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3 nights stay of full relax with a massage, the entrance to the Pré-Saint -Didier spa, dinners “à la carte” and a breath-taking view on the Gran Paradiso...
HOTEL LA BARME - COGNE Hotel La Barme - Cogne - Aosta Valley

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


Serge Bazin, Montagne Evasion
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