Day hit Apline Ice routes

These long ice couloirs on accessible north faces offer opportunities for alpine ice climbing in adventurous locations. This type of climbing can be found in condition year round in the high alpine terrain of France, Italy and Switzerland.

There are so many fantastic lines easily accessible in a day. In the Ecrins we have the exceptional Goulotte Berhault on the Pelvoux and the Raie des Fesses on the Pic Sans Nom. Or if you are in the Massif du Mont Blanc the Chéré couloir on the Tacul or Gabarrou Albinoni to name just a few.  Read Gully List 

Prices and number of participants vary according to the difficulty of the route.

Region

France - Switzerland - Italy

Duration

1 Day

Months

January, February, March, April, November, December

420 /groupe for 2 people

Difficulties

Mixte Climbing Level 2 - Advanced
  • Be capable of physical effort for 4h to 7 hours

  • Be in good physical shape

  • Walk between 15 minutes and 1.30 hours

  • Master alpine equipment and techniques (abseiling, belaying, crampons, ice axes, ice screws )

  • Have an occasional practice of the activity

  • Carry a 6 to 8 kg backpack

Itinerary

Included

  • A fully qualified and experienced IFMGA guide for the duration of your trip
  • Mountain rescue radio
  • Mandatory individual mountaineering safety equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe
  • Collective equipment necessary for progression and safety

Not included

  • Personal insurance covering the activity
  • All that is not included in "the price includes".
  • Cancellation insurance (4%), repatriation assistance / search costs - rescue (1.5%)
  • Transportation to the meeting point and from the point of separation
  • Personal expenses: additional drinks, energy bars, souvenirs, tips, etc.
  • Accommodation the night before, optional (room and breakfast)

All Ecrins Prestige guides have gained the highest guiding qualification from the IFMGA and are certified to guide anywhere in the world

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