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Learn To Ice Climb In the Dolomites
Enter your start date, end date and number of people and we will check availability and prices for you. The recommended duration for this activity is between 1 and 5 days. However, you can book as many days as suits your requirements. If your group size is more than 3 please contact us for a bespoke quote. Special prices for families and children: please contact us.
- The Italian Alps: one of the best ice climbing locations in the World
- Excellent training and attention to detail
- Fun and friendly approach
- Tailor made courses according to your level and needs
Location : The Dolomites
Ratio : 1:3
Available during : Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Mountain Guides Italy is specialised in organising custom made ice climbing courses and guided trips for individuals or small groups. The best learning situation is on a one to one basis, or one to two. We do not have pre-set dates for our courses or trips because we work around the needs and technical level of our clients.
The area where we are based is a magic place to ice climb. We will carefully choose the perfect location according to the ice conditions, the weather forecast and your level. There are plenty of cosy bed and breakfasts, hotels or self catering apartments where to stay and relax during your holiday.
It is for you and your guide to decide the exact makeup of your booking however, these itinerary days shown below are an example of how a booking for this activity could be structured.
Day 1 : Getting to know you
We will set up a top rope and will also focus on ice climbing technique and how to use the ice tools (ice axes and crampons). We will start at an easy angle and gradually get steeper.
Day 2 : Improving your technique
Depending on our progress on day one, we will choose if to continue to improve your technical level on top rope, or to try an easy 2 pitch route. You may even want to try leading on easy ice.
Day 3 : Multi-pitch or leading
Depending on your motivation and on your ability, together we will select some ice climbs that are ideal for you.
- Services of IFMGA Mountain Guide
- Liability insurance
- All food and drinks for clients and guides
- Travel, accident and cancellation insurance for clients
- Hut costs for clients and Guides
- Guides travel expences
- Cable cars and ski lifts for clients and guides
- Accommodation (more info)
- Transfers (more info)
- Climbing equipment (more info)
What's Not Included
Novice : you would to like to learn the basics of ice climbing. No previous or very little climbing experience is required.
Beginner : you have some climbing and/or mountaineering experience and would like to improve your skills. You should be able to lead up to French grade 4c in sports rock climbing.
Intermediate : you are gaining confidence in ice climbing and/or mountaineering and would like to improve your skills. Your goal is to learn how to lead the climbing rope. You should be able to lead up to French grade 5c in sports rock climbing.
Advanced : you are a confident ice climber and/or mountaineer and would like to improve your skills. Your goal is to lead the climbing rope. You should be able to lead up to French grade 6b in sports climbing.
- Technical equipment (these items can be rented): harness, helmet, ice axes, crampons, hiking poles.
- Personal equipment: mountaineering boots, 30-40 litre backpack, 1 litre thermos, provisions (energy bars, chocolate, dried fruit, sandwiches), Winter climbing clothes, 2 pairs of gloves.
Availability & Prices
This activity is available to be booked for any date/dates within the availablity periods shown below. Because we tailor your booking to suit your exact requirements you can book this activity for as many days as you like. The recommended duration for this activity is between 1 and 5 days. If your group size is more than 3 please contact us for a bespoke quote. Special prices for families and children: please contact us.
|Availability period||from : 20/12/2022||to : 01/03/2023|
|Number of people||Price (€)|
|1 Pax||€350.00 per person per day|
|2 Pax||€200.00 per person per day|
|3 Pax||€150.00 per person per day|
Learn To Ice Climb In the Dolomites Reviews
"I had some amazing experiences with your guide team! With Giulia, Mirco and Massimo, they are sweet, fun and good guides who make the off-piste skiing or ice-climbing very special! "