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Cogne ice climbing course in 3 days, Italy


Join IFMGA certified guide Kyriakos Rossidis on an exciting 3-day ice climbing course in the stunning Cogne, Italy! All levels are welcome!



3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec




  • Learn ice climbing techniques from a pro, and put them to practice!
  • Climb stunning frozen waterfalls!
  • Explore the beautiful Cogne, in Italy!


Would you like to discover one of the best places for ice climbing in the world? Then join me on this fabulous 3-day ice climbing course in the Cogne Valley ice falls and I will show you great techniques and the best spots in the region to practice this exhilarating sport!

The Cogne Valley is located in the Gran Paradiso National Park in the Aosta Valley in Italy. In the winter, it is an ice climbing hot spot due to its stunning frozen falls. On this 3-day program, we will get the chance to explore some of the best places for ice climbing in the Cogne Valley.

I will adapt the itinerary to suit your needs and level. Therefore, you are welcome to join regardless of your prior experience as long as you have a basic fitness level. The course will be for no more than 2-people at a time, which means it will be highly personalized. Consequently, it can be adapted for both beginners and advanced climbers.

So, are you ready to spend 3-days out on the ice? Then book your place now and join me on this exciting Cogne ice climbing course in Italy!

I can also guide you on a tailored ski touring program in Chamonix-Mont Blanc!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip


Meeting point

Cogne, Italy

Equipment you will need to bring


Ice axe




Belay device

Watter bottle

About the guide

I am an IFMGA mountain guide living in Cyprus. I have a passion for exploring the mountains since I was child. Kyperounda, the town where I was born and raised, was my first playground, the place where I started practising different outdoor activities.

First I learnt skiing. Then, I started training and taking part in races and competitions, traveling extensively in Europe. As I am very curious, I kept trying all kinds of sports until I discovered climbing and all its exciting possibilities.

I also developed both my academic and my practical skills in the university, where I studied Outdoor Studies and Sport Science. During that time, I obtained qualifications as a Mountain Leader and a Climber.

Teaching other people is one of the things I like the most. I find a deep joy in helping others to enjoy the mountains as much as I do.

The experience of all these years as well as my technical skills, have taken me closer to my goal: becoming an IFMGA mountain guide.


Greek | English



What people are saying about Kyriakos Rossidis

Ally Furbay


March, 2023

We were expecting to be taken somewhere that we could not have gone ourselves. One of the members of our group was a very experienced skier and we did not need to pay to have a guide take us to ski somewhere we could have skied on our own without paying.

Danny Muehlschlegel


February, 2023

We had an amazing day skiing the Vallée Blanche. Kyriakos was very patient with my 14 year old son, especially in the first treacherous crampon section. He kept us at a comfortable pace with frequent breaks and picture opportunities. The pics and videos he took were also great.


February, 2023

Kyriakos was an excellent guide for our descent of Vallee Blanche! He was accommodating toward what we were looking for in our tour. He was very knowledgeable about the surrounding alps area and enthusiastically shared that knowledge. He quickly assessed our abilities and let us go at an appropriate pace. I would recommend Kyriakos for any trip in the area.

Samuli Vallin


February, 2023

A great experience! My guide was a humble PROFESSIONAL! All and all nice guy, kept me safe, explained everything well on what we were going to do where to go on the route. Had a great time even tho it was a bit over my "level". I would recommend using this company and your guide. 5/5.

Michael Sage


February, 2023

Really great guide, friendly and helpful. Gave us some great tips and went on some super runs. His English was superb as well. Would recommend him again

Eyal Schapira


January, 2023

We enjoy the 2 day very very much . ‏Kyriakos is very professional , experience , high training skills and great attitude . We recommend on ‏Kyriakos and will look forward for next time. Thanks, Eyal

Sanjeev Sharma


January, 2023

Unfortunately there was no snow so we did not go to Vallée Blanche. We just did off-piste at Les grands Montets. Was good but not worth the money. Conditions were bad, but there was very poor communication. I think the trip should have been cancelled by the company. Was not really a back country experience we had hoped for. Not sure I would use this company again. The guide was able to give us the best skiing despite the conditions.

Pawel Surowiec


January, 2023

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Ksenia Cherepnina


January, 2023

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Rick Kennedy


December, 2022

Kyriakos was awesome. 5 stars. Highly recommend.

Adrian Peck


August, 2022

We had a fantastic 5 days mountaineering with Kyriakos, despite Gouter Refuge being shut and the Glaciers around Mont Blanc being generally unsafe. The ascent of Gran Paradiso is something I’ll remember for a very long time. A massive thank you to Kyriakos for everything that you taught us.

Mark Caslin


August, 2022

Highly recommended. Very successful trip over Leinzspitze and Nadelhorn. A very challenging climb made possible by the excellence of our two guides.

Niklas Jensen


July, 2022

I had the pleasure to do the Arête des Cosmique climb with Kyriakos this summer. His is kind, easy to be around, and has a professional mindset. Due to this the climbing experience exceeded all expectations. When I am climbing in Europe in the future, it will definitely be with Kyriakos.

Edward Koenig


July, 2022

The trip rating is actually for summiting Gran Paradiso rather than Mont Blanc. Unfortunately the conditions for Mont Blanc were very poor with all the thawing of the permafrost enabling many rock slides. Explore-Share receives a 4 as the instructions for wiring funds were consistently incomplete. The address for Explore-Share that is on file with the bank is required not just the address of the bank.



July, 2022

Kyriakos was the best guide that we could asked for and more. Very professional and skilled in any aspect of mountaineering and climbing. We learned from him a lot , spend together 5 amazing days full of action.


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