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Sottoguda, Dolomites, Guided Ice Climbing


Join an experienced, certified guide on an exciting ice climbing adventure in Sottoguda within the Dolomite mountains of the Italian Alps!


Alps, Dolomite Mountains

+1 Day

Jan - Mar




On this trip, you will have the chance to visit a gorge in Sottoguda, which is one of the most popular areas for ice climbing in the amazing Dolomite mountains. Located at the base of the Marmolada (3,343m) the Serrai di Sottoguda is an amazing gorge, and will be the main area we will visit. And in the winter months, it is perfect for ice climbing. There are some amazing spots in the gorge that include the Cascata del sole, the Cascata delle Attraversate, the Cattedrale di destra and Excalibur.

The gorge itself is close to 2 kilometres in length. Filled with ice falls and ice covered rock faces, it is an ice climber's dream. Because of the gorge's size, it is easy to locate a section that will fit your skill level. For example, if you are an expert with a lot of experience, we will focus on the more challenging areas. And if you are a beginner, we will focus on areas where you can focus more on practice and learning. Regardless of which area we focus on however, you will still get to enjoy the thrill of ice climbing.

Another huge advantage of ice climbing in Sottoguda is its beauty. This is not a closed in area. Instead, its location allows you to admire the gorgeous scenery and landscape of the Dolomites. From the many peaks, to the many trees. And when you see those peaks and trees covered in snow, the shining gleam they project will leave you in awe.

Ice climbing is great. But ice climbing in Sottoguda in the Dolomite mountain range of the Italian Alps is even better. So please, send me a request to book a trip, and let me guide you up the icy walls and falls of the beautiful Serrai di Sottoguda gorge.

I would also like to offer you the chance to join me for a day of ice climbing in another beautiful area of the Dolomites, the Val di Fassa.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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


More info

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

Meeting point

Campitello di Fasso or we can meet directly at Sottoguda.

About the guide

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Renato & Guides' team



Mountain Guide

Hi! I'm Renato, IFMGA guide from the Dolomites, and I work together with my colleagues Robert, Bruno, Patrick, Benedetta & Walter (German speaking). If I'm not available to guide you, one of them will take care of you.

I was born in 1961, I live in Campitello di Fassa, in the Dolomites, together with my family. I have two sons, one is a mountain guide, the other is a ski instructor. I am a certified mountain guide since 1982, an instructor of guides, alpine ski instructor and a Federal coach for ISEF.

Being in the mountains has always been my passion, guiding people, teaching them climbing, mountaineering... during the various seasons of the year. I very much enjoy drawing nice curves in fresh powder snow and discover the charm of the frozen waterfalls.

My curriculum and professional mountaineering is made of many ascents and some openings of routes in the Dolomites and the Alps. I climbed in Yosemite Valley (California), Ben Nevis (Scotland) and Norway, Greece, Spain and Sardinia. I did also several high altitude climbs like Mt Denali (Alaska), Ama Dablam (6828m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Manaslu (8163m), Shivling in India (6545m), Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador (5897m and 6310m), Patagonia (Argentina).

Feel free to get in touch with me if you are coming in the Dolomites for skiing (alpine, freeride and ski touring), rock climbing, sport climbing and multi pitch climbing. It will be my pleasure to guide you here and let you discover my secret spots.


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What people are saying about this trip



I had a wonderful time iceclimbing in Sottoguda and Colfosco.Etienne was an a attentive and carefully guide ,helping me to improve my techniques I want to go back in the summer !

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