The Alps and the region of Valnontey give you the opportunity to conquer the best icefalls during the winter. Join one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
The winter is the perfect moment to dare ourselves to climb the stunning cascades in the Alps. They get frozen up and become amazing ice climbing venues.
The Aosta Valley and more precisely the region of Cogne – Valnontey, offers endless climbing routes with different grades and many multi-pitch climbs to enjoy. This time, I’d like to propose you two incredible routes to practice ice climbing in the Alps: the cascades of Repentance Super and the Di Fronte al Tradimento!
Repentance Super consists in 2 frozen gully sections. The first is quite challenging and demanding and the the second is a bit easier and nicer. This route can be started from several different points. Thanks to its bolts placed in both sides of the icefall you will enjoy a quick and safe abseil descent.
To reach this frozen waterfall we’ll have to follow the road leading to the campsite “Gran Paradiso” and the pedestrian path. Once we are in the Dell ‘Erfaulet Bridge on the opposite side, we’ll see the spectacular cascade. We then must cross that bridge and go beyond the marked trail. At its final point there is the Di Fronte al Tradimento waterfall. From the highest part of its big back we can abseil down the ice fall rope.
The approaching time will vary from 30 minutes to 2:30 hours depending on the chosen cascade. Our meeting point will be also arranged once you decide your climbing route. When we return, we’ll enjoy a break and celebrate our achievement by tasting a local meal.
Ice climbing in this waterfalls of the Alps can be enjoyed by anyone with some climbing skills and a little determination! If you’re one of those people don’t hesitate and contact me.
I can offer you many other itineraries in the Alps. Feel free to ask me for more 1-day options. It will be my pleasure to help you find the most suitable program for you!
- Guiding fee
20 Euros/per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet.
To be determined depending on the destination.
Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!
Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.
We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.
Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!
- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.
- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.
- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.
- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.
- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.
- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!
Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!
Let’s plan your next mountain project together!
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parfait adaptation de Peakshunter à la météo. programme initial (chamonix-Zermatt non réalisé (et donc non coté)
My friends and I truly enjoyed the la Vallée Blanche ski descente. We were guided by a competent and friendly guide, Marco Bernardini. There was a bit of confusion ahead of the trip as we had to fill a very extensive consent form. We would also have appreciated to get more information about the stair climb at the end of the descente prior to the trip. Luckily we carried our sport shoes so we did not have to walk up in our ski boots. We were also not made aware beforehand that we had to walk quite a long distance from the train to the bus station in Chamonix.
We had 3 fantastic days with Elis in the mountains. The snow condition was not great so we focused on touring, exploring beautiful areas in very diverse settings. Elis was very nice and creative, we are looking forward to our next trip with him! E-S team was as always of great support finding us the perfect guide for the group and supporting in a great way the organization of the trip.
The course and and the climbing exceeded my expectations. The guide (Paolo) made the experience informative, fun and absolutely safe. 10/10 I would do it again!
I was a bit unsure on using explore share because I was unfamiliar with the company and they act as a buffer between you and the guide provider. The experience with explore share was very good, they did exactly what was set out and I was put in touch with the guide provider after I paid the deposit. It would be nice if explore share provided some additional narrative or evidence that the guide you are booking with was legitimate and not a scam. I checked this out myself before booking however that was where the uncertainty came from. Overall great service and great experience. Would use again.
We had a great experience with Peakshunter. However, we agreed on a all inclusive tour through explore-share, but appearantly E-S made an offer without consulting the guides first. A couple of days before departure we were confronted with extra costs. We had no other option than to pay these extras, and Explore Share did not intervene. Next time we´ll organise everything with the guides directly, without the middle man...
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Amazing experience and incredible guide. Went with a friend of mine and had a great time. The views are amazing and it is awesome to ski one of the most famous descents in the world. I would recommend this experience to anyone.
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Gabrielle was a patient and very knowledgeable guide. He made the day very enjoyable
A truly excellent service and experience
Paolo was a fantastic guide! Even with conditions not favorable for the climbs I wished to do he came up with alternatives that were great. I highly recommend these guides
Very informative and hands on course. Plenty of opportunity to practice, take pictures of the rescue set up and learn the knots etc. Paolo was a very good guide and instructor
Everyone at explore share and peakshunter were great about putting a trip together for me. It was the end of the climbing season in the alps and I only had a few days but they all pitched in and figured out something I could do . They have great communication and the guide was awesome
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