ICE CLIMBING

An ice ax in each hand, a pair of crampons on the feet, you are at the foot of the waterfall ready to fight with this element so cold but so captivating… These ephemeral ice buildings offer climbers unique sensations and we offer to rub you in by showing you how to play with your ice tools on the ice cube!

A Monté Médio guide will teach you how to climb with these new ice axes, crampons and ice pins on a school waterfall or a longer waterfalls that can be climbed in several pitches. It is also possible to climb the artificial ice tower of Champagny en Vanoise. This ice structure is open all winter, it is a great support to learn or practice when the waterfalls are not formed…

We also suggest you try Dry Tooling, This activity consists of climbing a cliff with ice axes and crampons. Several Dry Tooling sites are now specially equipped for. No need for ice or extremely cold temperatures to climb with ice axes.

Ice Climbing with Monté Médio

Climbing on ice falls requires a lot of knowledge to be practiced in the best conditions.

Only a mountain guide can accompany you so that you can get the best feeling while being safe. Our guides offer day or half day outings to introduce you to ice climbing techniques.

 

Initiation or perfect climbing on icefall

Day or half day supervised by a mountain guide

Ice axes, crampons, helmet and shoulder belt provided

Commitment of a high mountain guide for initiation to ice climbing for a day :

350 euros for one person

365 euros for two people

380 euros for three people

395 euros for four people

The initiation to ice climbing can take place on several sites : the ice tower of Champagny en Vanoise, a school waterfall, the dry tooling cliff of Quintal.

The price includes the supervision by a guide of high mountain as well as the loan of the equipment (ice axes, crampons, helmet and harness), you must have your cramponable mountain shoes, possibility of renting it from specialized shops.

Commitment of a high mountain guide for initiation to ice climbing for a half day :

200 euros for one person

215 euros for two people

230 euros for three people

245 euros for four people

The initiation to ice climbing can take place on several sites : the ice tower of Champagny en Vanoise, a school waterfall, the dry tooling cliff of Quintal.

The price includes the supervision by a guide of high mountain as well as the loan of the equipment (ice axes, crampons, helmet and harness), you must have your cramponable mountain shoes, possibility of renting it from specialized shops.

SOME TESTIMONIALS

Monté Médio Canyoning – Amazing

Stunning setting. Got to see parts of the Talloires mountains you’d never usually see and had fun doing so! Our guide, Romain, was excellent. Very reassuring and full of laughs. Excellent English as well.

We had a great time and would fully recommend it.

Eoiny

Amazing experience

This was the highlight of our stay in Annecy. So much fun, although challenging at times (esp if you ahve a fear of heights as I do!), it was a great adventure and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Fantastic value for money. Thanks to our guide Romain for being so patient and explaining everything in English as well as French!

Smoor

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THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ICE CLIMBING

Where are the ice waterfall?

The ice waterfalls are located where it is particularly cold all winter. Some waterfalls are in conditions all winter, some only during the coldest of the winter and others are formed only exceptionally…

Our favorite sites for waterfall are the Chamonix Valley, the Val de Cogne in Italy. This is why we can not guarantee you can climb such a waterfall on a winter day, so we will choose a waterfall at your level depending on the conditions…

What do we need?

You must plan a gore tex mountaineering suit, a pair of warm gloves and a pair of thinner gloves to climb, a pair of cramponable mountain shoes, backpack, snowshoes are sometimes useful for access the foot of the waterfall.

We will provide you crampons, ice axes, harness, helmet...

If no waterfall is formed because it is too warm, we can go climb on the artificial ice tower of Champagny en Vanoise or try the Dry tooling.

When can we go climb on the ice waterfall?

The season to go climb on the ice waterfall is winter when it’s cold! But we can do dry tooling all year long …

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THE MAP OF THE ICE CLIMBING SPOTS

Dry tooling

Val de Cogne

Chamonix

Champagne en vanoise