Program // Clinics

Ice climbing Intermediate

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Available in English only

Sunday, February 25, 2024

9:00am - 2:00pm
Intermediate level
6 places available
Clinic appointment time: 8:30 a.m.
Meeting point: Festiglace site reception (see map)


Take your ice climbing to the next level. Learn how to move more fluently and efficiently on ice. Get a better understanding of judging conditions and the quality of ice. Furthermore, gather the skills you will need for lead climbing.


The participant must have basic ice climbing experience. Equipment required: Individual equipment (boots, crampons, helmet, ice axe, belay gear, screws, straps, etc.).


Please note that temperatures can be very cold and variable. Therefore, bring layers of clothing that you can adjust, from functional T-shirts to fleece or wool mid-layers, a down jacket, GORE-TEX jacket, softshell pants, GORE-TEX pants, a hat, a pair of thin, warm gloves, and a spare pair of gloves.

Sun protection (sunglasses, high-protection sun cream, lip stick), enough food for the duration of the clinic, and water (at least 2 liters) for a full day in the mountains. It’s also nice to have a hot drink in a YETI thermos.

Don’t forget your phone or camera to capture beautiful memories of your experience.

$165 per person

*Taxes not included

Heinke Schmitt

Originally, she hails from Germany. Her passion for the mountains, however, has led her around the globe. In her quest for ice, she has climbed in the Rockies, Canada, and the far North of Norway, as well as in the Alps in France, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. Now, she calls the beautiful Aosta valley in Italy her home. The flanks of the Monte Bianco allow her to follow her All Mountain love, may it be ice-climbing, ski touring, alpine climbing, or climbing the golden granite on the Satellites of the Monte Bianco. For her, it is the perfect terrain to train, play, and guide.