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Gran Paradiso Massif

Climb of Gran Paradiso

Technical lev. : 4 / 5

Technical lev. : 4 / 5

MOUNTAINEERING INITIATION
Maximum 5 clients per guide, but this can be reduced to 3 depending on the course and mountain conditions.
You should be comfortable in mountain walking and varied terrain. Easy crampons walking on glacier.
If you have already done a glacier hike it is better but it is not mandatory: if you have good shape and good mental handling, you should have no problem.
Learning of hiking progression in High Mountain, for rather easy races and easy rescue techniques.
Example of level: an easy 4000, such as Gran Paradiso (4061 mt) - Gran Paradiso National Park

Physical lev. : 4 / 5

Physical lev. : 4 / 5

For trained sporty people, you master the sport activity of the trip you buy! Effort corresponding to approximately 1200 - 1700m of elevation gain in trekking.

 
  • 2 days
  • Participants : max 4
  • From mid June to mid September
  • Hut not included

Along with Monte Bianco, Monte Rosa and Cervino/Matterhorn, the Gran Paradiso is one of the four Giants in Aosta Valley: surrounded by the three beautiful peaks of Tresenta, Ciarforon and Becca of Montciair is one of the most sought after destinations in Valsavarenche and in the Gran Paradiso National Park.

From 190

Highlights
of the Gran Paradiso Climb:

. Small groups, maximum 4 people
. Local guides, fluent in French
. Easy ascent of a 4000 meters summit, no technical difficulty
. Discovery of the Gran Paradiso National Park
. Guaranteed comfort at the Chabod Hut, known for its warm welcome and good cuisine

The Gran Paradiso National Park 

Situated between the Aosta Valley and Piemonte, the Gran Paradiso is the highest alpine peak completely inside the Italian border, within the first Italian National Park. Along with Monte Bianco, Monte Rosa and Cervino/Matterhorn, the Gran Paradiso is one of the four Giants in Aosta Valley: surrounded by the three beautiful peaks of Tresenta, Ciarforon and Becca of Montciair is one of the most sought after destinations in Valsavarenche.
The Gran Paradiso National Park, famous in Europe due to its high number of resident Stambecchi (Ibex) and immense area allowing the study of wildlife, Flora and Fauna alike. The Gran Paradiso National Park, officially established in 1922 and famous in Europe due to its high number of resident Stambecchi (Ibex), extends over 70,000 hectares of high mountain territory. Its history is closely linked to the protection of the ibex, an animal symbol of the National Park. In fact, in 1856 King Vittorio Emanuele II declared these mountains a real hunting reserve, saving the ibex from extinction.
There are many special inhabitants in the Park and it is quite easy to meet some along the trail: the ibex is very confident and it is not difficult to see it pasturing; there are also chamois, marmots, royal eagles, and lastly the gipeto (bearded vulture) and lynx, recent acquisitions of the Park thanks to an international project of reintegration into the Alps. Among the many species of flora in the National Park is the Linnea Borealis, which took its origin in the Antartic region, and the Aethionema Thomasianum.
There is no need to be experienced botanist or wildlife specialists to discover the beauty of these places and its inhabitants: the approaching hike along the mule tracks, ancient hunting routes and communication channels between the side valleys, will lead you to the Chabod hut, at the feet of the Gran Paradiso glacier, where your adventure to reach the summit will begin!

Day 1
Valsavarenche - Night at the Rifugio Chabod (2710 mt)

The group will meet the guide at the hut Rifugio Chabod around 6:30 p.m. before dinner time. Briefing on the next days’ ascent, equipment check and a pleasant relaxing evening at the refuge.

Click on the Map below to see the departure point: you can park the car just aside the river.

Day 2
Rifugio Chabod - Gran Paradiso (4061 mt) - Rifugio Chabod

Departure from the Refuge between 4 – 5 am to begin the ascent to the peak of Gran Paradiso at 4061mt. The first hour is along a barely visible footpath, then the first easy steps on a snow covered glacier up to around 3800mt, at which point the conditions change to a mixture of easy rock and snow passages up to the peak itself. The ascent takes between 4 – 6 hours. At the summit is the awarding breathtaking panorama, unique due to it’s central high position.The descent will be on the same route and it takes between 2 - 3 hours depending on the group. Once back at the hut, you can enjoy a nice pasta before heading back down the valley again (you can also choose to spend one more night at the hut on yourself - to be organised upon booking).  

Arrival

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190

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190

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190

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190

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285

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285

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190

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190

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190

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190

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190

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190

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225

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190

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au 09/07/2022

190

Bookings in progress

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190

Confirmed in 2 signup/s

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au 13/07/2022

190

Bookings in progress

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760

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190

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190

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190

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225

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190

Bookings in progress

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190

Confirmed in 2 signup/s

Du 26/07/2022 au 27/07/2022

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190

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au 28/07/2022

190

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190

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Du 04/08/2022 au 05/08/2022

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190

Confirmed in 2 signup/s

Du 09/08/2022 au 10/08/2022

au 10/08/2022

190

Confirmed in 2 signup/s

Du 10/08/2022 au 11/08/2022

au 11/08/2022

190

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Du 16/08/2022 au 17/08/2022

au 17/08/2022

190

Confirmed in 2 signup/s

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190

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190

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au 01/09/2022

190

Confirmed in 3 signup/s

Du 06/09/2022 au 07/09/2022

au 07/09/2022

190

Bookings in progress

Du 07/09/2022 au 08/09/2022

au 08/09/2022

190

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Du 13/09/2022 au 14/09/2022

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190

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au 15/09/2022

190

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190

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190

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* Price per person (without insurance)

Price of the Climb

  • 1 person: 500,00 €;
  • 2 people: 285,00 € per person;
  • 3 people: 225,00 € per person;
  • 4 people: 190,00 € per person.

Dates

Above are some dates we propose, but do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you wish to organise the Ascent on a different date.

The Ascent for the dates below is guaranteed with 4 participants.

If the number of participants is not reached 12 days before departure, Esprit des Guides SA will cancel the reservation and refund the payment received (3% will be kept for bank fees).
If you wish and if you agree, Esprit des Guides SA can still offer you to pay the remaining balance based on the number of participants reached (see prices above) and therefore guarantee the departure.

CLIMBING TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Hiking Goretex shoes suitable to crampons 
  • crampons 
  • walking poles 
  • iceaxe 
  • helmet.

Covid 19 Special:

  • a pair of light shoes or sleepers to walk inside the hut
  • a light sack sheet / sleeping sheet for the refuge
  • a pillowcase or light inflatable cushion for the refuge
  • hydroalcolic gel and masks

HOW TO DRESS for the CLIMB TO GRAN PARADISO

First layer on the skin:

  • (merino wool) thermal/breathable long sleeve
  • (merino wool) long thermal/breathable underwear
  • woolen warm socks

Second layer:

  • warm technical sweater
  • waterproof & windproof hiking pants

Third layer:

  • thin but warm duvet (to wear just in case of cold temperatures)

Last layer:

  • waterproof & windproof Goretex jacket

Important Additionals:

  • warm winter hat
  • buff/head-neckband
  • warm winter gloves
  • headlamp
  • suncream (protection factor 50+)
  • sunglasses
  • camera

N.B. Consider a change for when you are back to the hut (you can leave some stuff at the hut).

Tips for renting mountaineering boots:

 
When it comes to mountaineering boots, here are the types of boots you should have: Scarpa Triolet GTX
 
You can rent them at Gal Sport in Aosta or at Ravanel or Snell in Chamonix. 

Difficulty and level required for climbing Gran Paradiso

Gran Paradiso is one of the easiest 4000 peak of the Aosta Valley and it is the one that best suits people who want to approach the mountaineering world.
The ascent does not present special technical difficulties, but it is mandatory to use harness and crampons: it is necessary to have good physical training and good resistance to walk for long hours as the second day counts a total of 6 to 8 hours walk, depending on the training and speed of the group.

You should be in good physical shape without health problem, if you have any doubts contact us at 00 33 7 84 98 29 80 to discuss it, Mickaela or Jean Luc will be happy to explain more in detail the ascent to this summit.

Insurance

We recommend to have your own personal travel insurance, covering accident abroad and repatriation.

Booking

Once you have booked your place online, we will take care of booking the hut for you, no need to worry about it.

How to reach Aosta Valley

  • Via Chamonix Mont Blanc – you can reach Chamonix by train from the main French airports or from Geneva airport – then you can reach Courmayeur – Aosta Valley through the Mont Blanc Tunnel (there are buses connections from Chamonix to Aosta Valley, but if you would like to be free to move it is advisable to rent a car).
  • Via Geneva or Martigny – you can easily reach Martigny by train from Geneva airport - then you reach Aosta city center via the tunnel of Grand Saint Bernard (there are buses connections from Martigny to Aosta Valley, but if you would like to be free to move it is advisable to rent a car).
  • Via Milan/Turin airport – rent a car directly to reach Aosta via the highway;
  • Or via Bourg Saint Maurice (73700, France) - Col du Petit Saint Bernard - you can reach Bourg Saint Maurice by train from the main French airports. Once in Bourg Saint Maurice you will need to rent a car to reach the Aosta Valley via the Col du Petit Saint Bernard (2 hours drive). It's a slightly longer trip but you can save the toll at the Mont Blanc Tunnel.

If you are coming only for the climb, we can organize you a taxi to pick you up or the mountain guide can come to pick you up on the road nearby Aosta (organization upon booking).

Meeting on the first day

The group will meet the guide at the hut Rifugio Chabod around 6:30 p.m. before dinner time. Briefing on the next days’ ascent, equipment check and a pleasant relaxing evening at the refuge.

Click on the Map below to see the departure point: you can park the car just aside the river.

Budget for the Gran Paradiso Climb

THE PRICE INCLUDES

. The guiding of a UIAGM Mountain Guide of our Team;

. Use of equipment for the group (ropes, pitons, karabiners).

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

. Board and lodging at the hut for yourself and the Guide (around 55€ by person);

. The technical equipment rental, in case of need (ice axe, harness and crampons – The Rifugio Chabod rents technical equipment for about 15/20 euro per day);

. All what's not included in "the prices includes".

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