$ 1240

Icy Heights: Ice Climbing Adventure in the Southern Alps (5D/4N)

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Tour details
Destinations: French Alps
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1240 — max $ 1410
Group size: min 2 — max 8
Duration: 5 days
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  • Itinerary
  • Included / Not Included
  • More info

Itinerary

Travel to France and conquer the icy heights of the Southern Alps. Receive intensive ice climbing training from a professional guide and discover picturesque wintry scenes and alpine animals.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive at accommodation for a warm welcome and brief introduction of the following days. Take time to settle in, explore the village or relax before the awaiting ice climbing adventure.

Meals included: dinner

Day 2: Introductory lesson
You will be transferred to Les Tourgens, the ideal scenery for ice climbing beginners. You will begin practicing ice climbing techniques, rope work and safety on a 200m cliff with waterfalls.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Ice climbing session
Take a trip to Moline and learn how to use the rope for longer routes. This will be a great opportunity to
be introduced to different belaying systems besides deepening your ice screws placing and removal. By the end of the day you will be prepared to practice multi-pitch climbing.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Ice climbing session
Explore the beautiful area around the alpine village of Prapic and put to work all the skills you learned with a full day of multi-pitch ice climbing. If you are lucky, you might see some inhabitants of the Southern Alps, golden eagles or chamois.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Departure
Wave goodbye to Orcières and get ready for departure.

Meals included: breakfast

You will learn:
Placing ice axes and crampons
Multi pitch techniques
Optimizing energy and strength
Ice types and specificity
Rope techniques
Safety
Belaying systems

Included / Not Included

What's included:

  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • One full day ice climbing
  • Two full days multi-pitch ice climbing
  • Qualified UIAGM high mountain guides
  • All technical and safety equipment
  • Daily trips transfers
  • Gap train station transfers

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses

More info

For further information, please shoot us an email at contact@uptrek.com. We reply within 24 hours.

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of UpTrek Travel
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