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Ciampa

First ascent: Alessandro Jacod
By: Alpine Ice Tour
Area: Western Alps, Group: Valle di Gressoney, Peak: Monte Rosa, Country: Italy, Region: Valle d'Aosta

Nice line first ascended in 1983 by the forerunner of ice climbing Alessandro Jaccod. Beware of avalanche danger after heavy snowfall.

GETTING THERE

Take the Turin - Aosta motorway, exit at Pont Saint Martin and continue north along the SR44 into Valle di Gressoney.  Drive past Gressoney St Jean and then continue on to Trinitè and Noversch.

ACCESS

The icefall is located on the right-hand side of the Ciampa valley (15 min).

DESCENT

Abseil from the tree to the bolt, or axit left up to a gulley which leads back down to the base.

GEAR

Normal ice climbing gear

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