Cogne – farewell video

This is our farewell video from the very last day in Cogne. After a wonderful ice climbing week the time came to get back to our homes. Although sad to leave we were also very excited about the 4th stage of Mountain Academy coming in June 2012 in Mont Blanc range 🙂

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Discovering ice

Today we bring you another set of memories from Cogne. Below is very personal and bilingual report prepared by Fede. Go ahead and immerse into her impressions from that wonderful week we had not so long ago…

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Alla scoperta del ghiaccio

Discovering ice

Non è la prima volta che mi ritrovo appesa con minute lame appuntite a fragili colate di ghiaccio, nel gelo di budelli ombrosi dimenticati in valli assolate.

It’s not the first time I find myself hanging with tiny pointed blades to frail iced flows, in the chill of shady guts forgotten into sunny valleys.

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Tim and the Team :)

Memories about climbing with Tim? 🙂 “It was a real experience!”…. seriously: for me it was a real honour to climb with somebody like Tim Emmett on such a nice icefall. Before the climb he gave us some useful tips and it was quite impressive how precise he uses his ice axes…every strike was solid! The location was just next to the bridge “Pont d’Intro” in the valley next to Cogne, and the 100 metre icefall itself is called “Happy Christmas” – (apparently, this name comes from the fact that people committed suicide from the bridge around the holy period of Christmas). We really lived life to its full on that wall! [by Denise]

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