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.
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!
To be determined upon completion of booking.
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 ;)
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
Explore Share is a really usefull website that has a great overview of reviewed guides for a (in our case) hiking/climbing trip. During the booking I got assigned an assistent for Explore Share that helped solve questions that I might have. Great customer service, and I will come back again.
Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
The whole experience was great! The customer service of explore-share was really good. I always got an answer very quick. I would absolutely recommend to use explore-share if you are looking for a great guide in a foreign country. 5 stars!
Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
Aditya Kumar Jha
Aug 2, 2021
Best platform for mountain sports services. Easy to use, great personalised service and support.
Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
Group of 1
|EUR 464 Each|
Group of 2
|EUR 258 Each|
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