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Ice-fall climbing

ce-fall climbing is one of the most exhilarating winter activities on offer in Anniviers. Illuminated by bright floodlights after dark, the icefalls open the door to an unreal, enchanting world.

The icefall climbing season is very short-lived. It starts at the beginning of winter and finishes towards the end of February when the temperatures are no longer sufficiently low to guarantee maximum safety. Despite an appearance of deceptive simplicity, climbing these frozen faces requires specific equipment and training. Once well-equipped and trained you are ready to delight in the sensations offered by climbing the two icefalls of the Val d’Anniviers.

Cascade de la Puchotaz - Mayoux

  • Illuminated at night
  • 10 minutes’ walk - from the village of Mayoux, follow the lane towards Orzival
  • Return: descend through the forest on the right


Cascade du Belvédère - Zinal

  • Illuminated at night
  • 20 minutes’ walk from the village of Zinal


Initiation à l'escalade - Cascade de Mayoux
Hiver 2017-2018

  • Mercredi 21 février 2018
    Mercredi 28 février 2018
    De 18:00-21:00
    CHF 20.- / personne
    Inscriptions auprès de l'Office du Tourisme de Grimentz - +41(0)27 476 17 00
    Délai d'inscription : la veille à 17h
    Matériel technique fourni par le guide
    Remarque : bonnes chaussures de marche, habits de sport chauds, habits chauds de réserve

Introduction to icefall climbing at the Zinal icefall
Winter 2017-2018

  • Vom 20. Dezember bis Mitte März (je nach Wetterbedingungen)
    Freitags von 18 bis 21 Uhr
    Erwachsene: CHF 100.-, Kinder: CHF 50.-
    Anmeldung bis jeweils dienstags um 17 Uhr : 078 965 71 20 / info@guides-anniviers.ch

In addition to good hiking boots, gloves and appropriate clothing, the specific equipment you will need (usually provided by the guide) includes :

  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Helmet

Introductory training is usually provided in the evening, from 18:00 to 21:00


Information :
Anniviers Montagne
+41(0)78 965 71 20