1 day, 1/2 day
France, Italie, Massif du Mont-Blanc
Beginner, Skilled

Our ice climbing activities

Our Ice climbing activities : Discover the use of ice axes and crampons and the different techniques. The area at Notre-Dame de la Gorge in Les Contamines is ideal for a first experience or to improve your skills. Ice climbing is also possible for children who have at least 36 in shoe size! Very playful and really nice to do with your family.

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2020 Dates

Mid-December to March depending on the conditions

2020 Rates

School of ice (2 hours) – group session
48€ / person (guaranteed departure from 3 participants)

Ruisseling half a day – group session
150€ / person (guaranteed departure from 2 participants)

Day course – group session
230€ / person (guaranteed departure from 2 participants)

Private sessions:
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Max. 2 people per guide for a day session, 3 for the Ruisseling, 6 for the school of ice. You’ll be supervised by a mountain guide.

* The price includes

  • Supervision by a mountain guide
  • Equipment (shoes/crampons/ice axes)
  • Harness and helmet

* The price doesn’t include

  • Drinks, pick nick and extras
  • Transport and accommodation
  • Everything that isn’t mentioned in “the price includes”

Technical and physical requirements

Good physical condition required. You can contact us if you are not sure if you have the required level.

Our assets

  • We prefer small groups
  • Priority access to the semi-natural waterfall maintained by the Guides of Saint-Gervais and Contamines.

Additional information

AgeAdolescent, Adult

Detailed program

Meeting at the Notre Dame de la Gorge site:

  • Getting to know the equipment (ice axes, crampons, ice pitons…)
  • Getting to know basic techniques and safety rules.
  • Climbing!

No need to have any experience, Ruisseling is for all levels. Equipped with crampons and supervised by a guide, you go up the frozen stream (waterfalls and flatter sections) in the Natural Reserve of Contamines Montjoie.

Meeting at the Notre Dame de la Gorge site

  • Getting to know the equipment (ice axes, crampons, ice pitons…)
  • Getting to know basic techniques and safety rules.
  • Climbing on the Ruisseling site “Rosière” 150 meters long but easy enough for beginners.

The morning: knowledge check and safety techniques: ice pitons, relay and abalakof, securing first and second climber, lead climbing.
The afternoon: multi-pitch climb (chosen according to the group level).

For example : Sainte Chapelle in Notre Dame de la Gorge or Rosière (supervised independent). Armancette, Cogne in Italy (2h drive), Gruvaz, Nant Fandraz, Trient in Switzerland (1h30 drive).


Register by email or by calling +33 (0)4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or  +33 (0)4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We can help you to realise your projects.