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Gran Paradiso Climbing in Italy, Fast Ascent

Gran Paradiso
Italy mountain hike
Gran Paradiso National Park
Gran Paradiso hike
Gran Paradiso

Experience the ultimate endurance test in Gran Paradiso, the tallest mountain in Italy. This incredible peak of the Graian Alps offers a range of trails and climbing routes, so even if you have limited mountaineering experience, you can still tackle this mighty challenge! Come along with an IFMGA-certified mountain guide on this one-of-a-kind expedition that will surely test your limits!



1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Extremely Fit



  • Climb the highest Italian mountain in a single day
  • Challenge and train yourself in the thin air
  • Do you think we can beat our record time of 3 hours and 5 minutes from the car to the summit? If we do, we'll treat you to a drink!


Join Francesco, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, to ascend the majestic Grand Paradiso in a single day! With a variety of trails and climbing routes available, this peak provides a challenging ascent with rewarding views of the stunning Italian alpine scenery. If you are a fitness enthusiast, a trail runner, or an experienced alpinist with good physical endurance and some mountaineering skills, this adventure is perfect for you!

Prepare to face 2100 meters of vertical gain and cover 10 kilometers in pursuit of this incredible summit.

The start of our challenge will take place early in the morning in Pont Valsavarenche as we meet for a quick equipment check before kicking off our ascent. We'll conquer the Vittorio Emanuele trail, ascending a heart-pumping 800 meters.

We'll strap on our headlamps and make our way up the first section of the trail, pushing ourselves to the limit as we ascend in the darkness. Once we reach the glacier, we'll switch to our glacier setup and continue our ascent towards the summit.

As we traverse the magnificent glacier, we'll make our way towards the towering moraine, ascend the challenging Donkey Shoulder, and push up the final ramp towards the summit. But our journey doesn't end there - to reach the peak, we'll climb the exposed rock face using sturdy metal steps, conquering every obstacle in our path and reveling in the thrill of the climb.

Bask in the glory of conquering Gran Paradiso as you admire the rugged peaks, deep valleys and vast glaciers stretching out before you from the summit. If you manage to outdo our record time of 3 hours and 5 minutes from the car to the summit, we'll raise a glass with you as soon as we reach the bottom!

Don't miss out on the chance to climb Gran Paradiso with the guidance of a certified mountain guide. Contact us today to reserve your spot on this epic adventure!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Quickdraws

Price details

Price Includes:

- Guiding fee

- Common safety equipment

Not Included:

- Transfer to/from Pont Valsavarenche

- Meals, water, snacks

- Technical equipment (harness, helmet, Crampons, Ice axe) can be rented for 10€/piece per day


Day 1: Ascend Gran Paradiso

Meeting at 4.30 am at Pont Valsavarenche, fast equipment check and start.
We will climb the Vittorio Emanuele normal route, we will stop there to get some fresh water after 800mt d+ of climb.

This first section will be with the headlamp on. We will reach the glacier with the light, change of clothes and in glacier setup go all the way up to the summit!

Walking on the glacier we will go toward the moraine, the donkey shoulder, the final ramp and to catch the summit we will climb some meters on the rocks with fixed metal steps.

The descent is on the same route




You can ascend in a day without requiring accommodation. If you need any advice for the day before or after, please let us know.

Meeting point

Pont Valsavarenche

Equipment you will need to bring

Rent equipment on site

Watter bottle

Other gear: Gear you will need for this trip: * Poles * Helmet * Sunglasses * Crampons * Ice Axe * Harness * Water bottle

Frequently Asked Questions

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment?

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

About the guide

Unusual Experience is a Mountain Guide-based association.
It grew up from the idea of delivering mountain adventures to a whole new level, very targeted on the growth of the client to deliver a fully personalized experience.
We offer also a large base of a group program from beginners to advanced people who prefer to join in a ready-to-go trip!

With seasonal scheduling we have backcountry skiing, freeride, and ice climbing programs for the winter and high mountain alpinism, 4000mt peak climbing, and rock climbing for the summer.

Last but not least we are strong mountain bike riders and ready to ride with you on some of the best ridge trails in the Alps!


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