Valnontey – Cogne ice climbing ban to protect Bearded Vulture

Jan 14, 2020

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 Valeille, Valnontey, Valsavarenche and in other places in Val di Cogne are all part of the Gran Paradiso National Park (PNGP). In the last few years, the ice climbing phenomenon, and other kinds of alpinism or outdoor sports, have become increasingly popular, attracting a growing number of sports lovers but also generating a lot of emerging problems for some components of the Park’s wildlife.

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The following pieces of information are about sharing useful and trustful infos to better program your ice climbs in the Cogne Valleys, so that you can safely enjoy this beautiful outdoor activity. Whenever possible we will be happy to provide complementary data under your requestbut we cannot act for you, and we will not be with you on the field most of the times. 

Thereforeit will be only your responsability to asess the enviromental conditions on the very moment of your climbas they  can rapidly change.  Before setting off you must be aware of your own experience, and you must make all those decisions needed keep safe throughout the day.  

None of our staff including Hotel La Barme and Residence Château Royal members can be held responsible for the following informations.