The normal route of Gran Paradiso represents a fascinating and accessible ascent that opens the doors to mountaineering without involving excessive difficulty, with the goal of reaching a prestigious peak over 4,000 meters. This itinerary is suitable for all those who wish to embark on their first high-altitude experience. The ascent to the summit provides the opportunity to explore the rich and captivating Gran Paradiso National Park, with its diverse alpine fauna, and to enjoy the hospitality offered by Rifugio Chabod.
Difficulty: PD- some mountaineering difficulties on rock or snow, rock or ice slopes up to 34-40°. Technically not difficult glacier hike, but followed by an exposed snowy ridge.
Ascent time: approximately 5 hours
Elevation gain: approximately 890 meters
accompaniment of a IFMGA guide, harness and crampons rental, transfer from Gressoney to Pont Vlasavarenche, half board for the guide and the clients in the refuge
5 layers of clothing for the upper body (thermal shirt, light fleece, heavy fleece, down jacket, anorak.)
two set of gloves (soft and ski ones)
sunglasses (with 3 or 4 protection)
heavy trousers (windproof)
rigid, ankle height, waterproof boots.
two pair of ski socks
hat that covers your ears
bag sheet for the hut
sun screen & lip balm
ice axe (if are used to it)
helmet is recommended but not compulsory
1lt water bottle/thermos
harness & crampons
Please note, a sleeping bag liner is mandatory in all mountain huts.
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Mountaineering is a dangerous activity by nature, the Monte Rosa guides, all UIAGM certified, undertake to do everything possible to minimize the dangers but the risk can never be eliminated and must be accepted before registering for the our activities.
The Monte Rosa Guides will always do their best to help you achieve your goals and ensure you have the best possible experience; however you must agree to rely on their unquestionable judgment while you are in the mountains and to respect any decision they make, including the return, if it is deemed necessary. Being adequately prepared and having a minimum standard of fitness is necessary to maintain an adequate margin of safety in our activities. If, due to your physical condition or for any other reason, your guide decides that you are not ready for the activity you have chosen, you will be offered alternatives adapted to your level of preparation.
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