some people are paying for a day or two of compelling experience in a beautiful location. others are paying for the opportunity to start off on an entirely new journey that can lead to the most amazing places on earth.
with ice & alpine climbing you get what you pay for. these pursuits are not the place to cut corners, skimp on details or take short cuts. iceclimbingjapan is big on optimizing the density of the experience with 100% focus and attention to detail from the planning stage to the trip home.
ICE & ALPINE CLIMBING
dozens of options for if you’re coming from tokyo or skiing in nagano
1 day/1 or 2 people: ￥32,000ea
2 days/1 or 2 people: ￥27,500ea p/d
3 days or 3 or more people: ￥25,000ea p/d
Northern Honshu (Futakuchi keikoku)
between Tokyo and Hokkaido, the esteric location for mixed and ice
minimum 2 days ￥65,000ea
>3 days ￥26,500ea p/d
good access and onsen hotels, right in daisetsuzan.
minimum 2 days/1 or 2 people: ￥60,000ea
>3 days or 3 or more people: ￥27,500ea p/d
the unique experience, often talked about yet rarely realized.
￥62,500 per person
maximum 3 people
Mt Fuji + 1 day preparation session: ￥75,000 per person
Caldera icefall trips start from ￥110,000 per person.
Japans most accessible active volcano, Asama-yama is a unique winter climbing experience
￥45,000 per person
maximum 4 people
the wild west of ice climbing. altitude, remote, a genuine adventure into China open to climbers of any level.
minimum 5 days ￥200,000ea
extra days 1 person: 40,000ea p/d
2 – 4 people: ￥30,000ea p/d
5 or more people: ￥25,000ea p/d
alpine routes, big ice & lost kingdoms. 4 to 12 day trips into rarely visited areas for high-committment objectives
1 person: 33,000ea p/d
2 – 4 people: ￥27,000ea p/d
5 or more people: ￥22,000ea p/d
to include special wall gear (portaleges, hauling gear, aid gear)
1 or 2 people: + ￥15,000ea per day
>3 people: ￥7500ea per day
From 3 weeks in Sichuan to several months in remoter areas. The real deal, into places blank on the map
$1200 – $3500 per person/per week depending on region and specifics
SUMMER ROCK CLIMBING
multipitch, single pitch, sport, trad & aid. dirtbagging to mountain walls
3 – 5 days: ￥33,000ea per day
6 - 10 days: ￥27,000ea per day
Aid routes + ￥10,000 per group per day
logistics for pro teams, independant groups and guiding companies, does not include gear or travel costs,
dependant on location
ground logistics: ￥20,000 – ￥30,000 per person per day
planning, research and organization: ￥12,500 – 30,000 per day
resourcing & acquisition: + 15%
communications standby: ￥10,000 per return
spectacular 2, 3 & 4 day trips only a few hours from Tokyo in Yamanashi.
1 person: ￥37,500 per day
2 or more people: ￥29,000 per day each
the most incredible trip going – 3 days, remote island, active volcano, descend from the crater to the sea thru magma chutes, untouched ravines and a 100m waterfall.
prices on demand. this trip requires special arrangement.
training is done face-to-face and one-to-one or in small groups with a common objective. programs range from 3 days minimum to several weeks from a basecamp in-situ or across several locations
3 day minimum/maximum 3 people: ￥72,500
>3 days/>3 people: ￥22,000 per day/per person
training programs in China:
minimum 5 days/maximum 5 people: ￥250,000
>5 days: ￥25,000 per additional day
shaving costs, maximizing time and opening up another side of the wilderness experience.
up to 3 nights: ￥6,000 per person/per night
between 2 or more consecutive days ice climbing: ￥4,000 per person/per night
testing products, team events, photo shoots, research, rope access & rigging, private applications.
prices start from ￥50,000 per day
WHAT IS COVERED
all specialized gear
qualified and experienced instruction
all trip logistics
lunch for 1 introductory trips
specific winter camping equipment
WHAT IS NOT
day food & snacks
transport to the climbing area (except in Sounkyo)
evening and morning food
extra gear rental
can be made by cash, direct debit (furikomi) or bank transfer internationally or from within japan. sorry, no credit cards.
a non-refundable 25% deposit is required 21 days prior to secure a place. stand-by is accepted though not guaranteed – notification is given 3 days before trip dates. balance is payable at start of trip.
clients cancelling less than 3 days prior to a trips incurrs a 100% cancellation fee.
cancellations made by iceclimbingjapan due to conditions or special circumstances incurr full or partial refund.
all prices are in Japanese Yen at current exchange rates.