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Ice Climbing in Cogne: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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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. 

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FAQs: Ice Climbing in Cogne

What should I know about Ice Climbing 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.

Why should I choose Cogne for my Ice Climbing adventure?

Great for all levels - beginners to expert

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.

Exhilarating Alpine Experience

Imagine yourself slowly ascending a waterfall that has frozen in motion. You will feel amazed and inspired when you look at the icefall you have just conquered.

Climber’s paradise

With 150 different icefalls to choose from, endless adventure awaits in Cogne. Perfect for rock climbers looking to experience the thrill of climbing an icefall for the first time.

What can I expect from the weather during my Ice Climbing trip in Cogne?

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

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How many days should I allocate for my Cogne Ice Climbing experience?

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.

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Best time to climb

January or February

What people are saying about Ice Climbing | Cogne



Elis Martis was excellent and very positive guide. Great support for the begining climbers!


Amazing trip, great hotel and the food was unbelievable. The guiding was very thorough and professional and I took a lot away from it. Conditions weren't great but we definitely made the most of it





Cogne was a great experience! I'm a more advanced climber but for my girlfriend it was the first time one ice, and she loved it! Andrea is patient and knowledgeable, for sure one of the best guides I ever had. bonus point: After the climb we all went to a restaurant in town, food quality was top notch! If it's your first time in the region, I'll suggest you "polenta concia", which is your typical polenta with local cheese and onions!

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