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Zermatt 3-Day Guided Ice Training Course

Join IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide Herbert for a 3-Day Ice Training Course in Zermatt in the Valais Canton of Switzerland, within the beautiful Swiss Alps.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Join me for a 3-Day Ice Training Course on the Theodulglacier in Zermatt.

There are few things more exciting than Ice Climbing. Perhaps that is due to the temporary nature of the surface you are scaling because it lacks the permanence of rock. Or maybe it’s because you are climbing what could easily be viewed as a solidified waterfall. Either way, it is a truly unique experience. And on the Theodulglacier in Zermatt, I will teach you how to enjoy it safely.

Firstly, this training course will focus primarily on practical aspects of Ice Climbing. Not theory. You will learn by doing. Thus making the course one of learning and experiencing at the same time.

A lot will be covered during the course, including, How to Rope up glaciers, How to Walk and Climb with Crampons, Ice Axe Techniques, How to Anchor in Ice and Snow, Belaing Techniques, Proper Behaviour on Glaciers, Important Knots, How to Abseil with Crampons, and Crevasse Rescue. With that much to cover, the course will be intensive, but well worth it.

Finally, on the third day, after 2 Days of Training, we will climb the icy surface of Breithorn (4,164m), where you will use all of the skills you have learned and refined. While also getting the chance to admire all of the amazing scenery The Alps within the Swiss Canton of Valais has to offer.

So let me guide you, and teach you how to properly, and safely enjoy the wonder of Ice Climbing. While also having the chance to immediately practice what you have learned while climbing one of the most beautiful peaks in the Alps, Breithorn.

I’ll be awaiting your message.

And if you would like to join me for a 2-day Rock Climbing Course, also in Zermatt. You can also join me here.



Dormitories with half-board. Drinks are not included.


Prices and programmes are subject to change. Trips can be set up upon request, availability is all year round.

More info

Enrolment is required 4 weeks before training.

Meeting point

I can meet you at the bottom of one of the cable cars.



Day 1: Equipment Check, Ascent to the hut, training on the Theodulglacier

Day 2: Training on the Theodulglacier

Day 3: Climb the Breithorn Peak (4,164m)

About the guide

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I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.

In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 1860 each

Group of 2

CHF 1860 each

Group of 3

CHF 680 each

Group of 4

CHF 540 each

Group of 5

CHF 460 each

Group of 6

CHF 410 each

Group of 7

CHF 370 each

Group of 8

CHF 340 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

carabiners and ropes are included in the price.

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