NOT ONLY SKIING
between snow and ice
Ice climbing is an activity with a strong adrenaline rush and must necessarily be accompanied with prudence, attention and a technical knowledge that varies from climbing, precisely because the activity takes place on ice walls with the help of crampons, picks, ice screws and other mountaineering equipment.
For this reason, it is not an activity suitable for everyone and, before attempting to ice climb, it is always best to talk with the Alpine guides, who not only organize this activity, but can provide you with technical information and data about the condition of the ice.
The best ice climbing we suggest in Val di Pejo is:
Salto dei Cembri Waterfall
There are 8 waterfalls in Val de la Mare in Val di Pejo, all moderately difficult and all easy to spot and reach from the road that leads to Malga Mare. Salto dei Cembri Waterfall offers the most exciting 100-meter climb with another, fairly difficult, pitch leading to the exit.
If you like nature adventures, wildlife watching in Stelvio National Park in Val di Pejo will be an unforgettable experience.
You might see the forest animals in their natural habitat and spot stag deer, birds, squirrels, groundhogs, hares, roe deer, badgers, foxes and, with a bit of luck, even bears.
Accompanying you on this adventure will be a woodland expert who knows the habits of the local fauna and will, therefore, take you to the places where animals are most likely to be spotted. Your guide will share secrets with you about the animals and plants that populate our forests and he will guide you safely through the untamed mountain environment.
Here, time takes on a new dimension with the only indicators being the snapping of branches, the rustle of leaves and larch needles underfoot, and the trees stirring in the breeze. The slightest noise or movement glimpsed through the fronds brings with it the expectant thrill of sighting some wild animal or another. Once an animal is spotted, time will stand still and become one long moment of amazed observation. Then, satisfied and with a happy heart, your excursion will come to an end with a pause in a mountain hut for a typical local cake.
And in the winter?
Some animals will be hibernating, but those that don’t, such as squirrels, hares, roe and stag deer, and birds, tend to be much more stable deep in the woods and the prints they leave in the snow will guide you to them. You will be able to watch them and observe their behavior in the muffled, and at times, surreal silence of the snowy mountains. Your guide will teach you how to move about while respecting the animals and your surroundings; all you have to do is follow your guide’s advice and enjoy the sight.