Ice Climbing Course I – Beginner

Your first experiences in steep ice.

Region: Pitztal
Fitness Kondition
Technic Technik
maximum participants: 6
Prices: 4 persons Euro 460.-, 5 persons Euro 390.-, 6 persons Euro 350.-
Included: Crampons, Ice Axes

Tour Character

Quite intensive training weekend.

Required Skill and Fitness Level

Skill: Basic rock climbing experience required (especially rope handling and belaying)

Fitness: Up to 1 hour climbs on foot to the icefalls. We will be exposed to the cold for up to 6 hours. You will have to rely on your arm’s muscles quite a bit.

Meeting point: Stillebach, Österreich

Tour Description

Climbing frozen waterfalls – Fascination, get to know your limits, a perfect training for combined tours. The experienced mountain guides from the Firngrat team will introduce you to the complex matter of ice with great empathy.


  • Number of participants: max. 6 per guide
  • Services included: 2.5 days of training and guiding by a state approved mountain guide, guide’s expenses.
  • Services excluded: accommodations in the training area (2 nights, can be booked for you), food and transfers.
  • Accommodation: in general in the Achensee-Zillertal Region; depending on the ice-conditions, the course can also take place in another Region of Tirol (e. g. Pitztal).
  • Misc: Insurances (accident, travel cancellation) at customer’s responsibility. Please refer to general terms and conditions.

1. Tag
Arrival in our destination area, which is chosen depending on the ice conditions. We move into our quarters and use the rest of the day: getting to know the basics such as selection and handling of the material, setting of crampons and ice tools, placing of ice screws, lots of toprope climbing, etc. Our practice area will be selected accordingly.

2. Tag
We are now already one step further and will dare today first leading pitches. These include the independent setting of interim belays, belays and withdrawal methods.

3. Tag
If the progress in the group is accordingly, we will lead our first icefall under the supervision of the guide.

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