Ice climbing is a perfect mix of climbing and mountaineering. Climbing on ice structures requires dexterity and good physical condition to withstand the cold.

Region

Italy - Cogne

Duration

4 Days

Months

January, February, March, December

1,350 /personne for 2 people

2,150€ /personne for 1 person

Difficulties

Ice Climbing Level 1 - Discovery
  • Be capable of physical effort for 3 to 5 hours

  • Be in good physical shape

  • Walk between 15 and 45 minutes

  • Carry a 6 to 8 kg backpack

Itinerary

Day 1

Meeting at 8am in Chamonix, Briançon or directly on the spot, to check your bag, equipment, and shoe hire if necessary, with the guide.

At the end of the day, we will leave in the direction of the first ascent to get on our feet.

Return in the evening to the hotel La Barme in the village of Cogne.

day 2

Climbing times and places, depending on the conditions of the moment. To be defined with your guide the day before.

Return to the same gîte in the evening

Day 3

Climbing times and places, depending on the conditions of the moment. To be defined with your guide the day before.

Return to the same gîte in the evening

Day 4

Climbing times and places, depending on the conditions of the moment. To be defined with your guide the day before.

Separation of the group at the end of the day.

Included

  • Overnight accommodation described in the program
  • Breakfasts, picnics and dinners included in the program
  • The meal at lunchtime for both you and your guide
  • A fully qualified and experienced IFMGA guide for the duration of your trip
  • Mountain rescue radio
  • Free membership to the association for the organization of stays
  • Mandatory individual mountaineering safety equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe
  • Collective equipment necessary for progression and safety

Not included

  • Personal insurance covering the activity
  • All that is not included in "the price includes".
  • Cancellation insurance (4%), repatriation assistance / search costs - rescue (1.5%)
  • Transportation to the meeting point and from the point of separation
  • Personal expenses: additional drinks, energy bars, souvenirs, tips, etc.
  • Accommodation the night before, optional (room and breakfast)

All Ecrins Prestige guides have gained the highest guiding qualification from the IFMGA and are certified to guide anywhere in the world

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