Ice climbing Cogne

Val di Cogne: Ice Climbing

  • Activity: Ice Climbing
  • Country: Italy
  • Level: AD (Little difficult)
  • Season: January, February, March
  • Max guests: 2
  • Transfer: 100€ / 100км

If you are interested in this option, please send me a message through the "Request" button. I will contact you, and we will discuss everything! You can read about my rates by following the link in the "Information" section.


Cogne - is a mecca for ice climbers. There are two main valleys: Valnontey and Lillaz. Each valley has more than 50 icefalls.

In fact, an ice cascade in the summer is just an ordinary stream, perhaps with waterfalls. In the winter, the water freezes and forms rivers of ice, which ice climbers have found to be an excellent challenge to climb.

The guide will help you choose interesting routes, and with him you will climb them. During the climb, the guide will teach you various ice climbing and mountaineering techniques, so you will definitely be satisfied. And of course, there will be plenty of opportunities for photos. Ice climbing is a winter sport, and you need to be prepared for low temperatures - warm clothing and a thermos with hot tea will save the day.

Including in price

  • Guide's fee
  • Group equipment/li>
  • Assistance with the refuge reservation
  • Accomodation and food in Chamonix for the guide

Not including in price

  • Personal equipment rentals
  • Accomodation and food in Chamonix for guest
  • Accomodation and food in refuges for guest
  • Accomodation and food in refuges for the guide
  • All transfers


  • Basics of ice climbing (depending of guest's technical level), climbing the ice-falls with accessable difficulty.
  • Departing from Chamonix early in the morning - transfer to Italy.
  • All the equipment you can rent, or guide will provide it to you.
  • In case of bad weather and conditions, it is possible to choose different dates or refund.

Approach route

From the parking lot, follow the trail up the canyon. Then, depending on the cascade, it can take up to 2 hours. There are cascades within a 10-minute walk from the parking lot.


Meeting point

Meeting point with the group is determined by the guide.

Ice climbing in Val di Cogne

We meet at the agreed location, the guide checks the equipment, and then we transfer to Italy.

Approaches, depending on the planned icefalls, range from 10 minutes to 2 hours. The guide provides necessary instructions and training. Ice climbing.

The descent is mostly along the same road, and return to Chamonix is in the evening.

Elevation gain of 200-400 m. Maximum of 2 hours hiking and 3-4 hours of ice climbing. Difficulty level of III-IV+

Possible changes

The guide can make changes to the program if required by weather conditions, the physical and psychological condition of the guests, up to its cancellation.