The week comprises five full days of top-quality ice climbing in some of the best areas of the Dolomites stretching from the provinces of Trentino to Alto Adigeln in North Eastern Italy.
To get the most from this course, participants should have experience of seconding ice routes of grade IV (or above) in the Alps or on winter routes in the UK. If you do not already climb at this grade, then you may wish to consider either our 'Classic Alpine Icefalls' or 'Classic Dolomites Icefalls' courses as preparation.
Through expert coaching and instruction, we aim to build on both your personal climbing ability and also the skills-based technical aspects of climbing steep ice, so that you can fully enjoy some of the best grade IV and V icefalls in the region.
The course is suited to the level of those booked onto it, so that everyone can enjoy the right level of challenge. If you are keen and fit you will have the opportunity to follow routes at grade V/V+ (which have sustained vertical sections). There will be opportunities to learn lead climbing skills for people whose goal is to climb independently.
We operate in small teams and travel by private car, giving us greater flexibility to climb where the ice is best and to visit areas/routes which are new to you even if you have climbed with us before.