Alps, Dolomite Mountains
Jan, Feb, Mar
The Dolomite mountains are a beautiful range within the Alps of Italy. And the Val di Fassa area within them is equally stunning. And on this trip, you will have the chance to ice climb some of its frigid, frozen waterfalls.
Located in the Northeast tip of Trentino, the Val di Fassa is a painting come to life. And in the middle of winter, that painting is sparkling white. With snow everywhere, and a stillness felt in the air itself, there is an elegance to it. And while elegant may not be the word one would typically use to describe ice climbing, I humbly disagree. While ice climbing is both thrilling and challenging, there is also a peace, a tranquillity that comes with affixing yourself to a frozen waterfall, while slowly scaling it. I believe the same feeling exists with mountain climbing, as it shares the same liberating sensation of freedom.
With that said, if you are looking for both peace and excitement, this ice climbing adventure in the Val di Fassa can provide both. And when you combine those feelings with incredible ice falls like Fontanazzo and Rio Pelous you can’t go wrong.
The criteria for participation revolves around your own abilities. However, because there is such a wide array of potential ice falls to climb, there are easy ice cliffs for beginners and multi-pitch ice falls for experts.
So come and enjoy a full day of amazing ice climbing in the serene Val di Fassa. It would be my pleasure to guide you to the top of any one of the petrified waterfalls. Please send me a request to book this trip if you are interested.
And if you would like to enjoy the Val di Fassa in the summer season, I can also guide you on this rock climbing expedition.
Campitello di Fassa
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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