Easy / Medium
Difficulty
7h
Duration
Courmayeur
Spot
EN, IT
Language
January – April
Open

WHAT IS ICE CLIMBING

Ice climbing is a sport derived from mountaineering and rock climbing. The climbing technique is called front pointing and is based on four elements: pointing the crampons, continuing with the ice axes, finding the balance position of the body, and finally transferring the body weight. The climber then tackles the wall by alternately planting one of the two wielded ice axes into the ice by driving the front points of the crampons into the ice.

HOW THE ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE

Icefall climbing in Courmayeur begins at 8 a.m. at the meeting point indicated on the map.

The mountain guide will check the material and distribute the technical equipment. After locating the suitable place, you will have to reach the starting point of the experience.

The mountain guide will teach you the use of crampons, ice axe, ice screws and you will learn the basics of safety in icefalls.

Return to Courmayeur is scheduled around 4 p.m.

WHO IS THE ACTIVITY FOR

Icefall climbing is an activity of easy/medium difficulty: this experience is for anyone who wants to try a new winter activity and is also perfect for those with no experience in rock climbing.

Details

Services included

Mountain guide

Insurance

Services not included

Equipment rental

Technical boots

Do not forget to bring

Energy Snack

Recommended clothing

Snow clothing

Skiboots

Backpack

Helmet

Additional information

In order to carry out the activity you must be in possession of an identification document

Cancellation Policy

Prices

Icefall climbing in Courmayeur   €185/person

Meeting Points

Strada Del Villair, 2, 11013 Courmayeur (AO)

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