Introductory ice climbing course in Salzburg

Daniel, an IFMGA certified guide, will teach you all you need to know to climb an icefall in this great 3-day ice climbing course.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Would you like to try ice climbing for the first time? Then join me in this 3-day ice climbing course for beginners. You will learn step by step what is important for a good ice climbing experience.

    We will learn how to use the ice axe and what to consider when climbing with crampons. Also, we will go over the use of ice screws and belays. There is so much to learn!

    The course will be held in the Naturefriends’ House (Naturfreundehaus) Kolm Saigurn, in the small village of Rauris, Salzburg. Or either in another location with currently good ice conditions.

    During these 3-day introductory ice climbing course I will teach you all the techniques and skills you need to experience the thrill of ice climbing. The course content will be the following:

    • First attempts at the icefall
    • Correct crampons use technique
    • How to use ice axes
    • Handling of ice screws
    • Belay techniques
    • Leading a climb

    If you want to join this course, please note that you need to be able of handling a rope and backup devices safely.

    So, if you want to experience ice climbing, don’t’ hesitate to contact me!I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this trip. And if you want to venture yourself into a great climb in Austria, check my Grossvenediger ascent by the west ridge.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    900 EUR

    Group of 2
    490 EUR

    Group of 3
    400 EUR

    Group of 4
    350 EUR

    Group of 5
    320 EUR

    Group of 6
    280 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee

    Other details

    Skill level required

    First time

    More info

    All the prices just include the guiding fee no extras included (accommodation, food/drinks, Lifts, )

    All the accommodations and huts are organized by the guide!

    If needed rental gear for a rental fee is also available!


    About the Guide


    Born in the Austrian Alps, the connection to the mountains was there from early on. Started skiing as a 3 year old kid, bit later climbing and mountaineering stepped in my live. Skiing and climbing all over the Alps and abroad became a huge part of my life.

    One of my favorite places in the Alps are the mountains around Chamonix and Zermatt. Since graduating as a fully-certified Mountain guide, I’ve been able to share my passion for skiing and climbing with my guests. When I’m not guiding I try to push my personal limits in climbing and mountaineering. Looking forward reaching summits together.



    What People are Saying about Daniel Toferer


    very good guide, wonderful experience
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    Marcelo Simonsen
    Daniel made our two day guided ascent to the summit of Großglockner an incredible and unforgettable experience. Daniel provided us with quality gear and kept us well informed throughout the whole expedition in terms of the route, weather conditions and safety precautions. Daniel’s communication skills were fantastic and he spoke perfect English. We were very thankful that Daniel gave us a second attempt at the summit after having to turn back on our first attempt due to bad weather (Daniel’s judgement of the conditions was great and we had full confidence in his decision to turn back to ensure safety). The summit was absolutely amazing and we had a lot of fun and good laughs with Daniel. We hope we can book Daniel for another trip soon, Danke!!
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    Tom McAuslan
    Daniel guided us safely to Matterhorn summit via Hörnli Ridge. We visited Swiss and Italian summits and then headed back to Hörnli Hut. In very good conditions this whole trip took us just approx. 8 hours. Daniel is a very strong and skilled climber – he knows the route, gives good insight on how to climb each section and is continuously aware during short roping to prevent a possible slip. Just understand that Matterhorn climb is a very intense effort - there\'s not awfully lot of time for taking photos, admiring the views or relaxing during the climb.
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    Anttu Ahlberg

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