Train in Chamonix & climb your first 4000m on the highest peak in Italy
Gran Paradiso is a beautiful 4061m peak, and is the only 4000m peak which is entirely within Italian territory. The Gran Paradiso could be therefore considered as the highest peak in Italy.
Located in the Gran Paradiso national park, it offers a challenging but beautiful ascent through picturesque landscapes rich in alpine flora and wildlife. You will also enjoy views of the majestic Mont Blanc range.
Although high, the ascent of the Gran Paradiso is not technically very demanding, making this peak the perfect introduction to high alpine climbing. On this course, you will learn the essential skills of high mountain climbing; crampon and ice axe techniques, glacier travel safety technique and rope work skills.
Prior to climbing Gran Paradiso we will take you up to two major glaciers of the Mont Blanc range; Vallee Blanche and Glacier du Trient. As part of the course you will climb two alpine peaks, Aiguille du Tour (3544m) and Gran Paradiso (4016m), and you will spent two nights in mountain huts where you can enjoy the spectacular sunsets over the snow covered alpine peaks.
You don’t need to have any previous experience in alpine climbing to join our Gran Paradiso course. However, it is essential that you are in a good physical shape, you should be able to complete a 5 hour hill hike without difficulty. Regular running, swimming or hill walking are the best forms of training for this course. If you need further advice on how to prepare for the climb, please contact us on email@example.com.
There will be maximum 4 climbers for one guide and we accept groups of maximum 8 clients on this course.