For some it is the ultimate adrenaline kick, while for others it is all about being out and about in the mountains. Ice climbing is a thrilling activity in the Pitztal Valley that is not for the faint-hearted but can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels in the company of a trained guide.
The Pitztal Valley has no fewer than 45 routes of all difficulties, from the beginner-friendly climbing in the Eisklettergarten Taschachschlucht to the fearsome Havanna Route for experts. Further popular ice climbing spots are the "Hexenbesen" and the "Notwegfall".
Pack your crampons and ice pick and head out on a unique adventure. Benedikt Walser, a member of the family who runs the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, is a trained mountain guide and will be happy to give you tips on the best places to climb as well as to accompany beginners trying the sport for the first time.