive experience guiding mountain activities in the beautiful Dolomites, in northern Italy.

 
 
FROM 225 USD per person per day

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