Ice Climbing in the French Alps

Ice Climbing in the French Alps from Undiscovered Alps

By: Undiscovered Alps  18/10/2010
Keywords: outdoors, france, mountains

From 999€ per person for a long weekend intensive ice climbing course in the Southern French Alps including half board accommodation, equipment, UIAGM guides, transfers and transport.

What other sport poses the same technical, physical and psychological challenge as ice climbing....?

Hanging 20metres up a frozen waterfall by the tip of an ice axe and crampon front points is not for the faint hearted!! But there's definitely something about it that's addictive...!

...the sensation of a good ice axe placement, the burn in your muscles, the satisfaction as your ice screw winds easily into the ice, the achievement of reaching the top... and the sheer magic of being in an otherwise totally inaccessible place in breathtaking scenery!

We have a huge variety and some of the best ice climbing in the Southern French Alps on our doorstep and ice climbers and mountaineers come from all over the world to climb here.

But you don't need to be an expert as there are waterfalls, ridges and gullies for all levels.

Fixed Dates:21 - 25 January 2011 - ideal for individuals looking to join a group.

Other Dates: December - End of March - groups of two or more booking together.

Price Includes:

• 4 nights half board accommodation in a fantastic Auberge in the heart of the mountains.
• 3 full days guided ice climbing with fully qualified UIAGM high mountain guides. Ratio 1:6 max for 1st day and 1:2 for 2nd and 3rd days.
• All technical and safety equipment
• Return transfers from Gap train station
• Transport to and from the ice climbing.

An intensive weekend introducing the techniques of ice climbing and exploring some of the best ice in the French Alps. A physical and mental challenge in magical surroundings!

For more information, please contact sally at [email protected] or call 0835 009 8501 or have a look at

Keywords: activity holidays, france, mountains, outdoors