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In the valley of Champagny le Haut (1500m), the natural waterfall freezes due to the very cold conditions; It´s the favorite "playground" of climbers from December to March. In this favourable context was born the ICE TOWER, artificial structure for ice climbing, unique in Europe.

Specifications

      Height: 24m

  • Metallic vertical structure.
  • Several routes with various angles offer multiple reliefs and difficulties, for beginners as well as experienced climbers or for competition.
  • The ice is created by water spraying : shaping and maintenance are easy due to the ideal site conditions, low sunlight and very low temperatures.

practical information

  • HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO CLIMB ON THE ICE TOWER ? Different possibilities to climb: initiation, self-sufficient climbers session, etc.
    Your level
  • WHEN CAN YOU CLIMB ON THE ICE TOWER ? Different sessions (initiation, French Alpine Club, etc.) , The weather and ice conditions., events,... To be sure that the tower is open, contact the tourist Office or consult the schedule

  • PRICES TO CLIMB ON THE ICE TOWER Beginners for initiation, self-sufficient climbers, members of the French Alpine Club,... there´s a price for each climber !

    SELF-SUFFICIENT CLIMBERS:

    Day             

    Adult        

    Junior

    10,50 €

    6 €

    Week

    Adult

    Junior

    29,50 €

    13,50 €

    Season

    Adult

    Junior

    69 €

    35 €

    MEMBERS OF FRENCH ALPINE CLUB:

    Season

    Adult    

    Junior

    35 €
    Single session   

    Adult        

    Junior

    10.50 €

    INITIATION :

    2 hours   

    Adult      

    Junior

    45 €
  • REGULATION OF THE ICE TOWER For the safety of everybody (climbers, spectators, etc.), specific regulations has to be respected. Think about consulting it before your session.
    Regulation

    MORE INFORMATION: TOURIST OFFICE - Tel. 00 33 (4) 79 55 06 55

  • SEE THE ICE TOWER WITH THE WEBCAM

more information

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  • EQUIPMENT to test at the tower with our partners: PETZL: hemlets, harness, crampons and ice axes... THE NORTH FACE: shoes

    You can test this equipment during the initiation sessions with the guide and during "CAF" (French Alpine Club) sessions.

  • ICE CLIMBING,TO GO FURTHER... Natural ice waterfalls can form in the valley of Champagny le Haut : some climbing routes accessible depending on climatic conditions.
  • INITIATION, advanced training, training courses and seminaries, management

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Ice climbing initiation
Ice climbing initiation

You are a biginner and you want to be trained : High mountain guides propose you initiation or improving session. Equipment included during those sessions: Shoes, Crampons, Harness, Ice Axes and Helmet.

Champagny en Vanoise

From 24/12 to 15/03, every Tuesday...

TARIFS

climbing nutural waterfall
climbing nutural waterfall

You are already experienced and want to try to climb a natural waterfall - Damien offers an outing in engagement on the day. Equipment included during those sessions: Shoes, Crampons, Harness, Ice Axes and Helmet.

Champagny en Vanoise

From 20/12 to 23/03, daily.

TARIFS

self-sufficient climbers
self-sufficient climbers

Access to independent climbers to practice ice climbing and dry-tooling. The ice tower is an artificial structure suitable for all levels:

Champagny en Vanoise
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