Ice Climbing Weekend Basics Course

Ice Climbing Weekend Basics Course

Frozen waterfalls are just amazing. To climb them is surely a challenge. If climbing is your thing, ice climbing might something that you should try. This course leads you to the world of vertical ice. 

The goal of the course:

- Get to know ice climbing on frozen waterfalls.

- To learn basic techniques in waterfall ice, crampon and ice axe techniques

- To learn belaying techniques in waterfall ice


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Tour: Ice Climbing Weekend Basics Course
Type: Winter sports
Difficulty: Anfänger (stamina: easy, technique: easy)
Attendance: mind. 4 Teilnehmer max.6 Teilnehmer
Date: 2019-01-25 to 2019-01-27
2019-02-08 to 2019-02-10

Price: 449 €

Day 1:


Arrival at Praxmar: we meet us at Alpengasthof at 9am. After welcoming we do an introduction to ice climbing gear. Shortly we will access the first icefalls. It starts with crampons on the feet and later with ice axes in the hands. We learn the basic techniques of ice climbing. The activity during the day is rounded off with a theory unit. Then dinner and a cozy get-together.

day 2:
We work on our basic techniques. We learn and practice more forms of ice climbing, using a variety of techniques with crampons and ice axes. We climb moderately steep ice, with toprope. We also practice safety techniques in waterfall ice.
Day 3
We deepen the learned techniques , lots of climbing in steep ice falls. Setting a belay station and a topropein ice are also a topic of the day. First attempts in the lead are also done. Optionally in good conditions and suitable participants, we climb a waterfall with several pitches.




  • Course by IFMGA mountain guide
  • 2x overnight with half board 
  • Avalanche safety gear as rental
  • Ice climbing gear as renta. 
  • Not included
  • Snacks
  • Personal gear
  • Gettig to the Tour

Normal physical fitness. Experience in toprope belaying. Climbing experience is not not necesary but an advantage. 


  • Technical equipment

         Backpack 25-35L
         Ice climbing boots


         Functional underwear
         Waterproof trousers (hardshell)
         T-shirt or Mountain shirt
         Wind and waterproof jacket (hardshell, breathable)
         Down jacket
         Intermediate layer / insulating layer (fleece or insulating jacket depending on the weather)
         well-fitting socks
         Ice climbing gloves: Warm but still providing good grip

         warm gloves, mittens
         warm hat


         Ice climbing glases (Can also be a bright sunglasses)
         snacks for the climbing days
         Thermos bottle (unbreakable) and water bottle (or one of them, depending on the tour, weather and preference)
         Passport, identity card
         Credit Card, Money

Ice climbing is an high alpine activity in a terrain, risk of avalanches and stone and ice fall is present. The daily goals can be more dificult or even impossible to reach upon unfavorable conditions (weather, snow, ice, fog, rain, storms, avalanches, lightning storms) Unfortunately also short-term occurrence of such conditions can happen in the high mountains in any season.

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