Climb Gran Paradiso in 2 days

Gran Paradiso is a relatively easy 4000er in the Alps, perfect for a first ascent or as acclimatization. Climb it in 2 days with Tomas, IFMGA certified mountain guide.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The Gran Paradiso (4061m), is located in the heart of the National Park with the same name. It’s the only 4000er entirely in Italy, and Italians are very proud of this beautiful peak.

    Gran Paradiso is one of the easiest 4000ers to climb. Therefore it’s suitable as acclimatization before ascending Mont Blanc. And of course it’s also a great ascent in itself.

    I offer you two options for this 2-day ascent. The first option is to leave from the southwest, through the Vittorio Emmanuele refuge (2732m). The starting point is the village of Pont (1900m), from which we reach the hut after 2 hours. Early the next morning, we begin the ascent towards the Gran Paradiso glacier. Then we go up to the top rocky ridge (Difficulty II UIAA). The ascent takes 4-5 hours.

    The second option is through the Chabod refuge (2750m). In this case, the ascent starts at the Gran Paradiso camp, near Pont, in the Valsavarenche valley. The first day takes about 3 hours. The next day we head to the Lavecia glacier and then to the saddle, where the route connects with the Vittorio Emmanuele refuge. We should be at the top in 4 hours.

    Even though it’s not as challenging an ascent as others, it should not be underestimated. It is a glacier ascent with a final exposed rock ridge. Therefore, you do need climbing skills and having experience with crampons. Are you unsure whether you are ready for it? I can advise you and help you improve your skills if necessary.

    Do you want to climb Gran Paradiso with me? Then please send me a request specifying which option you prefer (if you already know). I would love to guide you up there!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    730 EUR

    Group of 2
    380 EUR

    Group of 3
    280 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Up to the refuge

      Option 1
      From Pont to the Vittorio Emmanuele refuge.

      Option 2
      From Gran Paradiso camp up to the Chabod refuge.

    • Day 2Summit day

      It’s an early morning start to reach the top of Gran Paradiso!
      In the afternoon, we descend to the hut where we take our belonging to go back to the valley. If you are very tired there is the option to sleep at the refuge and continue down the next day.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Accommodation

    At Vittorio Emanuele hut or Chabod hut.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I'm an IFMGA-certified mountain guide currently based in the Elbe Valley, Czech Republic. I've skied since a very young age but climbing is my true passion. I was in climbing representation and have climbed many big walls in the Alps, the US and Greenland.To me, mountain guiding is a unique profession: it allows me to spend my days doing what I like and to share with others the beauty I find in in the mountains.

     
     
    FROM 280 EURper person
     

     

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