Karwendel advanced ice climbing weekend

Let Bernd, an IFMGA certified guide, teach you everything he knows about ice climbing, so you can become an expert on it! Allow him to help you improve on your techniques while exploring Karwendel.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip

Not specified



    Ice climbing is one of the most complete sports. To practice this activity, you have to use not only your physical strength, but your mental one. But, the rewarding feeling you get when you conquer an ascent, is completely worth it and simply incomparable.

    I have designed this weekend course in Karwendel for those with previous rock climbing experience. The idea is for you to test your skills and improve your techniques in a safe environment.

    Upon arrival we will discuss all your expectations for this trip. I also want to make sure I cover all the necessary points based on your previous experience.

    So after setting everything, we’ll check the equipment or I’ll help you choose the appropriate one if you need to rent anything. If you don’t want to carry your own, there will be everything you need, available for rent.

    On our second day we will go over some basic contents just to refresh our memory. Then, I’ll help you improve on your steeple and impact technique  individually.

    We will also go over precession training and stand construction. Additionally, we’ll cover how to properly set ice screws in order to accomplish different climbing positions. Also, we’ll work on retreat methods in the ice, for which we’ll do some rappelling.

    Another very important point we will cover will be the securing technique in ice climbing. Since we will be working with demanding ice techniques, it is very important that we follow all the safety rules necessary. For instance I’ll teach you everything I know to avoid alpine hazards and for proper avalanche assessment.

    My main goal is that you enjoy this weekend and learn more about ice climbing. So if you are up for the challenge send me a request. It will be my pleasure to help you become an expert. 

    You can also check out this 3-day sport climbing course in Arco that I guide too.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    760 EUR

    Group of 2
    390 EUR

    Group of 3
    320 EUR

    Group of 4
    250 EUR

    Group of 5
    195 EUR

    Group of 6
    195 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     Equipment available for rent. I'll provide test material. Price doesn't include accommodation, it is about € 60,00 per day for half board in a double room

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Scharnitz / Karwendel


    Pension in Scharnitz

    More info

    climbing experience of advantage


    About the Guide


    IFMGA/IVBV Certified mountain, ski and canyoning guide, member of DAV and VDBS mountaineering and sport climbing teaching and training team. I’ve been part of the VDBS team for the formation and training of German mountain guides for 20 years.

    I started climbing at the age of 17. Since 1987 I am certified mountain guide and a passion has become a profession. I live in Scharnitz / Tyrol and I am leader of the moutaineering school Alpenwelt Karwendel in Mittenwald.
    Ice climbing in norway, skitouring in morocco, rock climbing in cuba or high mountains in the himalaya - I like it to explore new areas around the world. I led a DAV training expedition for talented young mountaineers in the Tian Shan mountain range with climbing Khan Tengri and did several expeditions to the karakorum mountains and the himalayas.

    As a full-time mountain guide, I feel at home in the Karwendel and Wetterstein mountains as well as in the mountains and climbing areas worldwide. I am happy to accompany you as a guide to your desired goal!




    What People are Saying about Bernd Eberle


    Bernd went above and beyond on this trip, working with us and finding the best places to teach us multi-pitch climbing. He watched the weather to find the best locations for the given weather. He is an excellent mountaineer and taught us so much.
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    Evan Wayton
    Bernd was very organised and an incredible guide. Bad weather meant the climb we wanted to do wasn\'t possible. He was flexible enough to take us to another location in the alps that was just as impressive and challenging but far better conditions .
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    Andy Dalton
    The guide Bernd was terrific - very knowledgable, experienced and patient with our group of beginners. Even when the weather turned to the worse, he kept finding ways to make it enjoyable, safe and interesting for all of us. We had a great time. Communication with him prior to the trip was also very clear and easy. Highly recommended!
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    Roni Greenwood
    We booked Bernd to organise a day of top rope and lead climbing for our family who climb regularly indoors but are novices outdoors. Bernd asked the right questions and selected a perfect area for us to climb with a large number of routes of differing grades. Bernd gave us the right amount of instruction and guidance - we are already planning our next trip to Austria and will be repeat customers.
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