Ice climbing in Bessans

Ice climbing in Bessans

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: English, French
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: minimum 12 y/o
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Le Carrelet in the ski resort of Bessans
  • Opening seasons:
    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

Activity description

Do you want to discover the sensations of climbing on ice cubes? Guess what, this activity is precisely that! Go climb frozen waterfalls in the middle of winter!

All set with your ice axes and crampons you will have to pierce the ice to create your own hold, guaranteed sensations!

Depending on your experience in ice climbing, you will be able to climb unique routes of several lengths or just train on easy training icefalls (only 1 length in a row).

Depending on your ease and your progress during the day, you will have access to lengths more or less steep, from grade 3 to grade 5+/6. Whatever happens, your guide will be there to accompany you and train you to the climbing technics of the icefall, and possibly to the specific rope manipulations.

Offer Description

Enjoy your day ice climbing in the training spot of Bessans.

You'll meet your guide around 9:30 am and warm up on an easy route after a briefing on the activity. You'll learn the basics of ice climbing with your professional guide. For lunch, you can either picnic in the mountains or go back to the resort to a restaurant. In the afternoon, depending on your progression, you will be able to access more complex and technical climbing routes.

Included
  • Guide for the day
  • Ice climbing equipment
Excluded
  • Lunch
  • Climbing shoes
Do not forget to bring
  • Bottled water & snacks
  • Picnic or money for the restaurant
  • Warm and waterproof clothes suited to the activity
  • Shoes you can put crampons on
Meeting point
Le Carrelet in the ski resort of Bessans Get directions

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