Recreational Ice climbing, Ascending Ice Formations, Winter Mountaineering

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Ice Climbing

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Ice climbing is a recreational activity whereby the climber attempts to ascend certain ice formations such as frozen waterfalls. While ice climbing can be considered to be a somewhat broad category, the only true form is vertical ice climbing. A person about to attempt a vertical ice climb usually makes use of specialized ice climbing […]

Trekking

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If you’re the sort of person that enjoys hiking or trekking through the countryside and enjoying the wonders of nature at your leisure, you should definitely give a thought to trying your hand at ski trekking. Ski trekking is also sometimes called ski touring, ski mountaineering and alpine touring and it is basically a form […]

Macugnaga

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Macugnaga Monte Rosa, situated at the foot of the eastern face of the spectacular Monte Rosa Mountains in Italy, is an ideal family vacation spot. Nestling in a natural snow bowl it is a picturesque ancient town full of charm with well managed ski areas and excellent facilities for beginners. Perhaps not as boisterous as […]

Unforgettable Ski Touring on the Haute Route

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Many skiing enthusiasts are always looking for a new challenge and new skiing adventures. One of the most famous skiing tours, which offers skiers beautiful slopes, testing terrain and major satisfaction on completion, is the Haute Route. Skiers can select a skiing route that will suit them, and then tackle the slopes from France to Switzerland on a skiing tour that lasts approximately seven days. Preparation is key when taking on the Haute Route, as many skiers only complete fifty percent of the route and have to come back again to try to make it to the end.

Equip Yourself with Snowshoes this Vacation

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Your winter vacation may involve snowshoeing or walking and hiking in the snow. The terrain that you will walk on depends on the vacation destination and your desire for adventure. People on their first winter vacation in the snow may find it more conveneient to rent snowshoes till they can find something suitable and comfortable. Tubbs, Sherpa, Atlas and ORS are leading manufacturers of snowshoes.