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Grand Paradiso National Park
Grand Paradiso National Park

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 RANGES

Alps

DURATION

6 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Mar, Apr

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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.

Details

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  • 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.

About the guide: -PeaksHunter

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-PeaksHunter

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Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.

We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!

- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.

- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.

- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.

- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.

- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.

- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!

Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!

Let’s plan your next mountain project together!

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What people are saying about -PeaksHunter

Martin

5.00

Hello Basically I am satisfied with the whole organization, because in the end everything worked as expected, whereby the guide had a big part in the success! Unfortunately, the information regarding equipment was unclear in advance and sometimes varied, which didn't make it any easier for a beginner like me. In general, the flow of information was rather slow, but towards the end it was sufficient and quick. In general, I would recommend that you revise the list of necessary equipment! Above all, it should be clear what the guest has to bring (with a distinction between "must" and "recommended"), what is provided by the organizer and what could be rented if necessary. Of course, this is not easy to accomplish, as the necessary equipment also depends on the conditions. Best wishes and continued success with the organization of ski trips! Martin

Alex

5.00

Great service. Above and beyond expectations. Abigail went the extra mile to make my trip happen, after hours and at very short notice. It would not have been possible without her. Highly recommended.

Chris

5.00

Silvia was fantastic in helping get everything set up, from recommending accommodations and buses to organizing the meet-up with my guide. Mateo was a great guide, found the perfect route for my experience and skill level. A truly amazing experience that I didn't think would be possible.

Ian

5.00

A very well organised trip by both parties, we will define use again for future trips 🙂

Evan

5.00

Had a blast with Elis from Peakshunter. We enjoyed the climbing quite a bit, and Elis was kind and helpful, and the views at Albard di Bard were amazing! We had never done multi pitch climbing before and he made it a really fun time for us.

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