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24/01/2021

Hello everybody, we are not updating our site as you know it's difficult to reach our icefalls due to the covid emergency. This winter another temporary ice climbing ban has been enacted in Valnontey (Cogne, Italy) to protect nesting bearded vulture. For more details:...

Guide feedback 19/02/2020 – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

Guide feedback 19/02/2020 – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

Still good conditions on the shady side of the Valnontey and Valeille. After the last snowfall from 2 days ago nothing has massively changed. About 15 cm of snow had fallen with some wind blowing most of it away. The very sunny day we had yesterday packed most of the...

Guide feedback 19/02/2020 – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

Guide feedback 19/02/2020 – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

Quick run on Tutto è Relativo this morning. Temperature +3 at 8 o'clock at the parking in Lillaz. The waterfall is still in decent conditions, quickly deteriorating. First pitch is dripping quite a bit of water on the upper part; the pillar has a big solid cone base...

Guide feedback 19/02/2020 – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

Guide feedback 13/02/2020 – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

Weather keeps behaving as crazy as possible alternating low and high temperatures with strong winds and sunshine. Not really the best for ice falls but we still have decent conditions at the moment in both Valeille and Valnontey. LauBij: decent conditions yesterday on...

Guide feedback 19/02/2020 – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

Guide feedback 01/02/2020 – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

Warmer temperatures today in Valnontey. Ice is generally suffering the temperature rise on the sunny side of the valley. Gran Val, Sentiero dei Troll, Valmiana, Thoule, Di fronte al tradimento and Erfaulet are not recommended at this time. On the contrary on the shady...

Guide feedback 19/02/2020 – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

Guide feedback 29/1/2020 – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

A lot of wind and a bit of snow these days in Cogne. The actual quantity of snow is not relevant on itself but the wind packed unstable slabs allover the places above the waterfalls and on the ways down. Attention!!! DVA is recommended for few days as temperatures...

Guide feedback 19/02/2020 – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

Guide feedback 27/1/2020 – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

Sunny day today in Valnontey. Temperature -7 at 8:30 am. Ice conditions are still very good on Patry left and right. Looking around, Erfaulet main wall doesn't look any solid with part of it showing the rocks behind. Di fronte al tradimento - colonnato centrale is on...

Guide feedback 19/02/2020 – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

Guide feedback – Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide

Enrico Bonino Alpine Mountain Guide Climbed today "Favola di Alice". Excellent general conditions starting from the drytooling pitch on the left, graded M6 / M6 +. The central pitch is instead dominated by a dangerous delicate hanging fringe. The right one is...

Valnontey – Cogne ice climbing ban to protect Bearded Vulture

Valnontey – Cogne ice climbing ban to protect Bearded Vulture

A temporary ice climbing ban has been enacted in Valnontey (Cogne, Italy) to protect nesting bearded vulture. The Gran Paradiso National Park commission and the Cogne mountain guides have produced a Decalogue aimed at protecting the local wildlife. The icefalls in...