The ice climbing area Heiligenblut in Carinthia is primarily known for the Fleißtal valley with its many icefalls of different degrees of difficulty. Due to the high and shady location you can count on a certain "ice guarantee". The region has many spectacular ice and mixed lines that have gained popularity over the recent years. The ice climbing park Heiligenblut, the first of its kind, and the Zirknitztal valley with long icefalls and an impressive mixed and dry tooling grotto are further highlights of the Mölltal valley in Carinthia.
Mallnitz is the third ice climbing centre in Upper Carinthia after Heiligenblut and the Maltatal valley. There are many icefalls of different degrees of difficulty, though the tours are, also due to the altitude, quite high-alpine, and require much more alpine experience than in the Maltatal valley. However, they benefit from the location and can be climbed from early to late in the season.
mid November - end of March
whereas end of November to mid February is for sure the best time
degree of difficulty
1 day or more
€ 352,00 for 1:1
€ 211,00 for 1:2 price list
Once you have arrived in the Heiligenblut/Mallnitz region, an individually tailored programme is offered. Depending on climbing skills, fitness level, weather, avalanche and ice conditions, the iceGuides, who know the icefalls in the region like the back of their hand, will guide you over a suitable icefall!
Because the motorways are a little further away than in many other regions, the region around Heiligenblut and Mallnitz has fortunately been spared from the masses. So you can climb up to well-known ice falls at the weekends without worrying about too many other rope teams!
The Felbertauern and the region of East Tyrol lie amidst the heart of the Eastern Alps, embedded in between Carinthia, South Tyrol, Salzburg and Friuli. You can reach the gates of East Tyrol in 45 minutes after leaving the Inn Valley motorway or the Tauern motorway.
Access to the icefalls is between 5 minutes and 1.5 hours. In late autumn and early winter, they are often snow-free, which makes the whole undertaking even less stressful.
In order to keep the prices manageable, the individual course participants are responsible for the journey to the destination and necessary drives during the course. On top of that, it allows you to be flexible and to undertake further activities, such as ski tours in the ski touring paradise of East Tyrol. Away from the crowds.
Accommodation and food are not included in the price. However, in addition to the ideal base for the East Tyrolean Ice Park, the Matrei Tauernhaus, there are plenty of accommodation options in Matrei or other places in East Tyrol. We recommend you book the accommodation early enough, as especially in the high season (Christmas, February - March), places are often fully booked.
The tourist information office Matrei in East Tyrol is at your disposal for further information.
Lastly, do not forget a snack (e.g. sweets, power bars, etc.) and liquid for the day. We recommend to bring warm drinks in a thermos.
Technical material is included in the price.
Since we do not climb constantly, there can be "standing times" in cold temperatures, so make sure to bring along enough warm clothes - one cools down quite quickly!
We recommend you bring light clothing of varying thickness to achieve an "onion system" for greater comfort. Cotton is not suitable as it quickly becomes cold upon getting wet. Skiing apparel, however, works well. Our recommendation: warm merino underwear and a fast warming down jacket.
If you want to take your own technical material with you: (otherwise rental equipment included in the price)
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Registration in advance is required for this course. You can call our office or register by e-mail.
All participants must read and sign our general terms and conditions.