Sassolungo, Val di Fassa, Goulotte, Guided Ice Climb

Join IFMGA certified mountain guide Etienne for a climbing expedition in the Italian Alps that includes Goulottes in Sassolungo and the Val di Fassa.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Alps, Dolomite Mountains

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar

Type of Trip

Not specified



    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.

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    Price per person, per day

    Group of 1
    350 EUR

    Group of 2
    175 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     Crampons, ice axes, helmet and harness are included in the price.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    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.

    More info

    All participants should bring layers of warm clothes, cramponable boots, gloves, hat, warm pants and a backpack.


    About the Guide


    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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    What People are Saying about Etienne Bernard


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    Kent Fasiang
    Etienne was an outstanding guide. His knowledge of both the local terrain and ski mountaineering skills were outstanding. Route selection was appropriate for skill level and The originally planned trip had to be changed due to lack of snow and the weather of the day. The alternative was equal if not greater than the original plan. Etienne did a great job of adjusting the plan and making it a great day. Highly recommend.
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    David Sharrock
    This was our first time doing via ferrata and to be honest I was a bit worried as I\'ve never done something like this before. We\'ve been lead by Ethienne who was very knowledgeable, very kind and very helpful, sharing information and skills to help us do it the right way. The climb was steep, but they do different ones and I can honestly say this was one of the best things I have ever done! I would definately recommend this experience to anyone. We\'ve quickly realised on the day there was no way we could have done this on our own and the support and encouragement and knowledge sharing was everything we have hoped for!
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    Viktoria Serafinas
    Top of the world, literally!! We enjoyed our experience from start to end to say the least. Etienne was very personable, experienced and tailored our climb for the group. We felt safe and comfortable with our guide as he was a certified mountain guide and knows the Dolomites like the back of his hand. This was the highlight of our trip! Thank you!
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    Barbiliz Nash

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