Icefall climbing initiation in Queyras Mountains
Icefall climbing initiation in Queyras Mountains
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    English, French
  • Duration
    full day
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

If you're looking for a unique activity this winter, you've come to the right place! Discover icefall climbing with a certified instructor who will help you access the most beautiful and aerial views of the Queyras!

You will get to the spot of Ceillac, which is relatively accessible, to learn how to climb a waterfall once it's frozen. You can generally climb there over the whole ice period to vary the itineraries and difficulties.

When you take a break during your climb, the views are amazing and will give you a refill to finish your ascension!

The routes are accessible to all climbers: 3+ ice quotation (climb with a small inclination of 80°). You will learn to understand the ice structures and to use the technical equipment (ice axes, crampons) as well as gestures and placement.

minimum 12 y/o
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
Offer Description

You meet your guide in the morning for the initiation training during which you'll learn the basics of ice climbing (security, technical moves). After lunch (a picnic or in a restaurant) you will find an icefall structure of 200 to 250 metres to climb and practice your new skills!


Different itineraries are available depending on the snow conditions
- The Y
- Easy Rider...

Activity requirements

All participants should have a previous climbing experience.

Special terms

Once your booking is confirmed you will need to validate your meeting point and time with your pro.

  • All technical gear
  • Lunch
  • Shoes
  • Insurance
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Shoes you can put crampons on
  • Picnic & bottled water
Meeting point
Tourist Office in Guillestre or somewhere to be defined depending on your accomodation Get directions
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