/ europian ice destination.
any recommendations, would like a good mix of routes from easy single pitch (be a few novice in the group) to harder multi pitch, would also like some piste skiing & cross country/nordic skiing.
been looking at dolomites & cogne.
all advice wether good or plain insulting/ridiculing(as is ukc norm) will be greatly accepted.
ps, i`ll even throw in a speling mistake for the ukc pedants/grammar police for free.
plenty of skiing, single pitch and multi pitch (max about 3 pitches) at Alpe D'Huez.
good easy stuff for beginners and bigger lines for the competent. its high altitude, around 2100m so pretty reliable.
walk in is 15mins from the gondola (where the bar is also located), with skis you'll be there in 5mins and can ski back down the hill to town. happy days.
New guidebook out soon - http://www.climb-setesdal.com
Austria! Come on people France, Italy and Norway are not the only destinations. Some many routes! I almost never seen any other climbers. Great skiing on days of or touring. Climbing is fantastic. Yes you need a car but you would anyway whereever you go. Almost every valley has climbing. Pitztal, Otztal, Kannertal, Saltzburgerland: Bad Gastein, Grunsee, Tanklam to name a few. Very Alpine, easy to find B&B. I my view costs are reasonable for food and lodge but very good quality.
Austria and Southern Bavaria are laced with good ice with almost no one there to climb it
A pdf by guidebook-writer Geoff Hornby was available online some years ago - it listed a lot of the main icefalls, but there's been quite a lot more development since then. The new guidebook also covers the Aseral region to the west of Setesdal, and fills in a lot of the gaps in the old pdf guide.
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