Karwendel beginners ice climbing weekend

Learn all the basic techniques for ice climbing with Bernd, an IFMGA certified guide. Let him teach you everything you need to know to start practicing this wonderful sport in Karwendel.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip

Not specified



    Have you ever wanted to practice ice climbing but have no experience? If so, this is the perfect trip for you!

    Join me on this ice climbing weekend course for beginners. Let me teach you all the basics about this wonderful activity while we explore the Karwendel range together.

    Ice climbing combines the most thrilling parts of many sports. You get the thrill of climbing, with the unique feeling of doing it so on ice! However, it is not an easy sport. You have to use both, body and mind and synchronize them in perfect harmony to meet all the challenges to come.

    I have designed this course so you get a good taste of ice climbing. Over a weekend, and without any specific previous knowledge, I’ll teach everything I know about this incredible sport. So by the end of it, you’ll get to conquer a frozen waterfall!

    This frozen adventure begins by learning everything you need to know about all the necessary equipment. You don’t need to bring or buy anything, since everything you’ll use will be available for rent.

    II’ll focus on all the rules needed to handle safely the crampons and ice tools. My main goal is that you learn the techniques for setting and striking the ice, and setting ice screws properly. I will teach you how to set the rope as well, and we’ll go over an introduction into advanced techniques.

    Also, I want you to know how to use the ice climbing equipment safely. Thus, I’ll put special emphasis on how to avoid dangers. So you’ll also learn everything about avalanche assessment and other important points.

    Do you wish to enjoy the sensation of freedom and adrenaline ice climbing offers? Send me a request, and come with me to the Karwendel!

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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

    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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