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Piccolo and Gran Paradiso Piccolo and Gran Paradiso

Piccolo and Gran Paradiso


One of the most challenging routes to the summit of the Gran Paradiso, the only four-thousander entirely within Italy.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

DAY

Difference in altitude: 890 m
Ascent time: 2 hours
Meeting point: Pravieux (Valsavarenche, AO) for equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

We will hike to the Chabod hut where we will enjoy a meal and stay the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 890 m
Ascent time: 2 hours
Meeting point: Pravieux (Valsavarenche, AO) for equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

We will hike to the Chabod hut where we will enjoy a meal and stay the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,300 m
Ascent/descent time: 10-12 hours

From the hut, we will take the trail that leads to the Leviona Valley, before turning towards the Becca di Montandayné. Once we reach the glacier, we head towards the Montandayné Pass (Colle di Montandayné), climbing snow and ice-covered slopes at an incline of up to 45° for 400 m. Once we’re past the bergschrund on the left, a steep slope leads to the pass itself (3,723 m). The snowy ridge will then lead us to the peak of the first spire (Punta Vaccarone), where we might be able to take the crampons off. Going around the next series of spires, we will go up bypassing the difficulties, mostly on the Cogne side, even with the help of some abseiling.
From the top, the way down leads over snow and rock to the Colle del Piccolo Paradiso, where a snowy ridge will take us to the culmination of the north face route, and on to the summit of the Gran Paradiso (4,061 m). The descent will follow one of the normal routes.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,300 m
Ascent/descent time: 10-12 hours

From the hut, we will take the trail that leads to the Leviona Valley, before turning towards the Becca di Montandayné. Once we reach the glacier, we head towards the Montandayné Pass (Colle di Montandayné), climbing snow and ice-covered slopes at an incline of up to 45° for 400 m. Once we’re past the bergschrund on the left, a steep slope leads to the pass itself (3,723 m). The snowy ridge will then lead us to the peak of the first spire (Punta Vaccarone), where we might be able to take the crampons off. Going around the next series of spires, we will go up bypassing the difficulties, mostly on the Cogne side, even with the help of some abseiling.
From the top, the way down leads over snow and rock to the Colle del Piccolo Paradiso, where a snowy ridge will take us to the culmination of the north face route, and on to the summit of the Gran Paradiso (4,061 m). The descent will follow one of the normal routes.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
2 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
high
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
good
cuori
PERSONS
utente
max 1 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/06 to 30/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
2 Days
high
good
max 1 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/06 to 30/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

1000 € fee per person with 1 participant
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20/day per person while supplies last
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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