2 DAYS - GUIDED TOUR
Gran Paradiso ascent: an ideal summit for a first mountaineering experience.
Indeed, this summit is renowned as one of the most technically accessible 4000 m peaks.
But not also! Its ascent is a good way to train and/or test yourself before setting off for more challenging peaks.
Gran Paradiso is a 4,061-meter peak in the Italian Alps. In fact, it’s the highest peak entirely in Italy!
GRAND PARADISO ASCENT :
Day 1: Ascent to the Chabod refuge, 2710m.
Meeting point in Chamonix in the middle of the day. Your guide will contact you a few days before with the meeting location and time.
Departure from Chamonix, we will drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel to the beautiful Valsavarenche basin in the Aosta Valley. It takes about 1h30 to arrive at the car park. From there, you will hike to the Chabod refuge, where you will spend the night.
Day 2: Climbing Gran Paradiso in Italy, 4065m.
Breakfast is around 4am, early start but totally worth it. You will then start your ascent to the Gran Paradiso. The first parts of the climb are mainly trail and moraine tracks until we reach the glacier. From there, you will climb to the summit. The last few meters are in mixed terrains. It takes approximately 4 to 6 hours to reach the summit.
Congratulations you’ve reached the Gran Paradiso summit!
It is now time to hike down. Depending on the forecast and pace there will be 2 options : either return via the same route or via the Emmanuel Victor hut.
Return to Chamonix in the afternoon.
Important: the program and itineraries can be modified and adapted at any time by the guide according to the weather forecast.