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Ice Climbing in Cogne

Explore one of the top ice climbings spots in Europe!

Located in the Aosta Valley, in Italy, Cogne has become one of the Alps’ most famous ice climbing spots. Two small valleys — Valnontey and Lillaz — make up this white paradise, featuring more than 150 frozen waterfalls. There are ice climbing routes of all levels of difficulty, from beginner to advanced. Select one of our trips below and discover this incredible area! Explore-Share only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides. 

Top ice climbing trips | Cogne:


There are many reasons for choosing Ice Climbing in Cogne

The area offers great introductory climbs for those new to the sport, as well as routes sure to challenge even the most experienced of climbers.


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Best time to climb

January or February

What’s the weather like?

During ice climbing season, you can expect cold, freezing temperatures

How long should I stay?

As long as you’d like! If you’d like to combine your ice climbing experience with other outdoor adventures, Cogne is also a short drive from Chamonix, Courmayeur, and other great sites in the Aosta Valley

More info about Ice Climbing in Cogne:

Nestled in the beautiful Aosta Valley, Cogne lies in the heart of the Italian Alps. Along with the two smaller valleys of Valnontey and Lillaz, Cogne has become known as one of the top ice climbing spots in Europe due to the sheer number of frozen waterfalls in the area. This means that there are great climbing options for all levels. If you’re a new climber looking for your introduction into the sport, it’s a great place to take a beginning ice climbing course. Or, if you’re an expert looking to take your ice climbing skills to the next level, explore the toughest climbs in the area with a local guide


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