Ice Climbing-Mountain Guide-Climbing Guide Zermatt

Ice Climbing-Mountain Guide-Climbing Guide Zermatt

Ice climbing with a Climbing Guide – Mountain Guide Zermatt is the cool sport for all who like to face a challenge

In winter the water which flows over the rock faces is frozen. The frozen water crates the base for an impressive sport “Icefall Climbing”. The ice will be climbed with sharp tools (ice axe, crampons and ice screws) and the anchors are placed by the climber. The ice is not a dead matter; it reacts to the change of temperature. For that reason an icefall can be climbed several times per season and it will be always different.

Ice Climbing-Mountain Guide-Climbing Guide Zermatt

For Experts, CHF 600.00

Sustained steep with vertical parts and several pitches. Climbing time ca. 2 – 4 hours, ascent and descent ca. 1 – 2 hours. 1 – 2 persons.

For Advanced, CHF 550.00

Ca. 65° steep with short steep parts and several pitches. Climbing time 2 – 4 hours, ascent and descent. 1 – 2 hours. 1 – 2 persons.

Drying – day, CHF 550.00

Height 10 – 20 Meter (30 – 60 feet), slightly steep to very steep, Previous knowledge is not necessary. Climbing time 3 – 5 hours, ascent and descent ca. ½ – 1 hours.
The fee is for 1 or 2 people, CHF 40.00 for every additional person.

Gorner gorge, CHF 550.00

Climb up on the frozen river with small steep steps: Previous knowledge is not necessary. Climbing time 2 – 4 hours, ascent and descent ca. ½ – 1 hours.
The fee is for 1 or 2 people, CHF 40.00 for every additional person.

Service:

International recognised Mountain Guide for the climbs. The technical equipment such as ice screws, ropes, carabineers etc. are supplied by the mountain guide for free. Transportation is not included.

Requirements:

Good health and fitness, no vertigo.

Prices and programme are subject to change.

You need the following equipment for ice climbing:

Compulsory Equipment
Rucksack 25 – 30 litre – Mountaineering boots* – Harness* – Crampons 12 points steel, not aluminium, adjusted* – 2 technical ice axes* – Helmet* – Mountaineering trousers – Waterproof / breathable jacket – Fleece jacket or jumper – Gloves – Warm hat – Shirt – Sunglasses with side protection – Sun screen factor >25 – Lip balm factor >15 – Flask or water bottle, about 1 Litre, no camel bags – Food for lunch – Personal medication – Telescope pole*.

Nice to have
Pocket knife – Camera (small and light – Toilette paper – Swiss rail ticket – Thermal underwear – Spare gloves.

Items with a * can be rented.

Please note
Everything you bring with you, you have to curry it by yourself. Try to be as light as possible.

What is Ice Climbing? More Information. Ice Climbing-Mountain Guide-Climbing Guide Zermatt