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Guide feedback 01/02/2020 – 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 01/02/2020 – 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 01/02/2020 – 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 01/02/2020 – 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...

Merry Christmas everybody!

Merry Christmas everybody!

From today we are a test centre for the ice climbing equipment from Grivel, so if you want to try ice axes and crampons just come at Hotel La Barme!

Hello everybody!

Hello everybody!

We have a very cold and snowy November, the ice season will start very soon, stay tuned!