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Gran Paradiso 7-day splitboarding traverse

Let Edy, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, take you on this Gran Paradiso 7-day splitboarding traverse to explore an amazing area of the Alps.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration7 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified

Description

This Gran Paradiso 7-day splitboarding traverse will take up and across one of the most beautiful sections of the Alps!

Gran Paradiso (4061 m) is a mountain located in the Graian Alps, in the north of Italy, in between the Aosta Valley and the Piedmont. During this 7-day adventure I’ll guide you through its breathtaking surroundings and all the way to its summit, so you can enjoy riding spectacular powder lines all along the way!

The program starts in Courmayeur, where we’ll meet and I’ll explain you a few safety measures and how the next few days we’ll go by. The next morning you’ll learn a bit about avalanches procedures, such as the use of transceivers.

The adventure will start in Val di Rhemes, from where we’ll ride to our first mountain hut, the Benevolo, where we’ll spend the night. Then we’ll spend the next 3 days climbing peaks with the help of our skins, going across glaciers and riding deep powder, always surrounding by the vast Alps scenery.

The most amazing feature of this trip will be climbing to the top of Gran Paradiso, where you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view from the surroundings and get ready to enjoy an amazing ride down.

This 7-day splitboarding traverse is a great way to discover the beautiful Gran Paradiso. Send me a request now and we’ll start organizing your trip!

And remember that we welcome both snowboarders and skiers.

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Accommodation

Mountain huts and local hotel

Meeting point

Courmayeur, Italy

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

  • Meeting at Courmayeur
  • Evening briefing
  • Overnight at the valley

Day 2: Val di Rhemes

  • Equipment organization
  • Safety session of avalanche procedure and the use of transceivers
  • Transfer to Val di Rhemes
  • Skiing in to Refuge Benevolo
  • Ascent to hut (600 m ascent – 3 hours)
  • Overnight at the hut

Day 3: Pta Basei

  • Climb to Pta Basei
  • Ski descent to Chivasso Hut
  • 1,200 m ascent / 900 m descent – 5 to 6 hours
  • Overnight at the hut

Day 4: Traverse near to Piedmont border

  • Hig level traverse close to the Piedmont border, through 3 glaciers
  • Arrival at the Vittorio Emanuele Hut
  • 800 m ascent / 700 m descent – 6 hours
  • Overnight at the hut

Day 5: Gran Paradiso

  • Ascent to Gran Paradiso (4,061 m)
  • Return to the Vittorio Emanuele Hut
  • 1,350 m ascent + descent / 6 hours
  • Descent to Pont – Overnight at a local hotel

Day 6: Cima di Entrelor

  • Skin up to the Cime di Entrelor
  • Long descent to Rhemes Notre Dame
  • Transfer to Courmayeur
  • 1,400 m ascent / 1,700 m descent / 7-8 hours

Day 6: Departure

  • End of program
  • Departure from Courmayeur


About the guide

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I was born in 1966. I was an aspirant Mountain Guide from 1986 and a Mountain Guide (IFMGA) as from 1989. In 1988, I joined the Mountain Guides company of Courmayeur, which was the 1st Italian guiding company and the 2nd in the world in 1850. From 1995 to 2001, I had the role of leading guide with as main function the coordination of the work and the promotion of the guiding programs we were organising.
From 1986, I worked in the Mountain Rescue Team of the Aosta Valley. I became a Mountain Rescue Instructor in 2000. As a mountain guide, I practice a lot mountaineering, rock climbing, off-piste skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing, etc.
The past 22 years, I have climbed with my clients many classic routes in the Alps, of mixed, ice and rock; I have climbed the mountains of South America (Aconcagua in Argentina, Cordillera Blanca in Peru, trekking in Torres del Paine in Chile and Fitz Roy in Argentina, the slopes of Alpamayo Pequeno, Sajama, Huayna Potosi, in Illimani Bolivia, Cayambe, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo in Ecuador). Each year, I keep on travelling the Andes with clients and friends to discover new mountains to satisfy the desire of mountaineering.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 897 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Lifts tickets

- Transport during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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