Ice climbing

Vertical icy playgrounds! 30 years ago, Alpinists made their first attempts at the unique ice falls in Kaunertal nature park and glacier region. Today, visitors can experience this fascinating sport up close. Year on year, winter transforms the waterfalls of the Tyrolean Oberland into icy sculptures. They are among the most beautiful in the Alps. To the ice climber, they are both wonderful works of nature and a sporting challenge. More than 20 ice falls turn Kaunertal into an icy, vertical playground.

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No other region in the Alps offers as many easy to intermediates routes. Short access routes of often less than 15 minutes, drilled belay points and mostly easy descents turn the deeply cut, frozen water courses into the ultimate nature experience. Climbing the filigree ice formations is one of the most gentle and sensitive forms of climbing, and is reserved for those that have the experience, skill and commitment to the elementary forces of nature.

Experience the bizarre works of art by Mother Nature up close with pick and crampons - special courses are offered for beginners who wish to take on this sporty challenge. Routes with sonorous names like “The problem”, ”Twine”, “Fear of desire” or “La Linea” are just waiting to be mastered.

Icefalls overview

Ice climbing guide

All information and routes are prepared carefully in a separate folder, available at the information offices. 

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