started 4:00, it took us 5 hours to reach the top (party of three). While descending one of us slipped at the end of the glacier and was wounded so that we had to call a helicopter to take the injured to Aosta. Thanks to all helpers and the crew of the medical service.
Route Climbed: Rif. Chabod (ascend and descend) Date Climbed: 29/07/2001
We climbed the Gran Paradiso in two groups of five. We started at 4h30 and reached the summit at 9h15. We even had the possibility to go the Madonna. Only the last part on the summit ridge was difficult because of the crowd that want to go to the Madonna. Just this, it was my first, but certainly not last 4000 m peak.
Route Climbed: NORMAL ROUTE Date Climbed: 14, September 1998
My first ice climbing experience! And my first 4000 meters! With a guide and two people from Belgium I have reached the peak from refuge Vittorio Emanuele in about five hours. Good weather but very very cold!