Italy·December - March
COGNE ICE TOUR: ICE CLIMBING IN NORTHERN ITALY
Experience the Thrill of Ice Climbing in the Wild Beauty of Cogne Valley.VIEW DATES
Embark on an exhilarating ice climbing adventure in the stunning Cogne Valley. Our certified mountain guides ensure your safety and provide expert guidance. Join a group of like-minded climbers, regardless of your experience level. No prior ice climbing knowledge needed.
Cogne Valley, a Mecca for ice climbers, offers breathtaking frozen waterfalls and a rich climbing history. Immerse yourself in this wild, natural wonderland
No previous ice climbing experience required. Our expert guides will teach you the ropes, making this trip perfect for beginners with a passion for adventure.
Mapo Tapo's Aggregation Benefits
Maximize your adventure and minimize costs by joining a group tailored to your climbing level. Share the thrill with fellow climbers who match your skillset.
Meeting and Preparation
Meet in Cogne at 8:30 am. We'll assess abilities and ice conditions to choose the best waterfalls. Before leaving, your Guide will inspect your climbing gear. Morning dedicated to refreshing ice climbing skills and safety tips.
Ice Climbing in Cogne Valley
Explore the stunning icefalls of Cogne Valley in Valeille or Valnontey. We will select the itinerary based on the group's skills and the ice conditions and spend the day practicing various ice-climbing techniques, building your climbing confidence on frozen waterfalls. End the day with a snack featuring local products
Concluding the Adventure
Continue the ice climbing adventure in Valeille or Valnontey. Conclude the trip with a delightful snack showcasing the valley's specialties
The programme is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, activities level and endurance of the group.
Nestled amidst the rugged peaks of the Italian Alps, Cogne Valley stands as a testament to nature's raw and untamed beauty.
This hidden gem, tucked away in the heart of the Aosta Valley, has earned its reputation as a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, particularly those with a passion for ice climbing.
As the sport of ice climbing gained popularity in the mid-20th century, Cogne Valley emerged as a focal point for climbers worldwide. Pioneers of the sport were drawn to the valley's challenging routes, where they forged new paths up the frozen faces that loomed overhead. Their audacious exploits and unwavering determination transformed Cogne Valley into a mecca for ice climbers, a reputation that still endures.
Today, Cogne Valley boasts a rich tapestry of climbing routes, each with its character and level of challenge. From the iconic cascades of Valeille and Valnontey to the hidden gems tucked away in remote corners of the valley, there is a route for every climber, regardless of skill level. Novices find welcoming terrain to learn and grow, while seasoned veterans discover new heights to conquer.
The bond between Cogne Valley and the history of ice climbing is palpable in every frozen crag and snow-laden crevice. It is a place where the echoes of past triumphs reverberate through the ages, where today's climbers follow in the footsteps of those who came before. As the sun sets behind the peaks, casting a warm, golden glow on the icy walls, one can't help but feel a profound sense of connection to the spirit of adventure that has defined this remarkable valley for generations.
In Cogne Valley, the legacy of ice climbing lives on, inviting climbers worldwide to embrace the challenge, forge their own stories, and become part of the enduring history that is etched into these frozen cliffs. It is a place where nature and human endeavor converge, where the boundaries between the possible and the extraordinary blur, leaving an indelible mark on the souls of those who dare to ascend.
Climbing gear (on previous request)
What's Not Included
Food and drinks
Everything not specified in the paragraph “What is included”
No minimum climbing level is required, as your Guide is a certified Mountain guide. The only thing needed is an adventurous attitude and thirst for exploration! The routes will be selected depending on ice conditions, the level, and the group's preferences. The best thing about climbing with the locals is that you can decide last minute, depending on the weather and wind conditions, to always get the best out of the day!
Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. We can for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Ice climbing is a risk sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge not to go outdoor alone.
What fitness level must I have to join this trip?
No specific fitness level is required. Our trips cater to climbers of all abilities, including beginners. Our certified guides ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.
Is the flight included?
Flights are not included in the package. Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to the meeting point in Cogne.
Is the accommodation included?
No, accommodation is not included in the package. However, we can provide recommendations for nearby lodging options.
How do I get to the meeting point?
The meeting point is in Cogne. Detailed directions will be provided upon booking confirmation.
What is the maximum number of people who can join this trip?
To ensure personalized attention and a close-knit experience, our trips accommodate a maximum of 4 participants.
Do you recommend bringing any extra gear?
Yes, we advise packing very warm clothes and a thermos. Anything that helps you combat the cold will be beneficial. You'll find that you warm up quickly once you start climbing.
Why is it important to have a certified guide with you during the activities?
Certified guides play a crucial role in ensuring your safety during outdoor activities. Their expertise and decision-making are essential in managing risks associated with climbing and navigating unpredictable environments.
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