8 hours
Duration
8/10
Physicality

This ice climbing tour is available from December to March.

Ice climbing in Slovakia is one of the most interesting sports. Especially when you climb the huge icicles.  This activity depends on the weather in the Tatra Mountains and Slovensky Raj. It means the weather conditions in winter are not always suitable for ice climbing.

Instructors and guides: your tour is always supervised by a certified local mountain guide who will bring the necessary equipment with him.

Locations: one of the most popular location for ice climbing is, as mentioned above, the Tatra Mountain. If conditions allow us, we will climb either Veverkov, Groszov or Dolyho Waterfall. Slovensky Raj also offers amazing waterfalls in a canyon called Suchá Belá.

Before we will go ice climbing together we have to check all the conditions (ice, temperature, weather forecast) and then we can go climbing. The ideal temperature for ice climbing is between -8C and +2C.

Long periods of warm weather can destabilize the ice. The ideal thickness of ice for ice climbing is the thickness of more than 1 m. Every winter is different and we can´t guarantee that taking the tour is going to be possible this winter. So please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you with information about the conditions for this tour.

Your equipment and clothing: make sure that you will wear enough layers to keep you warm. Bring appropriate boots /suitable for crampons system/, thick gloves, warm hat and of course something warm to drink, it could be either tea or Tatratea:)

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Poprad, Slovakia
DEPARTURE TIME Usually at 8:30 AM leaving from your hotel, it can also be later…
RETURN TIME Approximately 5 PM.
WEAR Comfortable outdoor clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Professional instructor Meals
Equipment Transportation
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch
Insurance

Additional information

LocationHigh Tatras, Slovakia
DestinationSlovakia
Age12+
MonthDecember, February, January, March
DatesDecember – March

Ice climbing day tour itinerary:

1

8:30 AM – 9 AM: Transfer to the location

Picking you up from your hotel, approx. 20min drive to the location plus we will use the funicular to save our time.
  • Don´t forget warm things, packed lunch, camera, waterproofs and a great mood:)
2

9 AM – 10 AM: Walk to the climbing area

Walk to the ice climbing location.
3

10 AM – 10.30 AM: Short equipment introduction

Now we will explain how the things /rope, carabines, screws, crampons and harness are used/.
4

10.30 PM – 3.30 PM: Ice climbing & Lunch

Ice climbing can start and you can test your skills now :). Eat your packed lunch while your friend is on the rope.
5

3.30 PM – 4 PM: Pack and leave

It´s time to pack the rope and go back to the hotel.
6

4 PM – 5 PM: Transfer back

Walk back down to the car and get the transfer back to your hotel..