Basic mountaineering course in Adamello Glacier

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Mount Adamello, Lombardy
From: $106,00
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1-5 Days



Group Size

6 people


English, Italian

About this activity

Basic mountaineering course in Adamello Glacier

The basic mountaineering course in Adamello Glacier is the ideal solution for those who want to learn the fundamental techniques for tackling the mountains at high altitudes and the 3000 and 4000 meters of the Alps, or for those who, already frequenting the mountains, want to deepen their techniques and knowledge with an IFMGA Guide.

In the wonderful setting of the Adamello Glacier, our basic mountaineering course will take you to a level of knowledge that will allow you to tackle your favorite peaks and your next goals.

Our Guides will help you learn the main techniques and master knots, rope management, logistics and strategy to fully enjoy your mountaineering outings.

During the course you will have the opportunity to make real alpine ascents and to reach peaks, crossing glaciers, technical slopes and rocky ridges.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to get your personalized plan.


  • Location: Ponte di Legno, Lombardy
  • Ratio: 1:6, max 6 persons per guide
  • Available during: from May to October
  • Ponte di Legno: perfect mountaineering location
  • Our IFMGA Guides will take care of every detail
  • Fun and friendly approach
  • Tailor made courses and trips according to your level and needs


In Horizon Adventures we are specialised in organizing private trips and tailor made courses . 

In the basic mountaineering course in Adamello we prefer to work with small groups, in order to guarantee the maximum professionalism and excellent management of our students/mountaineers.

The periods can be chosen within the indicated time frame, without constraints, from a minimum of 1 to 5 days (but we can also organize more days!).

There will be lessons in the field, daily tours and the possibility of sleeping in a real Refuge, savoring the typical hospitality of the Italian Alpine Refuges.

The program will be decided according to the weather conditions, the safety of the glacier and the ability of the group.


No special mountaineering skills are required. We only ask for a little training and good physical shape, the ability to face 1000 meters in altitude a day and manage 6-7 hour days in the environment and above all a great desire to learn and get involved.

Availability and Prices

Our activities can be booked at any time during the indicated period, by calling us in advance to check the availability of our Guides and to be able to book the Refuges needed for the course. Here are the prices reserved for you:

  • 1 pax: €350 per day
  • 2 pax: €200 per person per day
  • 3 pax: €160 per person per day
  • 4 pax: €130 per person per day
  • 5 pax: €110 per person per day
  • 6 pax: €100 per person per day


We have an example of 5 days activity package in the Itinerary section.


  • Services of IFMGA Mountain Guide
  • Liability insurance
  • Group gear and Spare equipment
  • Transport, tolls and petrol to the meeting point
  • Cable car to if needed also for the Guide
  • Overnight in mountain hut also for the Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Mountaineering equipment (see the list in FAQs section)
  • Any other expenses

Optional Extras

  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Mountaineering equipment


Before we head to the mountains, we need to go though a series of routine exercises. According to your experience, this could take from a few hours to a couple of days. These are the topics: basic climbing technique, rope work, knots, basic mountaineering equipment, belaying and abseiling, crampon technique, ice axe arrest, crevasse rescue.

This itinerary has it all for mountaineering training: Via Ferrata, rocky and snowy ridges, glaciers, crevasses, hospitable comfortable huts, awesome views, high altitude environment. Compared to the Guided trip version, you will be guiding! Each day, together with you Guide, you will plan the itinerary on the map, choose the best route, decide what equipment to use and how, learn how to safely glacier travel and navigate in case of bad weather. All under the watchful eye of your Guide. A total full immersion experience.

Frequently asked questions

  • Technical equipment (these items can be rented): harness, helmet, ice axe, crampons, mountaineering boots, Via Ferrata set.
  • Personal equipment: 30 litre backpack, 1 litre thermos, provisions (energy bars, chocolate, dried fruit, sandwiches), first aid kit, sun glasses (protection factor 3 or 4), goggles, gore-tex jacket and overpants, windstopper vest, gaiters, mountain pants, fleece jacket, breathable base layers, lightweight gloves, thick gloves, warm hat, bandana, sun screen factor 50.
  • For the huts: sleeping bag liner, change of socks, headtorch and spare batteries, mountaineering club membership, toothbrush & toothpaste, small towel, wipes.

No special mountaineering skills are required. We only ask for a little training and good physical shape, the ability to face 1000 meters in altitude a day and manage 6-7 hour days in the environment and above all a great desire to learn and get involved.

Activity's Location

Mount Adamello, Lombardy
From: $106,00


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