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Gran Paradiso, 3-day Mountaineering Course with Summit | France
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Gran Paradiso, 3-day Mountaineering Course with Summit

Come with IFMGA-certified guide Rob on an epic journey to the iconic peak of Gran Paradiso on a three-day climbing course that will give you an informative and thrilling experience in the amazing Alps of Italy.


TRIP TYPE

Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

3 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jun - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Summit one of the most notable peaks in the Alps.
  • Receive knowledgeable instruction from an expert certified guide.
  • Take in the awe-inspiring panoramas of a world-class mountain.

Description

Head to the top of a classic mountain and reach over 4,000 meters to summit Gran Paradiso! Discover the magic of climbing in the Graian Alps on a three-day guided program that masterfully combines technique, instruction, and fun to conquer the tallest peak located entirely within the borders of Italy!

With an extraordinarily vast and beautiful national park of the same name surrounding its peak, Gran Paradiso is a mountain that holds incredible allure for all climbers. Its location in the Graian Alps and its proximity to Chamonix and Mont Blanc make this Aosta Valley hot spot once of the top mountaineering destinations in the world.

Your program places you front and center of this lovable giant, giving you three days to enjoy pleasant Alpine training, share stories and learn from other climbers on its slopes, and successfully summiting Gran Paradiso and exploring the intricacies of the Italian Alps. From fascinating plants to unique wildlife, there is so much to find on a trip up this mountain.

Our program begins in nearby Chamonix, where we will get acquainted with each other and our surroundings, tie up any loose ends regarding the equipment and itinerary, and head off on the adventure. You can expect to see alpine forests and meadows on your way up the mountain, exploring all of the rich natural beauty of the region.

Our mountaineering experience will include some technical climbing on the summit day, including harness, crampon, and rope work. Instruction will be provided to assist and guide you in the proper and efficient use of the equipment. This is an all-out adventure – you will be having the time of your life from the valleys surrounding Gran Paradiso all the way up to the Madonna statue at its peak.

The Alps, Aosta Valley, and Gran Paradiso are an unforgettable experience that I would love to share with you. Ensuring a safe, satisfying, and all-around fun time are my main objectives, so you can be certain that this is a program will leave a lasting impression on your climbing career.

Though it may not have the technical difficulties of other high-profile mountains, Gran Paradiso should not be underestimated. Previous experience is highly valued, as is a high level of physical fitness. The sustained climbing over three days make it a strenuous journey, so you should be prepared to face the associated challenges.

For anyone with a limited amount of time, we can also embark on a shortened program that will include an ascent within two days instead of three. We will exclude the first day of the program and begin our journey by heading straight to the Col d’Entreves.

Book this amazing three-day mountaineering program NOW and climb the indomitable Gran Paradiso in Italy to satisfy your hunger for a life-changing adventure in the Alps!

I can also guide you on a five-day introductory program in Chamonix-Mont Blanc that is perfect for any budding alpinists in search of a way to break into the world of mountaineering!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

This is the price to join one of my group programs.

The price includes the guiding fee, transportation during the trip, management and planning of the trip, and possible discounted prices on rental equipment (if applicable).

The price does NOT include the mountain lifts, valley accommodation, mountain hut accommodation for both you and the guide (allow about 65 Euros for dinner, bed, and breakfast), food and drink(s), insurance, mountaineering equipment, flights, transfers, and anything not explicitly mentioned as “included.”

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: The Journey Begins

After arriving and getting acquainted, we will check our gear and begin our program. We will head into Italy and the Aosta Valley, where we will practice mountaineering techniques while reaching a 3,400-meter peak. We will then spend the night in the Torino Hut (3,370m) in preparation for our next two climbing days.

Day 2: Early Alpine Start

Beginning early, we will make our way to the Col d’Entreves for more glacier work. After a productive morning, we will head back down to Aosta Valley via the lift station for lunch and to explore the Gran Paradiso National Park. We will enjoy the alpine forest scenery before reaching the Chabod Hut at 2,750 meters. An early dinner will get us settled for the summit attempt the following day.

Day 3: Summit Gran Paradiso

We will rope up and use harnesses and crampons for our ascent. The climb along the glacier will reveal early morning views of a stunning Mont Blanc, ultimately bringing us to 3,800 meters and a substantial steep face to the summit ridge at 4,000 meters. Once we reach the peak, you will have some of the best Alpine views in Europe.

Our descent will follow a different path down to the classic Vittorio Emanuele Hut. After a celebratory visit to Pont, we will return to Chamonix and acknowledge the incredible journey we just successfully completed.

About the guide: Rob

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Rob

Mountain Guide

Languages

French | English

Certificates

BMG

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