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  • Climb Gran Paradiso

  • Climb Gran Paradiso

  • Climb Gran Paradiso

  • Climb Gran Paradiso

  • Length

    2 days

  • Where

    Gran Paradiso National Park    Italy

  • Number of Participants

    Max. 4

  • Price

    € 180 pp

The only 4000 m peak entirely within Italian territory! Gran Paradiso is a special mountain that is also perfect for beginners.

It possesses a unique charm and always evokes strong emotions. Perhaps it’s because the initial part of the climb starts from the Chabod hut, nestled in the shadow of its majestic north face. Or maybe it’s the summit itself, which requires a short, technical, and enjoyable section. Additionally, the fantastic view from the summit (stretching from Monte Rosa to Mont Blanc and the Vanoise Mountains) adds to its allure. It could be any combination of these reasons, or countless others that each climber discovers during their personal ascent, which make the climb of Gran Paradiso an unforgettable experience.

The program includes climbing Gran Paradiso, commencing from the Chabod hut and descending to the Vittorio Emanuele refuge, creating a satisfying circular route. If the Chabod refuge is fully booked, we will ascend the mountain from the Vittorio Emanuele hut.

Dates
Length
PriceAvailability
On demand2 days180 € ppyes

The price includes IFMGA Mountain Guide fees for 2 days, based on a group of 4 people.

The price does not include: half-board in the hut (around 50 € – dinner, night, breakfast), half-board of the Guide (to be shared between participants), extras, anything not mentioned under the voice “The price includes”.

Day 1: Pont Valsavarenche – Chabod Hut or Vittorio Emanuele Hut

Meeting with the guide in the late morning in Pont for a gear check and briefing.

We will embark on a wonderful trail, where encounters with animals such as ibexes or chamois are common, as we make our way to the Chabod hut. After approximately 1 hour of walking, the majestic north face of Gran Paradiso will come into view. The duration of the walk is approximately 2.5 hours.

Day 2: Summit Day

The climb to the summit, both from the Chabod and Vittorio Emanuele huts, takes approximately 4 to 5 hours.

After an early breakfast (around 4:30 a.m.), we will begin our hike with head torches on. Upon crossing the moraine, we will reach the Laveciau glacier, located just below the north face of Gran Paradiso. Here, we will rope up and put on our crampons.

Traversing amidst large crevasses and ice-cliffs (no need to worry, though!), we will arrive at the base of the final rocks, just before reaching the summit. The last segment will involve a short yet exposed section, after which we will reach the summit and the Virgin.

From the summit, we will be treated to a breathtaking view encompassing the entire circle of the Alps!

For the descent, we will head towards the Vittorio Emanuele refuge, which will take approximately 3 hours to reach. There, we will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch before making our way back to the valley and our cars.

Gear List

Warm Hat

Breathable Layers

Windstopper

Thermal Layers

Mountaineering Trousers

Down Jacket

Gore-Tex (or similar) Jacket

Thin Gloves

Thick Gloves (mittens are best)

Balaclava

Sun Hat

Technical Gear

Mountaineering Boots ( B2 or B3)

Backpack 30-35 l

Classic Ice-Axe

Mountaineering crampons with anti-balling plates

Harness

Trekking Poles (very useful)

1 Carabiner with Screw Gate

Sun Glasses high protection

Goggle

Head Torch

Snacks for the climb (dry-fruit, power-bars, chocolate)

Thermos or Flask or Camelback

Sun cream + lips

Liner

Passport

Personal Medicaments