Alps, Dolomite Mountains
Jan, Feb, Mar
On this incredible trip that can stretch to a maximum of 2 days, you will have a chance to ice climb on some truly amazing peaks and valleys. The ice climbing options include Sassolungo (3,181m), also known as Langkofel, and the Val di Fassa.
As a result of the variety of areas available on this trip, this adventure will depend on what you choose, and your skill level. Both of these places are unique and offer an equally unique experience.
For example, the Val di Fassa is a beautiful valley that offers views of gorgeous scenery and the Dolomite mountains. The ice climbing within the Val di Fassa is exceptional, and can be as difficult or as easy you want it to be. Meanwhile, Sassolungo is a more difficult peak, and as a result offers more challenging ice climbing as well.
You will also have a chance to see and scale Goulottes. These are lines of ice that creep into the mountain crevices in the winter. They are beautiful to see in the afternoon as they reflect the sunlight. Some key areas where you can see and climb them include Goulotte Mistica, Goulotte Clean Gully, Goulotte Raggio di Sole, and the Goulotte Holzknecht.
All in all, this trip a wonderfully accessible adventure because it can cater to the expert and beginner alike. But keep in mind that whichever option you choose, I can’t say enough how spectacular the views you will get to enjoy will be. I also think you will be interested to know that the areas I will take you through are quite empty because not many people go to the Goulottes. Thus giving you a peaceful and quiet ice climbing experience.
Please send me a request if you want me to guide you on an amazing ice climbing adventure. And let me take you through some of the best areas of the Italian Alps, from Sassolungo to the Val di Fassa.
I can also offer you a day of ice climbing in Sottoguda in the Dolomites.
Campitello di Fasso or we can meet directly at Sottoguda.
For participants who wish to enjoy more than one day there are several hotels in the Val di Fassa area, including the Hotel Oswald in Canazei di Fassa, the Hotel Cristallo in Canazei di Fassa, and the hotel Gran Paradise in in Campitello di Fassa.
All participants should bring layers of warm clothes, cramponable boots, gloves, hat, warm pants and a backpack.
I was born and raised in Campitello, in Val di Fassa. I am a ski instructor and mountain guide.
My parents have always practiced mountaineering, both for leisure and business, and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Skiing and climbing were my favourite activities growing up.
As the years went by, I became more and more skilled and experienced under the watch of my father, both in techniques and safety measures. I learned the craft of mountain guide and ski instructor from him, since when his clients or students agreed, I would join them in the mountain.
But the true passion started when I moved to Tione for my studies.
I became ski instructor at 19 and mountain guide at 21.
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