This is most likely the most important ice climbing area in Switzerland and one of the most famous spots in Europe. Countless ice lines are embedded in a truly extraordinary ambience. Kandersteg was the venue of the famous ice climbing festival for many years, which has now moved to the ice park in East Tyrol. Kandersteg is not without reason the Mecca of the Alps when it comes to ice climbing. Even if it has suffered a little in recent years due to the deep and foehn-susceptible situation. Approaches reach from two hours to Breitwangfluh to 5 minutes to Öschinenwald.
mid December - beginning of March
whereas end of December to mid February is for sure the best time
degree of difficulty
3 days or more
€ 1.200,00 for 1:1
€ 720,00 for 1:2 price list
Once arrived in Kandersteg, the icefalls of the Öschinenwald will send you a welcoming smile. Depending on climbing skills, fitness level, weather, avalanche and ice conditions, the iceGuides will offer an individually tailored program and make the best out of at least 3 days.
Call us or write an e-mail, we are happy to advise you and put together a suitable programme!
The icefalls around Kandersteg lie in the side valleys, which are reachable with a convenient drive of a few minutes. Thus, to set up our base in Kandersteg is best to start the ice climbing tours from there.
Accommodation and food are not included in the price. In this region, accommodation is available in every price category. We recommend to book the accommodation early enough as especially in the high season (Christmas, February - March), places can be fully booked quickly.
Here are some addresses:
Pfadfinder - Boy Scouts
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.