With cold weather finally settled over Europe and the north Hemisphere, ice conditions are here... Throughout the winter numerous events, meetings and competitions are organized.

 

Philippe Batoux - Le Nant de l'Enfer - Giettaz © Pascal Tournaire


Before climbing don't forget to check ice and snow conditions, weather forecasts, avalanche risks, practice rescue techniques, inspect your equipment...Don't hesitate to hire professionnal mountain guides to improve your knowledge and climbing level.


You can also :
- download Ice climbing tech tips [PDF - 1.87 MB]
- inspect you PPE

 

EUROPE

France


T Day's
January 8-9 2011
Pont-Du-Fossé (05)
www.t-day.fr/le-t-day/

Ice Climbing Ecrins
January 14-16 2011
L'Argentière la Bessée (05)
www.ice-climbing-ecrins.com


Festival de Cascade de Glace du Mercantour
January 21-23 2011
Saint-Dalmas Le Selvage (06)
www.guides06.com/festival-cascade-de-glace

Gorzderette
28-30 Janvier 2011
Champagny la vanoise (73)
www.gorzderette.free.fr


Val Cenis
January 28-30 2011
Val Cenis (73)
www.ffcam.fr


French Ice Climbing Championship

February 12-13 2011 
Champagny la Vanoise (73)

www.france-glace2011.fr

 


Switzerland


Kandersteg Ice Festival
7-9 January  2011
Kandersteg CH
www.ready2climb.com
 

Austria



Kaunertaler Ice Huangart

January 23 2011
Feisten AT
www.tirol.at

Glace-glisse

February 18-20 2011
Salzburg AT

www.glace-glisse.com

Eis Total
January 14-16 2011
Malta Kärnten AT
www.eis-total.at

 

Norway


Rjukan Ice Festival
26-27 February 2011
www.rjukanicefestival.com

 

Italy


Festa del Ghiaccio
February 12-13 2011
Pontechianale CN
www.festadelghiaccio.it

 

North America

Bozeman Ice Festival December 9-12, 2010 Bozeman, MT
Sandstone Ice Festival December 10-13, 2010 Sandstone, MN
The Pit Festival January 15-16, 2011 De Pere, WI
Ouray Ice Fest January 6-9, 2011 Ouray, CO
Adirondack International Mountain Fest January 14-16, 2011 Keene Valley, NY
Catskill Ice Festival January 21-24, 2011 New Paltz, NY
Alpinist / Smuggs Ice Bash January 28-30, 2011 Smugglers Notch, VT
Michigan Ice Fest February 4-5, 2011 Munising, MI
Mt. Washington Valley Ice Festival February 4-6, 2011 North Conway, NH
The Knuckle Basher Ice Fest February 11-13, 2011 Canmore, Alberta, CA
Winterfest February 19-21, 2011 Redstone, CO
Nordegg Tri-Ice-A-Thon, Nordegg February 25-27, 2011Alberta, CA

More information : north america ice climbing events



 

Ice Climbing World Cup


UIAA World Cup Ice Climbing - Korea
08 - 09 January 2011. Lead and Speed, Chongsong, Korea

www.iceclimbing.kr

UIAA World Cup Ice Climbing - Switzerland
22 - 23 January. Lead and Speed, Saas Fee, Switzerland
www.iceclimbingworldcup.ch


UIAA Ice Climbing World Championship - Romania
05 - 06 February. Lead and Speed Busteni, Romania
www.iwcbusteni.ro

UIAA World Cup Ice Climbing - Russia

06 - 08 March. Lead and Speed Kirov, Russia

www.iceclimbcupkirov.blogspot.com


UIAA Ice Climbing World Championship - Russia

06 - 08 March Speed, Kirov, Russia

www.iceclimbcupkirov.blogspot.com

 

Ice condition info sites :
 

Spain :
www.infohielo.com


France :
www.ice-fall.com
www.camptocamp.org
www.co-errances.com
www.ohm-chamonix.com
www.alpes-sud.net
www.reves-ephemeres.fr
www.glacemaurienne.e-monsite.com
www.montagneinfo.net

 

Switzerland :
www.icyways.ch


Austria :
www.bergsteigen.at


Slovenia :
www.ad-pecjak.si


Italy :

www.planetmountain.com
www.up-climbing.com
 

UK
www.ukclimbing.com

USA/Canada :
www.mountainproject.com
www.neice.com
www.gravsports-ice.com
www.cascadeclimbers.com
www.escaladequebec.com
www.coldthistle.blogspot.com
www.alaskaiceclimbing.com
www.sierramtnguides.com
www.justgetout.net
www.ourayiceclimbing.blogspot.com
www.ourayicepark.com