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HOTEL LA BARME - COGNE Hotel La Barme - Cogne - Aosta Valley
Icefalls


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


Link

Serge Bazin, Montagne Evasion http://www.montagnevasion.com/
Tim Blakemore IFMGA British Mountain Guide www.NorthernMountainSport.co.uk
• Jim Blyth (guide de haute montagne) –
www.jimblyth.com
• Mike Turner (mountain guide) – www.themountainguidingcompany.com   

• Terry Ralph, Adrian Nelhams & Anders Swensson (mountain guides) – www.alpin-ism.com -
www.ice-climbing.co.uk
• Ric Potter (mountain guide) – www.rpmguiding.com
• Sigi Wirth (Berg- und Skiführer) – www.vertical-alpin.com
• Thierry Pastore (guide de haute montagne) – E-Mail: pastore@free.fr
• Eric Marchant & Isabelle Santoire (guides de haute montagne)
E-Mail : marchantsantoire@worldonline.fr
• Yannick Michelat (guide de haute montagne) – yannick.michelat.free.fr
• Merseyside Mountaineering Club – www.merseysidemc.org

Hotel Ristorante La Barme ::: Valnontey - 11012 Cogne - Valle d'Aosta (ITALIA)
Tel: +39 0165 749177 - Fax +39 0165 1820207  labarme@tiscali.it
P.IVA 01004900070
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