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Special offer of 4-7 nights in September and October to discover the wonderful colours of the Valnontey Valley and the animals of the Grand Paradiso National Park
After an exalting day on the ice of the Cogne Valley, relax and enjoy the comfort of the Hotel La Barme...
A simple and real Christmass atmosfere, to live charming moments full of spontaneity like a tour on a horse-drawn sleigh, the traditional preparation of bread in the old oven of the village, the visit from Santa Claus for the smallest one or to be all ...
HOTEL LA BARME - COGNE Hotel La Barme - Cogne - Aosta Valley
New! From this winter you will find a free Test Center of ice climbing equipment  Cassin, Camp , Cober e   Blue Ice

The Valnontey valley offers unforgettable climbing in unspoilt scenery, where you can find the pure wilderness experience.
A taste of some icefalls:
1 - Thoule III/3 • 100M:
an accessible icefall close to the Hotel La Barme with a steep second pitch leading to an abseil descent. Approach 50 min • Alt. 1800M
2 - Valmiana II/3 • 120M:
a classic icefall winding its way through impressive rock scenery.
Approach 50 min • Alt. 1750M
3 - Sentiero dei Troll III/3 • 350M:
a great route which is long and with an interesting succession of ice steps.
Approach 1H • Alt. 1750M
4 - Erfaulet III/4 • 220M:
a splendid route deep in a river gorge, but just be careful after fresh snow fall, as it can sometimes avalanche.
Approach 1h30 • Alt. 1900M
5 - Patri II/4 • 250M:
a great long route which is the classic of the valley with several different finishes up to 5+. The classic ascent is both on the left and right, while the central pillar which rarely forms offers a fascinating climb. Approach 1h30 • Alt. 1950M
6 - Acheronte II/3 • 300M:
situated high up in a deep long couloir this icefall offers continual interest of average difficulty. It remains in condition till late into the season.
Approach 1h40 • Alt. 1950M
7 - Repentance super V/6 • 220M:
this well known test piece can be seen high up on the valley side, forming most winters.
Approach 2h10 • Alt. 2050M
8 -Monday Money IV/4 • 200M:
a fantastic route of its grade set in magnificent mountain scenery with equipped abseil descent.
Approach 2h10 • Alt. 2050M

9 - Fallo di Plutone III/4 • 100M:
a beautiful and quiet icefall in condition till late in the season.
Approach 2h30 • Alt. 1950M

Tim Blakemore IFMGA British Mountain Guide
• Jim Blyth (guide de haute montagne) –
• Mike Turner (mountain guide) –   

• Terry Ralph, Adrian Nelhams & Anders Swensson (mountain guides) – -
• Ric Potter (mountain guide) –
• Sigi Wirth (Berg- und Skiführer) –
• Thierry Pastore (guide de haute montagne) – E-Mail:
• Eric Marchant & Isabelle Santoire (guides de haute montagne)
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• Yannick Michelat (guide de haute montagne) –
• Merseyside Mountaineering Club –

Hotel Ristorante La Barme ::: Valnontey - 11012 Cogne - Valle d'Aosta (ITALIA)
Tel: +39 0165 749177 - Fax +39 0165 1820207
P.IVA 01004900070
Hotel Cogne, Hotel Restaurant La Barme, Gran Paradiso National Park, Apartment Hotel Chateau Royal