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Grand Paradiso National Park 6-day splitboarding tour

Join one of our IFMGA/UIAGM - UVGAM certified guides on a unique 6-day splitboarding tour in Grand Paradiso National Park in Valgrisenche, Italy!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Grand Paradiso National Park, after its namesake mountain, is a stunning Italian national park in the Alps. It is located between the Piedemonte and Aosta regions, and a favorite for winter sports! On this 6-day splitboarding tour, we will explore the Grand Paradiso peak and all its surrounding stunning beauty!

Our adventure will kick off in Aosta where we will meet for an equipment check. Then, we will head off to Valgrisenche where the splitboarding action begins! Every day, we will explore different areas of the National Park as we delve into the heart of this mountainous wonderland. Glaciers, ridges, slopes and more are all part of the journey! Then, of day 5 of our trip, we will head to the Grand Paradiso summit at 3100m. Finally, on our last day, we will enjoy our descent back to our pick-up location.

We will be out in the mountains for 6 days, and every day we will be doing a lot of physical activity. Consequently, we will need you to have a good fitness level, and some previous splitboarding experience. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you every step of the way!

Would you like a piece of paradise? Then book your place now and join me on a 6-day splitboarding trip to the Grand Paradiso National Park in the Alps!

We also offer a splitboarding tour from Monte Rosa to the Matterhorn!

Details

Accommodation

In the mentioned mountain huts. More information will be provided once you get in touch with me.

Disclaimer

The guide reserves the right to change any route or activity program based on conditions (weather, accessibility, hut) and participants’ fitness level.

More info

- Research and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days. Hiring of any personal equipment (avalanche beacon, shovel and probe): €15 per person. - The mountain guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) are not included in the final price and must be covered by participants. - Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners, without any liability attributable to the mountain guide.

Meeting point

In the Aosta Valley.


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Itinerary

Day 1: The Bezzi Hut

We will meet in Aosta at 11 AM and do an equipment check. Then a transfer will take us to Valgrisenche. Once there, we will begin walking along a dam, on the road that will take us up to Usellieres, at 1,780 m. From there we will climb to the Bezzi Hut, following a farm road that becomes a hiking trail. The vertical drop of this leg is moderate, but the distance is about 8-10 km. Overnight stay in the hut.

Day 2: The Benevolo Hut

We’ll leave the hut in direction to the Glairetta Glacier so that we can get to the Bassac Deré Pass (3,082 m). Then, we will climb to Becca Della Traversiere and go down by the Goletta Glacier to reach the Benevolo hut (2,285 m), where we’ll spend the night.

Day 3: The Chivasso Hut

From the Benevolo hut we will climb up to the col Nivolettaz. From there, we’ll go along a broad ridge until we reach the end of the Basei Glacier. We’ll take off the splitboards and go the last few meters over rocks to get to Punta Basei (3,338 m). Back on the glacier, we put the splitboards on again and go down along the Basei Glacier. Finally,  we will reach the Chivasso hut (2,600 m) where we spend the night.

Day 4: Vitorio Emanuele Hut

Once we leave the hut we’ll cover the wide slopes leading to Colle di Punta Foura. A long diagonal will then bring us to the Grand Etret Glacier. After, we will  go back to the Vittorio Emanuele Hut (2,735 m) passing by the base of the Becca Di Montciair and the Ciarforon. When we reach an altitude of 2913 meters, a fast descent will take us to our hut for the night.

Day 5: Grand Paradiso Summit Day!

From the hut we go back along the moraine up to the glacier of Gran Paradiso (3,100 m). Some steep slopes alternating with gentle stretches will lead us to the “Schiena dell’asino” where we’ll find the trail that climbs from the Chabod Hut. After, we will continue towards the col of Montcorve and after a steep stretch, the slope will decrease up to the last rocks. We will remove the splitboards and follow an easy ridge for about 80 meters until we reach the top of Gran Paradiso (4,061 m), where there is a statue of the Virgin Mary. Once we have our splitboards back on we will go down along the Laveciau glacier to reach the Chabod hut (2,750 m).

Day 6: Last Day!

From the hut we will climb towards the Sberna Camp (3,400 m), which is on the East peak of Grand Neyron. We’ll go down along the ascent route to pass by the Chabod Hut from where we’ll ski on wide slopes. Finally, we’ll arrive at the larch forest that in a few turns will take us to the parking lot where this amazing tour ends.


About the guide

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Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.

Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.

We want to build a strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.

Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!

Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2160 each

Group of 2

EUR 1080 each

Group of 3

EUR 780 each

Group of 4

EUR 630 each

Group of 5

EUR 540 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee


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