- Ice climb with expert tuition
- Access over 250 major ice falls
- Stay in a UNESCO awarded town
Nestled in the Hautes Alps region of France is the charming town of Briançon, a destination deservedly given UNESCO status for its picturesque alpine architecture and winding city walls.
Our base for an exciting weekend of ice climbing, it provides easy access to over 250 major icefalls, making it a mecca for ice climbers from all over Europe. Our first evening includes a detailed briefing from our qualified mountain guide, getting us to grips with the equipment and finding out about our climbing routes for the next two days.
We have plenty of choice tackling a mixture of artificial and natural waterfalls, with icefalls ranging in height from 20 to 700 metres. By the end of the weekend we should be confident in the use of ice axes, crampons and ropes, and will have had enough time to enjoy some delicious mountain specialities including bubbling cheese raclettes and delicious tartiflettes.
What makes this trip responsible?
In order to create as little impact on the environment as possible, we take a maximum group size of 6 for this trip, supporting our commitment to responsible tourism. We use local UIAGM leaders who are committed to responsible tourism and helping to preserve the way of life in their area. Eating out in local restaurants helps bring money into the area and visiting Briancon during January also helps their economy duiring a generally quieter time.
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The sno-covered town of Briançon