Gran Paradiso Course & Ascent

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Travel day, arrive Chamonix Hotel.



Meet guide early morning. Gear check and briefing.  Drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel and down the Val Veny (valley) before hiking and climbing a via ferrata to access the Monzino Hut (2,580m/8,465ft). Spend the afternoon practising crampon skills on the Brouillard Glacier under the south face of Mont Blanc.



Go over crampon, ice axe, rope and glacier travel skills before descending the via ferrata back down to Val Veny and a night in the Cau Uget or Rifugio Mont Bianco.



Rise early and climb via the West Flank, 5 to 6 hours, to summit of Gran Paradiso (4,061m/13,323ft) where you can take in the amazing views across to the Mont Blanc Massif before your return to Chamonix.



Breakfast and then depart Chamonix.


 Approaching the summit of Gran Paradiso