The small resort of Cogne sits at 1500 metres above sea level, on the edge of the Gran Paradiso National Park in northwest Italy. As well as being the cross-country skiing capital of Aosta, with over 70 kilometres of ski trails, Cogne is one of the world’s great ice-climbing centres, attracting climbers from across the globe. Along the steep valley walls an array of frozen waterfalls provide some of the very best and most accessible ice climbs in Europe, from single-pitch ice crags to famous multi-pitch cascades and massive alpine adventures.
This guidebook describes some 400 ice climbs in the Cogne region, with full-colour photo topos throughout. Includes all of the main climbing areas: Cogne, Urtier, Grauson, Lillaz, Valeille, Valnontey, Valsavarenche and Valle di Rhemes.
Published by the Oxford Alpine Club, 2019. Card cover, 168 pages/Seiten
Auflage: 1. Aufl. 2019