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3-day ski mountaineering ascent of Gran Paradiso

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Join Tal, an IFMGA-certified guide, on this epic 3-day ski mountaineering adventure to the top of Gran Paradiso.



3 Days





* Enjoy spectacular views from the summit of Gran Paradiso.

* Ski all the way down to the valley floor.

* Learn or hone some winter mountaineering skills.


Join me on this exhilarating 3-day ski mountaineering adventure as we summit then race down the slopes of Gran Paradiso!

From our meeting point, in Argentière, we will drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel, enjoying the picturesque and snowcapped French Alps along the way.

Once we reach our starting point, we then climb for three hours until we have reached the Chabod hut. Depending on the time at which we arrive and your mountaineering experience, we will use the rest of the day to practice using our ice axe and crampons, while enjoying the spectacular scenery.

The next morning, we will wake up at first light and begin our ascent to the summit. This will include climbing the long glacier until the last col, which will bring us to approximately 4,000 meters above sea level.

The last few meters to reach the summit will take us along a scenic ridge. Before climbing along the ridge, we will tie and secure our skis to our packs.

After enjoying the breathtaking views from the summit, we will climb back down the ridge and glacier. From the bottom of the glacier, which is about where the mountain hut is, we will ski all the way back down into the valley.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this epic ski mountaineering expedition to the summit of the more than aptly named Gran Paradiso!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also enjoy our 8-day ice climbing expedition in the Dolomites!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Avalanche equipment

Price details

A minimum of three people are required for the trip to take place.

Please note that the price does include avalanche safety gear, but does NOT include ski touring gear, hut fees (up to €80 in the valley and €60 in the hut both of which include half-board meals), and additional food and beverages.


Day 1: Arrival

We will meet at the Hotel Les Randonneurs in Argentière and discuss the trip.

Day 2: Chabod hut

We will drive from the hotel to Valsavarenche then climb for three hours until we reach the Chabod hut.

Day 3: Summit and descent

After waking up early, we will climb the top. Afterwards, once we have returned to the hut, we will ski back down into the valley.



More info

No previous mountaineering experience is required for this trip, but is definitely an advantage. However, an advanced level of off-piste skiing is required (level 5/5+).

Meeting point

Hotel Les Randonneurs, Argentière, France

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am in the mountains all year-round, either guiding a trip or exploring on my own. Mountain guiding is not only my profession and passion but also my inner calling. I am a qualified IFMGA mountain and ski guide.

In 2012, I established my mountaineering school "Mountains" with the motto: Quality guiding on snow, rock and ice. You can count on a low client to guide ratio, reliable gear and high quality programs led by our talented team of guides. We are not adrenaline junkies - we put safety first and strive to meet and exceed all of our clients' needs.

We take great pride in having more than 30% returning clients and would be thrilled to welcome you to our "Mountains" family during your next rock, snow or ice adventure!


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What people are saying about Tal



The course was intensive and fun! Tal is an incredible teacher and has a very vast knowledge which he shared with the group. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a short adventure in an incredible location.



Great trip that I'll remember forever, Tal did a great job of managing the logistics of a puzzle with many moving pieces! Both leading guides Jeff and Andi were first class and made the trip. Overall, top notch I would be happy to recommend!



There were several hiccoughs with Explore-share dates in the beginning. But, they got resolved quickly with responsive staff. It was a bit confusing at first because different guides would accept the offer and then fall away. So the early process through ES was a bit confusing. With multiple different emails and multiple different proposed guides that seemed to disappear as quickly as they popped up. This is why ES is rated 4 stars. ES is a good idea but just needs to fine tuned. ES offers a great way to get access to guides when you have few contacts. I think it is a good idea and has a future. The staff were fabulous though at reassuring and updating me. Once the booking was confirmed with Tal Niv we had very good communication over a period of a few months. Tal was organised and in touch frequently. There was a mis-communication in the trip dates (human error) but Tal quickly resolved it and managed to secure us Julian Resch who did an excellent job guiding us on an acclimatisation hike up the east ridge of Weissmies. Julian was easy comfortable company and was very professional. He was patient, encouraging and kind. I would recommend Tal and Julian for anyone seeking an adventure. Good luck ES - we will use you again in the future.



An awesome adventure provided by Tal's company. All requirements were met and schedule was adjusted for the changing weather conditions. It was one of the best guided tours I've experienced so far!

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