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Gran Paradiso 6-day ski touring trip

Do you want to discover the beautiful Gran Paradiso massif while enjoying great ski touring from hut to hut? Sébastien, IFMGA guide, can take you there!

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Alps

6 Days

Mar, Apr


Description

Join me in this ski touring traverse around the beautiful Gran Paradiso massif, in the Italian Alps.

During this trip, we will reach some summits as Punta Rossa (3630 m), Grand Serra (3552 m) and the mythical Gran Paradiso (4061 m). To get there, we will cross beautiful glaciers and passes, and then enjoy long off-piste descents. Besides, we will sleep in mythical refuges, as Chabod and Vicot Emmanuel II.

During this trip we will see how to:
– Progress ski touring in a glacial environment;
– Assess and manage the risks associated to this practice;
– Use the AVD, shovel and probe.

Departures 2017: April 17th and April 24th. If you want to go on different dates in March and April, it's also possible.

Did you find this proposed trip interesting? Then please contact me so we can start planning your next adventure! Another place where I love taking my clients ski touring is around the Silvretta Massif, check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Itinerary

Day 1: VIttorio Sella refuge

We meet either at Cogne (11:15AM) or at Chamonix (8:30AM) and transfer to Cogne. We check the equipment, then ascend ski touring from Cogne to the Vittorio Sella refuge (2584 m).
Duration: 4hs
D +1030m

Day 2: Vittorio Sella - Rossa refuge - Vittorio Sella

We ascend the Punta Rossa (3630 m) ski touring by the Noire pass from where we overlook the Trajoz glacier. We descend skiing off-piste to the Vittorio Sella refuge.
Duration: 6-7hs
D +/-1046m

Day 3: Chabod refuge - Serra (3552 m) - Chabod refuge

We ascend the Grand Serra (3552 m) ski touring by the Lauson glacier and the Grand Val glacier. There is a short technical passage where we have to use a rope. Then we cross to the Grand Neyron pass and descend to the Chabod refuge (2750 m).
Duration: 8-10hs
D +1000/-800m

Day 4: Chabod refuge - Paradis (4061 m) - Victor Emmanuel II refuge

We ascend the Gran Paradiso (4061 m) ski touring, technically not difficult, by the Avaciau glacier. We descend skiing off-piste by the Gran Paradiso glacier to the Victor Emmanuel II refuge (2752 m). A superb high mountain day in the heart of the Alps.
Duration: 6-8hs
D +1311/-1329m

Day 5: VIctor Emmanuel II refuge - Gran Paradiso pass (3345 m) - Becchi pass (2990 m) - Pontese refuge

We cross ski touring the south face of the massif to the Pontese refuge (2200 m), by the Gran Paradiso pass (3345 m) and the Becchi pass (2990 m). A glacial itinerary.
Duration: 5-7hs
D +1043/-1575m

Day 6: Pontese refuge - Di Teleccio pass (3304 m) - Cogne

We ascend ski touring the Di Teleccio pass (3304 m) by rather steep slopes. In some passages we have to carry the skis. It is a south face and the snow is always hard, making us wear crampons. We will go by the the foot of Bec de Valsorey, a superb granite needle. The arrival to the Di Teleccio pass is beautiful, at the foot of the Torre del Grand San Pietro. Then follows a superb descent skiing off-piste by the Di Taleccio glacier, then through the Valeille valley.
Duration: 7hs
D +1100/-1700m

 

Details

Accommodation

In mountain huts.

More info

Group size: 4 to 5 people.

I will loan you a harness and a transceiver.

Meeting point

In Cogne or Chamonix.

About the guide

IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide -
Sébastien is originally from Toulon. Before he dedicated his time fully to his passion, mountaineering, he has completed a degree in Alpine Geography.
His thirst for adventure took him from countries such as Turkey and Peru to the high mountains of Pakistan .
Since 2000, he work as a Mountain Guide in Chamonix, La Clusaz and all over the world.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

SNGM | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

La Clusaz


What people are saying about Sébastien Laurent

David Pyle

5.00

October, 2022

I had a great time climbing with Sebastien. He modified the trip because of the weather and was able to find dry rock on a wet day. Throughout the trip Sebastien not only provided plenty of climbing but also helped me on skills that I wanted to improve on.

Nathan Wangliao

5.00

September, 2022

Sebastien was a great guide! Thank you :)

Casey White

5.00

June, 2022

Sebastien was a fantastic guide, I had a great time and learned a lot. I would 100% use him again as a guide and the climbing / route choices were great as well

Antonia Mächler

3.00

February, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Robert Davis

5.00

July, 2021

Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.

Lauren

5.00

January, 2019

Gained skills and confidence in ice climbing, as well as some mountaineering skills. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Look forward to working with Seb again.

Slawek Noga

5.00

October, 2018

Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren

david guo

4.00

September, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Alexandra Robert-rodiere

5.00

January, 2017

Grâce à Sebastien L vous repoussez vos limites! Exigent mais attentif il vous amènera découvrir des paysages hors des sentiers battus...avec la cool attitude. Bref un super guide!

Pascal Le Flao

5.00

February, 2016

Une page superbe, intéressante, un guide talentueux, sympa et simple avec qui on a plaisir à partager notre passion pour la montagne. Merci Sébastien !

Pascal Le Flao

5.00

February, 2016

Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!

D'Jé Titounian

5.00

December, 2015

Super semaine avec Sébastien et Guillaume. Très partant pour refaire un stage!!!

Jorge

5.00

July, 2015

Unforgettable experience, thanks to our guide Sebastien we reached the summit, he prepared us not only with the required skills also with the psychological strength for such an emblematic summit. Also we want to thank Gauthier (from Explore-Share) for his help preparing this expedition.

Dimitri

5.00

April, 2015

It was my first ski touring experience in high montainous areas: it was just unique thanks notably to the way Sébastien managed us in a very professional way. He inspired confidence in our group while this was the very first time for three among us. Congrats.

Gilles

5.00

February, 2015

Nous avons passé trois jours entre Chamonix et La Clusaz, quelques classiques dans les aiguilles rouges et une belle journée au début du massif des Aravis. Nous avons particulièrement apprecié Sébastien pour ces choix en rapport avec notre niveau, sa patience, sa pédagogie juste quand il faut, pro et sympathique,de très bons moments en montagne, sportifs et conviviaux.

Gauthier

5.00

May, 2014

Thanks a lot Sebastien for helping us in getting ready to ascent the Mont Blanc and for letting us discover the incredible Vallée Blanche. It has been an unique experience that we will probably never forget. I hope we can climb an other mountain soon together. Take care. Gauthier

Ghislain

5.00

May, 2014

Sebastien was very professional in guiding us to the top of Mont Blanc! Great atmosphere within the group thanks to his great character. I highly recommend him for anyone wanting to clim the Mont Blanc, no matter his level. Thanks again, Sebastien!

Nicolas

5.00

May, 2014

Sébastien taught us all the bases of glacier climbing. We spent nice days with him in the Vallée Blanche and Mont-Blanc area. He was very patient and pedagogue. Thanks to him we could discover great little summit close to Aiguille du Midi!


 

 

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