Cogne Ice Climbing Weekend

TYPICAL WEEKEND COURSE PROGRAMME

Day 0. Friday
Arrive into Chamonix. Hotel night.

Day 1. Saturday
Your guide will meet you at 8:00am at the hotel for a briefing and to discuss the activities for the course. After organising your equipment hire and climbing gear, we drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Italy and pent the day climbing in the Cogne Valley. There are several great routes here from easy to hard so it is a perfect place to try out new techniques, and get to know how well the ice tools work. Cogne hotel night.

Day 2. Sunday
We spend the day climbing in the Cogne Valley before returning to Chamonix for a de-brief with your guide and departing for home in the evening.

Please note: We can arrange an additional hotel night, if you wish to depart the following morning or you can add extra days onto the course to extend the adventure for one or more days using our add-on day rate. This must be arranged at time of booking as accommodation and our cadre of personable guides are in demand through the season.

Itinerary may change if conditions are more suitable in another region or factors such as weather to lift service precludes access into this region. If this option was to incur additional costs your guide will discuss the options with you prior to any commitment being made.

SKILLS COVERED BY THE COURSE

  • Ice climbing skills and movement
  • Learning rope work and basic skills
  • Independent risk assessment
  • Leading on ice
  • Descending steep terrain
  • Mountaineering skills relevant to approach and egress

TRAVEL TO/FROM CHAMONIX

We commence and finish our Cogne 2 Day Ice Climbing Weekend in Chamonix, France. The closest international airport is at Geneva, just over the border in Switzerland. Regular shuttles operate up to Chamonix and the trip takes about 1.5 hours. We can help you arrange shuttle transport and your shuttle driver will drop you at our accommodation. At the completion of the course the shuttle can take you back to the airport. The shuttle transfers are at your own cost.

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