Gran Paradiso (4061m)
Where: Aosta Valley
Technical level: mountaineering level1
Physical condition: mountaineering level 3
Duration: 2 days
Dates: made well in advance.
Meeting point: to be agreed on
This important mountain offers its most variegated face from the Valsavarenche approach. Its steep NW face flanked by glaciers of fairly gentle inclination which reach the summit by easy- ascending routes. The Gran Paradiso is the highest mountain of the Graian Alps and it is the only fully Italian 4,000mt peak.
- 2 days in the foremost Italian National Park
- An ascent to one of the most isolated 4000m peaks with no ski facilities.
- Cosy refuges and excellent cuisine in true Italian tradition.
Meet up in Pont Valsavarenche at 2pm and ascent to the Chabot or Vittorio Emanuele II Refuge.
TM: 2 / 3 h
Ascent to the peak and return to the valley.
TM 6 /7 h
Requested technical level: there are no technical difficulties but some trekking training is required.
The programme is subject to modification or interruption at the discretion of the Alpine Guide if participants’ technical abilities prove inadequate or adverse weather conditions occur.
Cost: € 170 each (group of 4 persons per Guide)
€ 620 private formula (Guide plus client)
Alpine Guide assistance, group materials.
Fee does not include:
Refuge full board and any item not specified in “Fee includes”.
The Guide’s full board expenses are debited to participants.
If itinerary changes occur which are not attributable to the organisers (e.g. bad weather, inadequate technical ability of participants, etc.) any extra costs incurred will be debited to participants.
Enrolment deadline: The Gran Paradiso Refuge reservation has to be made well in advance.
Enrolments are accepted on a non-refundable 30% down payment of total cost. The balance must be paid before the beginning of activities.
a) in front of the camping in Pont Valsavarenche
b) on request in front of the Courmayeur Tourism Office in Piazzale Monte Bianco at am
c) on request in front of Chamonix Railway Station at am
a) Pont around 3 pm
b) on request
Trekking Weekend vol. 9, Valsavarenche - Gran Paradiso (IT/ENG/FR), L’Escursionista ed.
Trekking Weekend vol. 10, Valle di Cogne - Gran Paradiso (IT/ENG/FR), L’Escursionista ed.
Vanoise Gran Paradiso IGN (National Geographic Institute) fr.
Rental possibilities: helmet, boots, harness and crampons.
Bring the bare minimum, a backpack is a must!!!!
Backpack max. 40lt
PERSONAL TECHNICAL MATERIALS
Crampons with anti-balling snow plate
High mountain boots adapted to crampons (rigid or semi-rigid sole in Vibram)
WHAT TO WEAR
Glacier/high altitude sun glasses
Turtleneck fibre top
Wind-stopper jacket or polar fleece jumper
Waterproof jacket (e.g. Gore-tex, pac-lite, conduit…)
Schoeller mountain trousers
INSIDE YOUR BACKPACK
Extra pair of mountain socks
Extra pair of light gloves
Head torch with new batteries
Small personal pharmacy (Compeed, aspirin, sun block)
Waterproof over-trousers (e.g. Gore-tex, pac-lite, conduit, k-way)
1lt thermos or flask
Toothpaste and toothbrush
Sleeping bag liner