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Gran Paradiso, 5 days ski touring in Italy

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Join Mauro, a local IFMGA-guide on this rare 5-day ski mountaineering adventure on the tallest, true Italian peak with its challenging climbs, rewarding descents and spectacular views.

Group

Alps

5 Days

Mar, Apr

High

Advanced


Highlights

* Ski the tallest peak on Italian territory

* Enjoy impressive views of the National Park

* Develop your skills in a challenging environment

Description

Skiing the legendary Gran Paradiso is an “icing on the cake” experience for any seasoned ski mountaineer, as it is the highest peak entirely on Italian territory. It towers 4000m over sea level and deserves a special place on the curriculum of anyone who wants to call themselves a ski mountaineer!

I will guide you through this beautiful, wild and vast territory. We won’t encounter many other skiers so you’re in for a very special treat on this star of the Italian Alps. The route we will take is surrounded by the peaks that make up the National Park of the Gran Paradiso (spectacular view!) and is very demanding, both for the ascents and descents.

Each day we will begin at the refuge where we spent the previous night, perform a climb of 900-1350m and enjoy a beautiful, new descent before ending the day at the next refuge.

This is a great opportunity to develop your already good ski technique and mountaineering expertise in the use of ice axe and crampons, as the tour’s estimated difficulty is MSA/BSA (medium/good ski mountaineer) and not for the faint of heart! Some parts of the tour will require the use of ropes, ice axe and crampons to proceed safely through this challenging and rewarding mountaineering adventure.

If you’re up for a true ski mountaineering challenge, I invite you to book this very special tour on the tallest gem of the Italian Alps and enjoy some unmatched skiing adventures.

If you’re interested in an alpine climbing excursion in the Italian Dolomites Mountains, have a look at my Alpine climbing in the Dolomites, 6 days in the Sella group  tour!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

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

Not included in the price of the tour: bed and breakfast plus dinner in the mountain huts, potential trips back by taxi, equipment . Transportation to and from location to be divided amongst the participants.


Itinerary

Day 1: Valnontey-Vittorio Sella

From Valnontey to the rifugio Vittorio Sella (vertical height gain 900 m).

Day 2: Vittorio Sella-Gran Serra-Chabod

From the rifugio Sella ascent to the Gran Serra and descent to the rifugio Chabod. (vertical height gain 1350 m,  vertical drop 1160 m)

Day 3: Chabod-Gran Paradiso-V. Emanuele II

From the rifugio Chabod ascent to the Gran Paradiso and descent to the rifugio V.Emanuele II. (vertical height gain 1300 m, vertical drop  1330 m)

Day 4: V. Emanuele-Colle del Gran Paradiso-Pontese

From the rifugio V.Emanuele ascent to the Colle del Gran Paradiso and descent to the rifugio Pontese. (vertical height gain 1000 m, ​​​​​​​vertical drop 1380 m)

Day 5: Pontese-Punta Ondezana-Lillaz

From the rifugio Pontese ascent (several options) to the Punta Ondezana and descent to Lillaz (vertical height gain 1300 m, vertical drop 1900 m)

 

Details

More info

Personal equipment needed: Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, harness, crampons, ice axe.

Meeting point


About the guide

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Mauro

4.90

(8)

Mountain Guide

Certified mountain and ski guide and is directing since 15 years the Mountain School Mmove (former Friends of Arco). In the past, his passion had driven him for weeks to the solitude of the Alps, of Patagonia, or of the icy heights of the Karakorum to climb famous walls and peaks and open up new routes.

Today his priorities have moved. He wants to share his enthusiasm for the mountains - while working with his guests and in his spare time with his sons, as his father has once done with him. Mauro Girardi is very proud on its enthusiastic and highly qualified team of local Mountain-and Ski Guides, Hiking Guides and office employees. Mmove is not just a mountain school, but is a steadily growing circle of friends, who would like to realize great experiences. We like to Mmove it !!

Mmove is the only mountain school in the Alto Garda region with a guaranteed weekly program and activities for all tastes and the whole family.

The team is formed by 8 IFMGA/UIAGM Guides, so if Mauro is not available, one of the other highly qualified members of the team will be the guide.

Languages

Italian | German | English

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What people are saying about Mauro

Pepijn

5.00

This was a good trip. I joined with my 7y/o daughter who has no climbing experience. She had a good time. Although I am not sure how to change this, from my personal perspective, the trip would have been even better if there would also be a bigger challenge for adults.

Rutger

5.00

Gabriel was an excelent guide!! Very friendly, helpfull, calm and relax guide! We really enjoyed the trip. We started with a more easy route on day one to measure our level. On day two and three the difficulty was gradually increased acoording to our skills.

Jan-Dirk

5.00

We as a team of Base lifestyle had a fantastic day under your guidance. The 3 guides are professional and very helpful. And what is also important to experience a beautiful day, lots of humor and many smiling faces. We are grateful to you for the successful day. Next year again, see you then. Greetings, Jan-Dirk

Gilad

5.00

Hi. According to your recommendation, we canceled the family ferrta ( too hot for 5 years old girl) Please let me know what about the refund Thank

Darci

5.00

Matteo was Awesome. My family had a wonderful day trekking and exploring the beautiful country! Wish we were spending more time In The area so we could spend another day exploring with you!


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