Ice climbing is a perfect mix of climbing and mountaineering. Climbing on ice structures requires dexterity and good physical condition to withstand the cold.


France - Ecrins


2 Days


January, February, March, December

650 /personne for 2 people

1,150€ /personne for 1 person


Ice Climbing Level 1 - Discovery
  • Be capable of physical effort for 3 to 5 hours

  • Be in good physical shape

  • Walk between 15 and 45 minutes

  • Carry a 6 to 8 kg backpack


Day 1

Meet at 8am at the kiosk car park in l'Argentière la Bessée, to check your bag, equipment, and shoe hire if necessary, with the guide.

Next, we will leave in the direction of the first ascent to get on our feet.

Return in the evening to the gîte La pierre d'Oran.

day 2

Climbing times and places, depending on the conditions of the moment. To be defined with your guide the day before.

Separation of the group at the end of the day


  • A fully qualified and experienced IFMGA guide for the duration of your trip
  • Overnight accommodation described in the program
  • Breakfasts, picnics and dinners included in the program
  • The ticket(s) for the lifts/cable cars
  • Mountain rescue radio
  • Mandatory individual mountaineering safety equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe
  • Collective equipment necessary for progression and safety
  • Free membership to the association for the organization of stays

Not included

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