Ice climbing for beginners in Cascate di Lillaz, Cogne Valley

If you are new to ice climbing, Remy, an aspirant mountain guide and experienced mountaineer, will take you to the ideal place for you: the incredible Cascate di Lillaz icefall.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


The Cascate di Lillaz is a famous icefall of amazing beauty in the Cogne Valley, northern Italy. Most of this valley is included in the Gran Paradiso National Park. At the same time, it is part of the well known Aosta Valley.

I invite you to join me for one day of ice climbing in this beautiful icefall. Most important, you don’t need any previous experience! The Cascate di Lillaz is suitable for beginners as well as for climbers looking for easy or medium difficulty level ice waterfalls.

So, if you are new to ice climbing or you just want to put your skills in use, come and discover this amazing spot. Climbers who visit Cogne never miss a climb in the Cascate di Lillaz. They have become an undisputed attraction in the región.

The Cascate is also a very good “ice school” spot. So, if you have never tried ice climbing before, this is a great opportunity to finally venturing yourself into it! Besides, it’s easily reachable from the tiny village of Lillaz. It’s just a 15 minute walk.

Please note in order to join this ice climbing day, you should be in good physical shape. You should either train in the gym, or run (at least light running) or do regular trekking activities.

So contact me if you want to go ice climbing on the Cascate di Lillaz! I will be happy to guide you up there. We will spend a great time on this fantastic icefall.

Price per person

1 Person
393 USD

Group of 2
202 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


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
More info

GUIDE RATIO. For Ice School 1:5; For Full Climb:1:2 // Difficulty Level: D-/D (I/2,2+); D+/TD- (I/3+,4)// Minimum recommended age: 15. //EQUIPMENT: harness, helmet, crampons per icefall, 2 piolet-traction ice axes.


About the Guide


Born in Aosta in 1970, I am an aspirant mountain guide and a passionate climber. For me, the lightning strike came in while climbing Punta Tzan with some friends: from that day on, my whole life has been the mountains and practicing mountain sports and activities.
Among my most significant ascents are: Mattehorn, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Aiguille Verte, Monviso and Mont Maudit, among others. I will be happy to guide you around my home region!

FROM 202 USD per person


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