Standing tall at 4061m, Gran Paradiso is located inside the National Park that borrows his name, set above the Italian Val d’Aosta. The area offers a welcoming southern alpine climate.
During your way up is easy to see an herd of steinbocks running next to you: the specimen is very common over there and is also the symbol of the park.
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Mountaineering Activity Detail
Beginner/Intermediate (Good level of fitness and basic knowledge of climbing techniques necessary)
Arrival at the airport and transfer to accommodation.
Initial brief, equipment check and dinner together.
7.00 am breakfast at the hotel, 8.00 departure with the car of the Alpine Guide from the hotel to Aosta Valley, target location Villeneuve, where we will take the regional road of Valsavarenche until the small village of Pont (1960 m above sea level), where it starts the excursion path to Vittorio Emanuele II Hut (2732 m).
Difference in height ascending 600m - approximate length of the activity 2-3 hours
5.00 am breakfast at the shelter, 5.30 am departure from Vittorio Emanuele II Hut, we go up on the rocky crest between the path and small rocks, moving on the moraine for all its length. We reach the altitude of 3000 m, walking on the glacier of Laveciau we move through the valley on icy slopes full of crevasses, until we reach the snowy crest close to Becca di Moncorvè. We go up on a snowy slope until a terrain with crevasses that separates the glacier from the rocky crest: with an easy climb (grade 2), we reach the summit of Gran Paradiso. The way back is on the same itinerary. We go back to Vittorio Emanuele II Hut, from there down to Pont and finally, by car, to the hotel.
Difference in height ascending 1330m - Difference in height descending 1330m – approximate length of the activity 8 hours
Packed lunch purchasable at the Hut
- Transfer from and to the Airport.
- Shelter fees for bed and breakfast. Please note that shelters have shared bathroom and rooms.
- Cablecar tickets
- Transfer to and from activity locations (where necessary).
- IFMGA Mountain Guides fees.
- No Boundaries' team smile, support & assistance.
- Meals - you pay them directly at the shelter. Most shelters accept cash only. If you don't want to bring cash or EUR currency, you can pay the meals to us and we will pay the shelters.
- Necessary equipment: Harness, helmet, axe, crampons, sunglasses, sunscreen, clothes suitable to face an environment located in high mountains, boots suitable for crampons, gloves, backpack (approximately 35L), sleeping bag.
Equipment can be provided (except boots and backpack ) for an extra charge of £25pp.
£99 deposit and £450 balance, to be paid 21 days before departure.
Pick up participants from
- Milano Malpensa Airport at 1pm.
- Milano Linate at 2pm.
- Milano Bergamo Airport at 3pm
Drop off participants at
- Milano Bergamo Airport at 12pm.
- Milano Linate at 1pm.
- Milano Malpensa at 2pm.
Please note that the schedule may change for organisational reasons or may be delayed due to traffic. In both cases, we will notify you promptly.
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What happens after my booking?
It includes useful contacts, weather forecast, recommended clothes, and other useful information. We also hold a brief on arrival at the base camp/accommodation, where we provide you with a detailed activity plan.
It is not possible for us to provide you with this information any earlier.
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