Beginner ice climbing course in Tauer near Lienz
Beginner ice climbing course in Tauer near Lienz

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    German, English
  • Duration
    2 days
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

If you are serious about learning how to ice climb. or if you already have a taste of this amazing sport and you can't stop thinking about, Lukas will teach you how!

The Austrian region of Osttirol is one of the most well-known ice climbing places in the world because of its many mountains and its cold winters! Lukas loves this area, and will share his knowledge as you go through this beginners ice climbing course!

Ice climbing descends from rock climbing, so they follow the same principle, reaching the highest part of a wall! You'll use a harness, a cord, and helmet as safety equipment. Also, since you can't grab a frozen wall, you'll need an ice axor piolet, and weatherproof boots with crampons to make your way up. 

The main objective of this 2-day ice climbing course is to give you all necessary skills so you can safely handle the equipment and ultimately be able to create a top-rope belay by drilling into the ice and securing a bolt.

It may sound intimidating, but Lukas is an expert and will teach you everything you need to know! Also, he'll take good care of you, you can just focus and learn!

minimum 14 y/o
Starting time: 8:30 am,
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made

Skills gained at the end of the course:

Ice climbing equipment and clothing
Nodes, backup devices, and their use
Securing, draining and rappelling
Proper setting of ice screws


Day 1:

Meeting point at Matreier Tauernhaus at 8:30
Check the equipment and adjust the crampons
Approach to the ice park (about 20 minutes)
Knots and equipment
First steps in the ice - how to use crampons? The basis for gaining confidence!
Danger perception and safety precautions
Top rope climbing and releasing
General climbing techniques
Material maintenance 

Day 2:

Warm up with climbing
Introduction to steep ice - climbing techniques
Climbing, climbing, climbing! You will be amazed at what you can do with proper technique and equipment!
Introduction to the setting and removal of ice screws
Introduction in stand construction and removal
Debriefing and closing at 16:00

Activity requirements

All participants must have a decent rock climbing level. Minors must have authorization from their parents.

Special terms

Lukas suggests bringing this equipment with you:

Long underwear (below and above), synthetic, merino or wool.
Warm pants (lined or fleece)
A warm fleece or a long-sleeved shirt (not cotton)
Lined jacket or vest, preferably down jacket
Waterproof Jacket with Hood (Gore-Tex or Nylon)
Waterproof pants (Gore-Tex or Nylon)
Socks (merino or ski socks)
Wool hood or lined hood that protects the ears and fits under the helmet
Waterproof climbing gloves (2 pairs)
Fixed mountain boots (if necessary also ski boots possible)
Buff (throat protection)
At least 25 liters-backpack (space for clothing, snack, drink, climbing material)
Sunscreen (glasses and cream)
Thermos or water bottle (already full !!!)
Photo camera
Own medication

  • Group equipment (ropes, ice screws, etc.)
  • Climbing harness, helmet, ice tools and crampons
  • Accommodation
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • See list below
Meeting point
Matreier Tauernhaus: Tauer 22, 9971 Matrei in Osttirol, Austria Get directions
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