The side valleys of Cogne, along with Kandersteg, are certainly one of the best-known and most visited ice climbing spots among European ice climbers. Decisive for the high interest is for sure the high number of various long and difficult icefalls, which are characterised by sometimes a little long, but comfortable accesses in a pleasantly natural ambience. In good years, the high altitude of Cogne (over 1500m) and the even higher side valleys of Valnontey and Valeille allow the first climbable ice lines already at the end of November.
end of November - mid March
whereas beginning of December to mid February is for sure the best time
degree of difficulty
3 days or more
€ 1.200,00 for 1:1
€ 720,00 for 1:2 price list
Once arrived in Cogne, you will be offered an individually tailored programme. Depending on climbing skills, fitness level, weather, avalanche and ice conditions, the iceGuides will guide you over a suitable icefall!
Call us or write an e-mail, we are happy to advise you and put together a suitable programme!
The icefalls around Cogne are located in the Valnontey and Valveny side valleys, which can then be reached conveniently in just a few minutes. Thus, an accomodation in Cogne is the best base to start the tours from there.
Accommodation and food are not included in the price. In this region, accommodation is available in every price category. We recommend to book the accommodation early enough as especially in the high season (Christmas, February - March), places can be fully booked quickly.
Here are some addresses:
Technical material is included in the price.
Since we do not climb constantly, there can be "standing times" in cold temperatures, so make sure to bring along enough warm clothes - one cools down quite quickly!
We recommend you bring light clothing of varying thickness to achieve an "onion system" for greater comfort. Cotton is not suitable as it quickly becomes cold upon getting wet. Skiing apparel, however, works well. Our recommendation: warm merino underwear and a fast warming down jacket.
If you want to take your own technical material with you: (otherwise rental equipment included in the price)
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Registration in advance is required for this course. You can call our office or register by e-mail.
All participants must read and sign our general terms and conditions.