Ice climbing holidays, courses & expeditions



Franz Josef Glacier Guides
based: New Zealand
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Heli ice climbing at Franz Josef Glacier with some of New Zealand's most experienced ice climbers
. Promising helicopter transfers, expert tuition, high-tech equipment and adrenaline highs! No previous climbing experience necessary.
| ice climbing | New Zealand |


Mountain guide Adventure (MGA)
based: Haute-Savoie, France
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Ice climbing courses by Mountain Guide Adventure (MGA), a Chamonix area guiding team who are all UIAGM mountain guides offering the highest level of competence in the supervision of winter mountaineering and ice climbing.

| ice climbing | France |


Aspiring Guides

based: New Zealand

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Guided climbing and mountaineering the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

| ice climbing | ski mountaineering/touring | heli-skiing | climbing/scrambling | mountaineering | New Zealand |


Bergmenn Mountain Guides

based: Dalvik, Iceland

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Climbing in Iceland with the country's only specialized ice climbing guides, who offer bespoke programs from one day to a week or more.

| ice climbing | Iceland |


uk flagStuart Johnston Mountaineering

based: Perth, Scotland, UK

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Professional instruction and guiding services, especially designed to cater for your particular needs and desires.

| climbing/scrambling | mountaineering | ice climbing | winter skills | Scotland | Spain |



Ice climbing, a definition

This Travel-Quest category lists ice climbing trips, holidays and multi-day courses, it covers climbing Alpine ice in mountain areas, water ice climbing on frozen water flows, and mixed climbing which involves both ice and rock climbing. Ice climbing is defined as the roped and protected climbing of frozen features like glaciers, icefalls and waterfalls, and the climbing of ice-covered features such as cliffs and rock slabs.


Alpine ice is often just one element of a longer climbing route and can be less technically difficult than water ice climbing. Techniques for ascending Alpine ice have a great deal in common general glacier travel and are also covered in our winter skills section.