Cogne Ice Climbing in the Aosta Valley

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Join Tom, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this fun, scenic and informative 1+ day Cogne ice climbing experience. Situated between the Aosta Valley and Gran Paradiso National Park, Cogne is home to some of the top ice climbing spots in all of Europe and boasts icefalls perfect for climbers of every level.

Alps

1 Day

Fit

All Levels


Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Cogne valley.
  • Tailor the perfect itinerary to suit your Cogne ice climbing wants and needs.
  • Make a single-day ascent or extend the trip to take on several icefalls.

Description

Sitting in between the immaculate Gran Paradiso National Park and gorgeous Aosta Valley, few things are better than heading out for a Cogne ice climbing expedition!

The picturesque side valley boasts some of the best ice climbing in all of the Italian Alps! In fact, the valley is widely considered to be home to some of the best ice climbing in all of Europe.

From basic icefalls – which are perfect for beginners to learn the tricks of the trade – to classic grade 4s and overhanging mixed routes, ice climbers of every level will find the perfect challenge in Cogne.

After meeting up at a pre-determined location, we will strike out into the valley and make a stunning hiking approach to our icefall of choice.

Once we get out onto the ice, we will make our way to the top, enjoying spectacular scenery and technical climbing challenges on the way up.

Depending on your preferences, this could be a one-day event or a weekend to week-long experience. It's up to you! Depending on weather conditions, there may also be available ice climbing options in Chamonix too.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this scenic and exciting 1+ day Cogne ice climbing experience in the Aosta Valley!

If you like the look of this trip, but wanted to do some skiing in the Alps instead then I think you may also enjoy my 1+ day steep skiing experience from Chamonix!

Details

Meeting point

To be determined upon completion of booking.

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Equipment you will need to bring

Helmet

Ice axe

Harness

Backpack

Crampons

Sunglasses

Belay device

Watter bottle


About the guide

I’m an Aspirant Guide and member of the British Mountain Guides (BMG) and I am currently working towards obtaining my IFMGA badge.
I was born in Arlington, Virginia, in the United States. Aged 11 I moved to Lewes, East Sussex with my family for a change of scenery. I began climbing on the major sandstone outcrops of Sussex aged 17, but only began to passionately pursue climbing while at university in Nottingham. My passion for climbing, adventure and the odd dose of suffering, led me to move to permanently to Chamonix in 2009.
In the UK I have climbed hundreds of routes up to E4 and Scottish VII.
I have also climbed around one hundred alpine routes, from PDs to EDs.
I first strapped on a pair of planks aged 13 on a school trip to Austria. Within two years, I had reached the rarefied level of Ecole du Ski Francais Deux Etoile, winning several prestigious ski school slalom competitions along the way. This provided a solid foundation upon which to build on, and since living full time in the Alps (fist Tignes, now Chamonix), I have spent an unhealthy amount of time on very steep snowy slopes. In addition to skiing extreme descents, I also very much enjoy lift served freeriding and exploratory backcountry tours.
Feel free to get in touch with me, I'll be happy to guide you and help you reaching your next 'mountain' project ;)


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 464 Each

Group of 2

EUR 258 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


For booking assistance

Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip.



 

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