Located in Italy (Aosta Valley), 1h30 by car from Chamonix, Cogne is a world famous site for the icefall climbing, offering beautiful lines of all difficulties in an environment which is easily accessible and wild.
We designed this course specifically for those who wish to discover the exhilarating and fast-growing sport of ice climbing – no previous experience is required. This course aims to teach you all the basics necessary to practice ice climbing: proper climbing technique using technical ice axes and crampons, handling rope systems, understanding ice protection, selection of clothing and preparing your pack for the day. You will climb top rope in both, single pitch and multi pitch environment under the guidance of our UIAGM Mountain Guide.
This 3 day ice climbing course is set in Lillaz, a picturesque village at the end of the stunning Cogne valley in Italy. You will stay in a comfortable hotel where you will enjoy delicious Italian cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Don’t miss out on the hot chocolate - a drink which has entirely new meaning in Italy!
If you have more than 3 days to spare then we recommend doing our Cogne Ice Climbing camp - Level 1 for a more in-depth experience.