Looking for alpine ice with easy short walk in’s and easy descents, Abbing is fine. Near to town and skiing would be an added bonus.
Kandersteg, Chamonix, Cogne, (Rjukan), La Grave are the ones that come to mind.
Not been but also Zinal and Arolla.
Thanks for your response, need to do more research now. Have been to Rjukan, Cogne and La Grave, will check out the others.
rive gauche in chamonix if the lifts are running this winter. you still need skis on to get there (no foot passengers on the gondola in winter) but its only about a 5 minute ski over to the absail point to start
As said above Ceillac is perfect but also you have Fournel, Freissinieres and Cervieres in driving distance - https://ice-climbing-ecrins.com/?lang=en should have bit more info on it.
Thanks Ecrincollective. Looks as though I have my 2022 winter trip destination.
This should give you an idea of the routes in the Tirol Austria.Topos photos are shown under Topography
Plenty more areas in the east as well. See the eiskletternfuhrer (guidebooks) on the alpinverlag website. I'd say about 75% of the routes have approaches under 30mins.
The current COVID situation in Austria may cause problems this winter though.
This Winter Conditions page gives a summary of what is being climbed at the moment, what is 'in' nick and what the prospects are...