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Gran Paradiso 4061m

Just after dawn on the glacial ascent of the Gran Paradiso (4061m)

Mont Blanc and the Grandes Jorasses visible beyond

The Gran Paradiso North Face (left) & Glacial Route from Chabod Hut (right)

 

The ascent of the Paradiso from the Vittorio Emanuelle Hut

 

A superb finale and narrow snow ridge to summit the Gran Paradiso

 

Fine early summer (late June) conditions on the Paradiso North Face

About a dozen teams on or about to start the North Face with some teams climbing the whole thing in 1 hour.

Topping out on the Gran Paradiso North Face

After a longer, tougher ascent in icier conditions later in the summer

The Fine Gran Paradiso Eastern Summit Ridge, Italian Alps

Mont Blanc & Grandes Jorasses in the background

Trekking up the snow covered glacier roped together

Early on the glacial ascent of the Gran Paradiso with Mont Blanc in the north

Ibex Play Fighting in the Gran Paradiso National Park

Ibex Play Fighting in the Gran Paradiso National Park

Alpine Gentian in the Grand Paradiso National Park

Alpine Gentian in the Grand Paradiso National Park

The Loneliness of the Alpine Mountaineer!

An atmospheric dawn arrives on a snowy May snowshoe ascent of the Gran Paradiso

The Classic Alpine Summit Ridge of the Gran Paradiso (4061m)

With just a few exposed steps remaining before reaching the summit.

Stunning Views of the Italian Alps from the Gran Paradiso

This tiny snowy col is just before the start of the summit ridge and peers down the Val Nontey towards Cogne.

Peter & Kaela Negotiating the Fine Exposed Summit Ridge of the Gran Paradiso

On the last weekend the huts are open (mid September) of the summer 2013 season. Conditions remain good however on both routes and we arrange Paradiso trips throughout the autumn (on foot) and in the spring (on skis).

Monte Viso (3841m) Was a Fine Companion on the Southern Skyline

During our ascent of the Gran Paradiso in good conditions. Mid June 2014

Autumn Ascent of the Gran Paradiso

Good conditions and a remote feel to the climb from the pleasant 'winter room' at the Chabod Hut

The Mont Blanc Massif on the Northern Skyline

Monte Bianco from Gran Paradiso

Gran Paradiso Base Camp

The Lovely Chabod Hut Below the Paradiso N. Face

Heading for the Valsavarenche

On the Descent & Traverse of the Gran Paradiso

Genuine Marriage Proposal - And Acceptance - On Our Gran Paradiso Weekend

The Italian Hitch & Congratulations to our recently engaged couple. Yes, are Climb Gran Paradiso courses really are that good!

Team Photo on the Gran Paradiso Summit

Team Paradiso Summit Celebration with the Madonna

Anna On The Summit Of Tresenta 3609m

This fine mountain is nestled between 2 larger neighbours. The Gran Paradiso to the North & Ciaforon further south with it's North Face visible in the background here. Tresenta can be climbed from the Vittorio Emanuelle Hut on the 3rd day of our 3 Day Gran Paradiso trips.

The Wilder NE Side Of Gran Paradiso From Mont Emilius

The extensive Tribolazione glacial flank can be seen below the Paradiso summit with the high alpine ridge continuing Northwards to the Gran Serra (3552m) and La Grivola (3969m) on the right

At The Head Of The Valsavarenche

The enjoyable November snowy ascent to the winter room at the Vittorio Emanuelle Hut. Good conditions in early November 2015

'The Stables!' The Winter Refuges At The Vittorio Emanuelle Hut

A comfortable base, especially if the hut is quiet and you can use the first stable which has the wood burning stove in! There are lots of beds & blankets in the other stables but you need to take stove, gas, pan and your food etc.

Sun Rise Beyond The Vittorio Emanuelle Hut

The winter stables are just visible on the left of the picture. The main hut is closed during the autumn & winter seasons but there are plenty of beds in the stables which are left open when the main hut is closed.

Autumn Dawn Arrives On The Gran Paradiso

On the Vittorio Emanuelle route just after dawn in early November 2015