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8 summits mountaineering tour in Gran Paradiso and Monte Rosa

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Join this amazing 5-day tour and climb eight 4000-meter peaks in the Gran Paradiso and in the Monte Rosa massif. Bernd, an IFMGA-certified guide, takes you the summit of Signalkuppe (4554 m) and Parrotspitze (4432 m), among others.

Alps

5 Days

Jul - Sep

High

Intermediate


Description

Join me on this unique 5-day mountaineering tour in Gran Paradiso and Monte Rosa and reach the summit of eight amazing 4000-meter mountains.

We will start in the Gran Paradiso National Park, surrounded by its magnificent scenery, and then head towards the south side of the Monte Rosa Masssif. We will climb eight peaks of over 4000 meters along these 5 days.

On the first day, we will meet in Pont  (1950 m), in Val Savarenche, in the Aosta Valley. From there, we will climb to the Vittorio Emmanuele II Hut (2732m) where we will stay for the night. The next day, our mountaineering adventure begins.

We will reach the summit of Gran Paradiso (4061m) on the second day. On the following days, we will climb Vincent Pyramid (4215 m), Balmenhorn (4167 m), Blackhorn (4321 m) and Ludwigshöhe (4341 m). We will also reach the summit of Zumsteinspitze (4563 m), Signalkuppe (4554 m) and Parrotspitze (4432 m).

These relatively easy summit ascents are an ideal introduction to the glacier world of the four-thousander peaks. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below.

During this 5-day tour, we will stay in different Italian huts and possibly we will have an overnight stay in the valley. We will also reach Europe’s highest refuge, the Capanna Margherita (4600 m). We will rest for a while here and have a coffee. This refuge has an impressive deep view into the east wall of Monte Rosa, it is one of the highlights of the week. We usually don’t spend the night here, but it is possible to do it if you wish.

If you want to join me on this amazing tour, you need to be in good shape, for approximately 5-hour ascents. You also need to have previous experience in the use of crampons, for easy rock passages (Grade II), and for ice and snow covered slopes.

Don’t miss out on this unique mountaineering trip! Check the dates below and book your trip. Come join me and reach the summit of 8 beautiful mountains in this spectacular region in the Alps.

I also offeer customized winter mountaineering trips in Germany or Austria and summer mountaineering trips in Germany, Austria, Italy or Switzerland. Check them out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

Extra Cost: Approx. €260 for half-board in the huts and valley overnight sta;, transfer/cable car approx. €40.


Itinerary

Day 1: Pont-Vittorio Emmanuele Hut

We will meet in Pont (1950 m) at 2 pm, in Val Savarenche. We will climb to the Vittorio Emanuele II Hut (2732 m). Time: approx. 2.5 hours.

Day 2: Gran Paradiso ascent

Today we will ascend the Grand Paradiso (4061 m). The climb will take us 4 to 5 hours. Then we will descend into the valley fo an overnight in a pension. (Total: 7-8hours)

Day 3: Gressoney-Punta Indren

By car, we transfer to Gressoney and continue by cable car to Punta Indren (3275 m). From here, in about 2 hours we reach the Mantova hut (3489 m) or the Capanna Gnifetti (3647 m) Time: about 2.5 hours.

Day 4: Vincent Pyramid-Balmenhorn-Blackhorn-Ludwigshöhe

Today we will climb four 4000-meter peaks: Vincent Pyramid (4215 m), Balmenhorn (4167 m), Blackhorn (4321 m) and Ludwigshöhe (4341 m).

Day 5: Zumsteinspitze - Signalkuppe - Parrotspitze

Today we will ascend Zumsteinspitze (4563 m), Signalkuppe (4554 m) and Parrotspitze (4432 m). We descend to the Mantova Hut or into the valley.

 

Details

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Maximum group size: 4 people

Meeting point

Pont, Valsavarenche, Aosta Valley

FAQs

How long is the Gran Paradiso and Monte Rosa tour and what does it entail?

This mountaineering tour spans five days and takes you through the stunning landscapes of Gran Paradiso National Park and the south side of the Monte Rosa Massif. Over the course of the tour, you'll summit eight 4000+ meter peaks.

Where does the mountaineering tour start, and what is the meeting point?

The tour will begin in Pont, located in Val Savarenche, Aosta Valley. This is where we'll gather before starting our adventure.

What peaks will we climb during the tour?

Throughout the five days, we'll ascend Gran Paradiso (4061m), Vincent Pyramid (4215 m), Balmenhorn (4167 m), Blackhorn (4321 m), Ludwigshöhe (4341 m), Zumsteinspitze (4563 m), Signalkuppe (4554 m), and Parrotspitze (4432 m).

What level of mountaineering experience is required to join the tour?

Participants should be in good physical condition, capable of enduring approximately five-hour ascents. Prior experience using crampons for easy rock passages (Grade II) and navigating ice and snow-covered slopes is also essential.

Where will we stay during the tour?

Accommodations will vary between Italian mountain huts and possibly an overnight stay in the valley. Additionally, we'll have the opportunity to visit Europe’s highest refuge, the Capanna Margherita, for a coffee break.

What's included in the price?

The price includes both the guiding fee and the mountain guide's expenses

What is not included in the price?

  • Approximately €260 for half-board accommodations in the huts and valley overnight stay
  • Transfer/cable car fees, approximately €40.

During which months is the tour available?

The ideal time to take this trip is during the months of July through September.

What is the maximum group size?

The group size is limited to a maximum of four participants.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Castor Bardonecchia Italy
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La Betulla Bardonecchia Italy
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Hotel Jafferau Bardonecchia Italy
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About the guide

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Bernd

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/IVBV Certified mountain, ski and canyoning guide, member of DAV and VDBS mountaineering and sport climbing teaching and training team. I’ve been part of the VDBS team for the formation and training of German mountain guides for 20 years.

I started climbing at the age of 17. Since 1987 I am certified mountain guide and a passion has become a profession. I live in Scharnitz / Tyrol and I am leader of the moutaineering school Alpenwelt Karwendel in Mittenwald.
Ice climbing in norway, skitouring in morocco, rock climbing in cuba or high mountains in the himalaya - I like it to explore new areas around the world. I led a DAV training expedition for talented young mountaineers in the Tian Shan mountain range with climbing Khan Tengri and did several expeditions to the karakorum mountains and the himalayas.

As a full-time mountain guide, I feel at home in the Karwendel and Wetterstein mountains as well as in the mountains and climbing areas worldwide. I am happy to accompany you as a guide to your desired goal!

Languages

German | French | English

Certificates

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What people are saying about this trip

Alarik

5.00

Bernd is an extremely skilled mountain guide and I felt very safe on my climb with him. I will most surely book future trips with him!

Martijn

5.00

Fantastic trip! Bernd was a wonderful guide that made sure we had a memorable trip in the Italian Alps. The itinerary was perfectly structured. Would definitely recommend to have Bernd as a guide for any aspiring mountaineer!


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