This year has been a fantastic year for ice climbing in southern Sweden.? We have not seen conditions like this for more than 10 years. Skåne is not really a big ice climbing destination, but when conditions are good it’s great to go ice climbing on day trips from Copenhagen. Usually we go to Norway or the Alps, but that is hardly a day-trip thing.

Some of the best ice in Skåne can be found around the town Båstad. There is a nice seaside attraction at the cliffs of Hovs Hallar

Morten Johansen climbing Hovsfossen WI4 at Hovs Hallar Skåne

Morten Johansen climbing 'Hovsfossen' WI4 at Hovs Hallar Skåne

Closer to Båstad there is an old quarry with some really good climbs that rarely forms. But this year they are in perfect conditions. These climbs are not often done, so it feels like a big privilege to go climbing here.

Morten Johansen climbing Sidesporet WI4+

Morten Johansen climbing 'Sidesporet' WI4+

The main attraction is the wild and beautiful 27 meter high ‘Järnvägsfossen’ that comes in at WI6

The Skåne ice testpice Järnvägsfossen WI6

The Skåne ice testpiece 'Järnvägsfossen' WI6

More pictures in the Gallery

Winter in Denmark and southern Sweden is normally a grey slushy thing, so it’s really spectacular when we got a long spell of cold weather.? I do hope it will last for a while!