Gran Paradiso Course & Ascent

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Travel day, arrive Chamonix Hotel.

1

 

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.

2

 

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.

4

 

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.

5

 

Breakfast and then depart Chamonix.

Photos

 Approaching the summit of Gran Paradiso