2-day Ice climbing in 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.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


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 per person

Group of 2
247 USD

Group of 3
225 USD

Group of 4
191 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
 Accommodation not included


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required

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.

FROM 191 USD per person


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