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Climbing Gran Paradiso

Conquer Italy’s tallest mountain!

At 4,061 m (13,323 ft), Gran Paradiso is a top choice for mountaineers looking to climb a four-thousander. Combine hiking with ice climbing and scrambling to reach the summit of this iconic Italian peak. Stay in a classic mountain hut en route and enjoy stunning views and native wildlife too.

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Gran Paradiso

Situated in Gran Paradiso National Park, both the approach to and ascent of the mountain are incredibly scenic. Enjoy great views all the way up to the summit of the surrounding forests and valleys. Once you’re at the top, gaze over the glacier you've conquered to get there and get iconic views of Mont Blanc.


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Best time to climb:

June to September

What’s the weather like?

During the summer months, the weather for climbing Gran Paradiso is ideal. Average temperatures on the mountain hover between 8ºC to 12ºC. Weather on the mountain can be fairly unpredictable, but the summer months tend to be the driest

How to get there:

Any trip to Gran Paradiso generally begins with a flight into either Geneva International Airport (GVA) or Turin’s international airport (TRN). From here, Port Valsavarenche is only a few hours drive away. Many guides also will opt to meet you in either Turin or Chamonix

More info about Mountain Climbing in Gran Paradiso:

Rising to 4.061 meters in elevation, Gran Paradiso is the tallest mountain solely located within Italy. It also happens to be an easy peak to climb, making it an attractive destination for first-time and novice mountaineers. The ascent usually takes two to three days, depending on how well you acclimatize. The first day is the approach and involves hiking to the mountain hut. You will then either spend the night in the Rifugio Chaboud or Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II, where you can enjoy authentic mountain hut ambiance and fantastic views. Summit day is the highlight of the trip and requires some glacier travel with ice ax and crampons as well as some mixed ice and rock scrambling to get to the summit

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