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2-day Ice climbing in Varaita Valley

Varaita Valley
Varaita Valley
Varaita Valley

Discover the Italian icefalls and improve your climbing skills on this 2-day trip in the Varaita Valley led by Matteo, a local IFMGA mountain guide.

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2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




I invite you to join me on this 2-day climbing trip and improve your climbing skills while you admire the most incredible waterfalls of the Varaita Valley, located in the Italian province of Cuneo, in the Piedmont region. The characteristic ice walls of this valley will allow you to enjoy a perfect ice climbing experience.

This trip will take two days. On the first one, we’ll hike up the Martinet, a spectacular ice wall. During this activity, you will learn the basic ice climbing techniques. In addition, you will have the opportunity to admire a beautiful frozen waterfall in Chianale, a little village in Cuneo located in the border between Italy and France.

On the second day, we will ascend the Bonvin Couloir, one of the most astonishing icefalls in the Varaita Valley. Keep in mind that I can provide you with the necessary technical equipment, except ice boots.

If you want to be part of this ice climbing learning adventure you should have a good physical condition and some prior mountaineering experience.

So send your request to book now! I will be happy to guide you on this fantastic ice climbing trip in the Varaita Valley.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Accommodation not included

About the guide

I live in the mountain for 300 days every year, I'm expecialized in trip around the world from Jordan (Wady rum for climbing) to Himalaya summit, during the summer I usually to work in the Alps (Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa) but during the autumn is a must to fly in Kalymnos to climbing.

I'm a guide from 2006 and from 2008 I work in Italy in mountain rescue Helicopter and I specialized in avalanche explosive working-from 2015, I become a teacher of italian mountain guide.


Italian | English




Piemonte, Italy

What people are saying about Matteo Canova



July, 2019

3 days for beginners, 2 days for more experimented .. and depending on the logging, difficulty increases ... should be more visible .. Booking was made personally but not by the organization team Pros: - Andreas’s skill as a guide, impressive - knowledge of the mountain - calm and patience Cons : - preparation required from Tete Rousse vs Goûter .. better information needed - extra costs related to the summit .. food, lift, trains , ....

Maz Macys


July, 2018

We were very satisfied with the whole experience. Our guide Matteo was very experienced and taught us a lot during the short trip. He looked after us and made sure that we felt secure even on the most dangerous stages of the ascent and descent. I cannot express enough how happy we were with Matteo's support and guidance. He was very professional during the whole trip and also very jovial and kept us a good company. His knowledge of the mountains and mountaineering is exceptional and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone wishing to climb in the Alps.

Vladimir Kamotski


June, 2018

We were a bit unlucky with the weather, so we didn't summit. But given the conditions, I think we did the best we could, we've scaled some smaller peaks and practiced our spline skills. Matteo is great guide, highly recommend.



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