Ice Falls in the Briançonnaise
Five full days of climbing on the most beautiful ice falls in the western Alps.
A journey through the immense valleys of the Briaconnaise, a mythical location of world waterfalls and home to important ice climbing meeting.


  • 1st Day
    Meeting point in Briançon in the front of the Tourism Office, transfer to Ceillac to face up the first ice fall of the week: “le forme du Chaos”.
  • 2nd-5th Days
    Various climbs between the valleys of Fressinieres and Fournel depending on the level of the group
  • 6th Day
    Half day of ice falls and return to Italy in the early afternoon.

Technical requirements
There are no meaningful technical difficulties, but a good training in mountain walking and a good climbing technique on the cliff are required. Some experience of climbing on ice is advisable.
The program can be modified or interrupted by the mountain guide due to the insufficient technical level of the participants or for meteorological reasons.


  • Harness
  • Pair of ice fall axes
  • Ice fall crampons
  • High mountain boots
  • A pair of locking carabiners and a descender
  • Ski mountaineering or freeride equipment (skis, boots, LVS, shovel, probe)
Possibility to rent or, depending on availability, the material can be provided by the organization: harness and crampons.


  • Sunglasses for high mountain / glacier
  • Cap
  • Buff – Foulard
  • 2 pairs of high mountain gloves
  • Breathable T-shirt
  • Fiber turtleneck sweater
  • Windstopper or fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket (ex: Gore-tex, pac-lite, conduit…)
  • Mountain pants in schoeller
  • Mountain socks
  • Gaiters

Inside the backpack [30/40 lt maximum]:

  • One fiber T-shirt
  • Thermal pants
  • A pair of mountain socks
  • Ski mask
  • Extra light gloves
  • A headlamp with new batteries
  • Personal pharmacy kit (compeed patch, aspirin, high protection sunscreen, ...)
  • Waterproof overpants (ex: Gore-tex, pac lite, conduit, k-way)
  • Camera
  • 1 lt bottle or Thermos
  • Paper towels
Obviously small suitcase with a spare to stay in the city and the necessary for personal hygiene.

Alpine guide's support, common use material.
If the minimum number of participants will be not reached, the shares will be proportionally increased unless the event will be canceled.

NOT Included
Room and board in hut and expenses of the guide and everything not specified in the item "Included".
In case of modification of the itinerary due to causes external to the organization (adverse weather conditions, technical level of the participants, etc.) the unforeseen expenses will be debited to the participants.

Useful informations

For registration or information:
Phone: +39 3477661126