For the onset of the cold makes the proud waterfalls freeze and to become sparkling ice sculptures for several months – an El Dorado for all fans of ice climbing!
Thanks to the Maltatal Alpin pioneers, the Malta valley has become a true Mecca for ice climbers over the recent years, today attracting an international audience.
Top professionals such as Beat Kammerlander or Ines Papert test themselves on the most challenging routes. However, the “ice climbing gardens” in the Malta valley are the ideal playground for beginners or for adventure-seekers, who would simply like to experience something completely different during their holydays.
Yet the ice climbing garden in Heiligenblut in the foothills of the Grossglockner is also almost tailor-made to be your first vertical step on the ice!
Tip: "Ice Total" - THE cult ice climbing festival in the Malta valley!