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Ice climbing in Aravis Range

Info - Booking
  • Number of persons

    From 1 to 4 people
  • Period

    Du 20 December 2019 au 20 February 2020
  • Duration

    1 day

Discover the icefall in ice school or in several lengths in the Aravis or Bornes, an ephemeral and fascinating structure, who has never dreamed of climbing these hanging icicles? Armed with your technical crampons and ice ax, you will discover this living and extraordinary material more closely during a frosty ascent!

Level required

You have never practiced ice climbing or you already have experience in rock climbing. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, there is something for all levels from grade 3 to 6 in the Aravis, ice school or large waterfall of several lengths in the Aravis or near Lake Annecy.

General overview

Cigars, walls or jellyfish are so many strange terms that define the structure or appearance of these paths of frost and ice. It is in the coldest of winter that ice cascades are formed, between December and February … unfortunately due to global warming, their formations become more and more random, and you have to be on standby to grasp the niche that will allow us to climb these natural buildings safely.
The more often formed and much less steep “streaming” will allow you to gently initiate you to the practice of the waterfall because much less athletic than the large vertical walls often more technical and requiring more practice. There is something for all tastes and all levels of ice climbing, a sport that is democratizing.


  • Journée cascade de glace dans Aravis

    Several ice waterfall spots are accessible in Aravis in winter, Manigod, Montremont, La Giettaz or Le Reposoir are cold valleys conducive to the formation of waterfalls of all levels.
    In general, we meet around 9 a.m. on site to spend a full day in the sector most suitable for practice.
    For other waterfalls of several lengths, the start may be more early.

Rates - info

Private lesson or trip 1 day 400 €


  • Mountain Guide
  • Ice axes, crampons, helmet and harness
  • Collective gear

Not included

  • Transport and accomodation
  • Personnal Equipement
  • Shoes to rent
  • Foods and snack