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New ice venues

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 petre 19 Dec 2019

Afternoon 

I fancy an ice climbing trip early January and was looking for somewhere new. Been to Scotland, Rjukan, Cogne, Settesdal and La Grave. I am planning to take the camper van and make it a 3 weeks trip. Any good, reliable venues considered? 

In reply to petre:

I would suggest the Lyngen and Narvik areas of arctic Norway, but I think it would be a fairly epic drive from the UK and you would be legally obliged to have winter tyres fitted. Probably January is a bit early as well, although locals definitely climb in those areas all through the winter.

In reply to petre:

Keep an eye on https://conditions.ice-fall.com/ for the Ecrins

 DanielJ 19 Dec 2019
In reply to petre:

Head for mid(south) Norway, base yourself in the vicinity of Hemsedal. Little bit north you've got Laerdal, to the west Aurland and Gudvangen, to the east Vang/Valdres. All areas more or less in 1-3h driving time from Hemsedal. All aspects,grades, length you can think of. World class. 

You don't want the real north in January, almost no light and an extra 3000+ km of driving.

 beardy mike 19 Dec 2019
In reply to petre:

Plenty of stuff to do around Italy. I've written a guide to my neck of the woods in the Dolomites - it's on http://wildpettorina.com

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