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Gran Paradiso 2-day ascent with a guide

Gran Paradiso 1
Gran Paradiso
Gran Paradiso
Gran Paradiso
Gran Paradiso

Climb the mythical Gran Paradiso (4061m) in the company of IFMGA-certified guide Benjamin. It is also suitable for a first ascent!

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Alps

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit


Description

If you've always dreamed of climbing a four-thousander, Gran Paradiso (4061m) is your perfect chance. This beautiful mountain in the heart of Gran Paradiso National Park is a great opportunity for a first ascent. 

Gran Paradiso National Park is located between the Aosta and the Piedmont regions in Italy. It is among the most famous national parks in the country. This is due both to its amazing scenery and its rich flora and fauna.

We'll take advantage of all this during our 2-day ascent. For the night, we'll be staying at the Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II. The Italian ambiance will be an extra bonus! And, from there, we'll go for the summit on the second day.

Although the summit is over 4000 meters, the Gran Paradiso ascent is technically easy and is even suitable for experienced hikers. You just need to be in a good physical condition to tackle this climb.

I can take a maximum of 3 people on this ascent, so bring friends or family along. Contact me now and we'll start planning your visit!

I also offer other guided ascents for beginners in the Alps. Make sure you check out my Aiguille du Tour climb. It is also a great experience for beginner mountaineers!

Details

Accommodation

Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II

Meeting point

Chamonix, France

About the guide

The Jura massif is an ideal place to learn and grow your experience in alpine techniques. I practice mountaineering, ski touring and ice climbing in the winter. I am also located very close to the Swiss and French alpine massifs.

First, I started as a ski rescuer. My passion for skiing and climbing helped me discover the classic routes in the mythical summits of the Alps. The first mountain courses I went on with friends as a guide - which I did with a lot of effort, doubts and perseverance - were much needed to build my experience. Still, they also gave me a lot of joy, and I was able to pursue them while laughing and creating beautiful moments shared.

My experience and terrain knowledge will allow you to move safely and enjoy your time, without a promise of the summit but of sharing a privileged and unique moment in the mountains.

Finally, I'm a fully certified IFMGA mountain guide.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

SNGM | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Pontarlier, France


What people are saying about Benjamin Soufflot

Dominic Inman

5.00

January, 2022

A great day out exploring the off piste of the Portes de Soleil. Benjamin was friendly, professional and tailored the day to our needs perfectly. I would definitely recommend him as a mountain guide to help further your off piste and ski touring skills. He offers trips in the Portes de Soleil, Chamonix and Verbier. I’ll be looking him up for sure next year. Thanks Ben

Guillaume Bregentzer

5.00

January, 2022

Thanks to the site, we had a rapid proposal for a guide, who quickly tool contact with us. He chose a trip adapted to the competences of the family and remained very diligent during the full trip. Great experience !

Stefan Twickler

5.00

January, 2022

Ben was a great Guide. I can fully recommend him. I had a great day. I can also recommend him for people who are little bit scared. He stays calm and show you how to move on and give you convidence. Thank you

Dominic Ord

5.00

March, 2020

An excellent guide, who planned an amazing route and combined technical instruction with local knowledge to provide a very enjoyable day of skiing that improved my off-piste skills and gave me confidence to try lines that I would never consider alone.

Magalie Hestroffer

5.00

September, 2019

Experience extraordinaire. De belles sensations tout au long du parcours avec des paysages juste fantastiques. Journée conclue avec un apero avec les autres membres de l'équipe. Bonne organisation de Gauthier et de ses guides et belles rencontres avec les autres randonneurs.

Timothy Matheis

September, 2019

Benjamin was our guide for a day out on Mer de Glacé. Great guide that provided useful insight in navigating the Glacier, proper techniques and even provided us an opportunity to rappel into a crevasse! Overall this was an absolutely amazing experience. I really liked how he would check in on us but was not at all overbearing. We felt like we had freedom to explore and poke around when he wasn’t giving us instruction. Just a heads up to anyone that doesn’t do heights, from the train we roped in together, climbed down a rock face approx 200m (about 650ft) on multiple steel ladders to the valley and then proceeded to hike up the glacier. I felt very secure and well supported by the group at all times. Bottom line of you are thinking about booking this experience and do not have the technical experience or equipment then I 100% recommend doing it. Will not disappoint

Françoise July-Steinville

September, 2019

Benjamin est super sympa très attentionné techniquement très compétent c'était une super journée.

Sarune Saltene

5.00

March, 2019

One week in a winter fairy tale. With a lot of fresh snow, freeriding all over the mountains, from top till the end of forests. Happy time to have such powder conditions like it was in our childhood...

Jim MacLean

5.00

January, 2019

Ben is a world class guide and my experience was so much fun. I would recommend him to any of my family or friends and will be back in the future and will request Ben.

Jim MacLean

5.00

January, 2019

Wow! I have dreamed about this vacation for 6 months and skiing the Valle Blanche was on the top of the wish list. What a killer day and a great guide

John Sullivan

5.00

January, 2019

I am really, really happy with both Explore-share.com’s service and their recommendation of guide Benjamin Souflot. Benjamin was extremely personable, and more importantly knowledgeable. Benjamin recommended where to rent ski gear and the proper gear for the day. He had crampons for my boots, ropes and other safety gear needed. I showed up at the meeting spot early, and Benjamin was already there waiting. On the gondola ride up to Aiguille du Midi, he talked safety and what to expect. When we got up to the top, it was very windy and intimidating. As Benjamin prepared the gear for our descent, he talked safety, strategy and was reassuring that it would be a fun, safe adventure. As I look down the face of the Ridgeline, I became nervous and anxious. Benjamin was very reassuring that it was going to be OK, that I was safe with him and we would make it down. Sure enough, Benjamin literally “talked me off the ledge” and we proceeded down. Benjamin was focused & guided me the entire time. Once we started skiing, Benjamin gave great instructions as to where to ski, what to expect ahead, etc. He was very knowledgeable about the mountain. When we took breaks, Benjamin shared with me interesting facts about where we were, in the mountains France, Italy, Mount Blanc, the crevasses, various peaks, history of the glacier, etc. I had a great experience! I would definitely do this trip again with Benjamin. I would also recommend this trip to anyone else with Benjamin and your company, Explore-share.com. Thank you again! -John

James Brindley

5.00

January, 2019

This was an excellent trip and Benjamin is a fantastic, experienced and friendly guide. Would strongly recommend.

Marek Teichmann

5.00

May, 2018

While we were not able to take this itinerary due to inclement weather, our guide Benjamin still managed to take us through very interesting terrain perfectly suited to our abilities, and even adjusted his schedule to find some sunny days. My son and I had a great time and learned a lot. These will be memories for a life time. Thank you!

Barron Ernst

5.00

April, 2018

Ben is a great guide and did a wonderful job with our group. He's patient and worked very well with us. I'd highly recommend him to other groups.

Frederik Heber

5.00

January, 2018

We had booked Ben for a single day and weather did not play nice: rain in the valley, snowfall and high winds on the summits. Hence, we were locked down to a single slope. Ben still made this an awesome day with lots of off-piste dives wherever possible, some avalanche training in between and good advice and powder exercises as he's simply an excellent skier. On top of that he is a great person and also available as guide in Chamonix and 4Vallee. Full recommendation!

Kévin Renier

5.00

September, 2017

The trip was simply awesome. Benja is such a great mountain professional, It was a delight to walk along his side. I would definitely recommend both the man and the guide. He provided us with good tips and a good amount of material as well. His pricing practice is well fitted and super flexible. If you're still wondering whether you want to go or not, please help yourself and go for it! Kévin

Christophe

5.00

March, 2017

Benjamin, jeune guide professionnel, confirme avec excellence que la valeur n’attend pas le nombre des années ! Nous avons pu, en sa discrète compagnie,  découvrir en toute sécurité une approche inédite et respectueuse de la montagne dans des randonnées en peau de phoque. Je me réjouis déjà de réitérer cette expérience l’année prochaine, si possible encore  avec le même guide, et avec même un degré de difficulté supérieur…

Baudouin

5.00

March, 2017

Malgré des conditions de neige médiocres notre guide Benjamin nous a permis de passer deux journées fantastiques à la découverte de sites vierges dans les Portes du Soleil.  La rando en peau de phoque fut pour nous une grande première à renouveler très rapidement.  Admirer la montagne avec un guide de qualité quoi de plus excitant dans la vie !!

Jean-Luc

5.00

March, 2017

Superbes moments passés ensemble dans les portes du Soleil, très sympa et très pro. Nous nous réjouissons de réitérer l’expérience du côté de Chamonix en ta compagnie.

Christophe

5.00

March, 2017

Nous sommes partis 2 jours avec Benjamin. C’était fantastique de découvrir une autre façon de faire du ski. Benjamin est un gars super sympa et sécurisant. On a passé deux belles journées avec lui. Un regret : Que l’on ne découvre qu’à 54 balais la randonnée à ski. Qui sait !! On prendra peut-être goût à l’alpinisme à 70 ans. Merci à Explore-Share.com de nous avoir présenté Benjamin. Il est sûrement à conseiller à d’autres candidats.

Romain

5.00

January, 2017

Nous avons passé une excellente journée avec Benjamin sur le domaine des Portes du Soleil. Malgré des conditions d'enneigement difficiles, il est parvenu à nous trouver de belles descentes. Très pro et à l'écoute de nos envies, Benjamin nous a fait découvrir des recoins cachés dont il a le secret. De plus, ses conseils techniques en pente raide ont été très utiles. Entre des combes bien préservées, de la peau de phoque et une Via Ferrata avec les skis sur le dos, la journée a été remplie d'émotions. Je le recommande vivement !

Gaspard

5.00

February, 2016

Malgré le peu de neige et une station de Chamonix bien peuplée, Benjamin a réussi a nous trouver de chouettes itinéraires de rando, a l'écart des foules et au milieu d'une nature splendide. Ses bons conseils nous ont aussi été d'une grande aide lors de montées en peaux de phoques plus techniques. Très sympathique et posé, Ben est un guide de montagne que nous recommandons vivement! Harald et Gaspard


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 660 Each

Group of 2

EUR 330 Each

Group of 3

EUR 227 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee




 

 

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