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ZurbriggenNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


Climbed the North Face of Grand Paradiso from Refugio Chabod. Started at 3:00 in the morning and summited at 8:00. Back via normal route. Several parties on the route, which was in excellent conditions. Some even decented it on skies. Fantastic weather with clear skies and allmost no wind. A great first north face experience.
Posted Jul 5, 2007 5:27 pm

NikmanSolo up there  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2004


Solo to the summit on a cloudy day. Much snow and no crevasses on the normalroute.
I carried snowblades up there, but didn´t use them going down, because the visibility became worse during the day, so skiing down was not a good idea.
Posted May 6, 2007 5:13 pm

bartsNormal route
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006
Unfortunately, my climbing mate had broken leg so we had rescue action
Posted May 6, 2007 8:10 am

aquariuszSuccesful climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006


We climbed Gran Paradiso in bad weather conditions after tenting above the refuge.
Such a pity we didn't have a nice panorama.
Definitely worth to climb it :)
Posted Aug 27, 2006 3:55 pm

morceauxVia old glacier route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2006


Agree with Julesblaidd, adding that we jumped both bigger crevasses instead of wading through them using the ladder there... The climb was great and enjoyable, the weather was fortunately fair, the clouds only prevented us to see further mountains.
On descent we just passed the bergschrund, when we spotted huge blocks of rock falling down from the summit block - just from where we were eating some 15 minutes ago...
Posted Jul 30, 2006 9:58 am

julesblaiddfrom Vittorio Emanuelle refuge, on the glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2006


The icy bottom of Gran Paradiso glacier was 40-45° steep so we did an easy ice-climbing... :-) It was fun. There were two "bigger" crevasses on the glacier and some smaller.
The route is very long but in nice weather it's beautiful... in bad weather it sucks... We fortunatelly had sunshine and blue sky. :-)
Posted Jul 29, 2006 1:43 am

HuberschwillerFirst on the summit this day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006


I climbed from Vittorio Emmanuele over the central moraine and ridge of the Gran Paradiso glacier.Great environment, but soft snow without catches along the ridge!I reached the summit in 4 hours from the hut. I used the normal route as way down.
Posted Jul 16, 2006 6:32 am

CorvusNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006


Good weather and snow.
Posted Jul 3, 2006 9:49 pm

JanVanGenkNormal route via Rif. Vittorio Emmanuele  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006


Started at the parking area in Pont and did it in one push right up to the summit. The weather was good when I started. But then... Lightning, rain, blizzard, whiteout - got it all on the way up. Reward - I was the first one to summit that day;)
Posted Jun 19, 2006 7:16 am

bbirtleNormal on Ski from V. Emanuel II Hut  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2006


Bright sunny warm day, very little wind. Could you ask for better? Well crap snow conditions... refrozen slush transitioning into windbuffed satstrugi.

Took three hours and some change for the climb up and around an hour on the way down, mostly because I had to take off the skis and bushwack the last bit in the thick forest without snow cover.

Hey if you do this one, make sure climb the REAL summit. I made fun of a guide that was ferrying 11 clients to the fake summit wit the little Mother Mary on the top. It isn't the the summit and you miss out on the best climbing, which is in between there and the real summit, 20 minutes or so of scrambling away.
Posted Apr 20, 2006 4:42 pm

Jeroen VelsNormal route from Chabod  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2001

Jeroen Vels

As part of a climbing course I scaled my first 4000 m peak. It's a nice tour, easy and very crowded.
See also my website here.
Posted Mar 28, 2006 2:20 pm

turistoalpinistaRoute from Ref. Vittorio E. II.,nice ascent,but maybe a little boring...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2005


Started from bivouac above Refuge V.E. II.My first mountain over 4000m...Good aspect,perfect weather...
Posted Mar 14, 2006 3:44 pm

ArioBoth Summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2004


Didier and I, sharing leadership, left Refugio Vittori Emanuele II and switched to the Ghiacciao del Laveciau route and reached both the traditional "Madonna" and the actual summit, farther north, in a perfect weather day.
Posted Mar 11, 2006 4:11 pm

OlafRoute Climbed: Normal Route, Rifugio Chabod Date Climbed: July 5, 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful day but strong wind. Reached the summit in less than 5 hours from Refugio Chabod. First 4000 meter summit!!!!
Posted Dec 7, 2005 3:47 pm

KRZYSRoute Climbed: Normal route from Refuge Victora Emanuela II Date Climbed: 4.07.2004  Sucess!


I’m glad this ascent which was my first 4000m-peak
Posted Dec 4, 2005 9:50 am

Greg GarrardRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 25 August 1998  Sucess!

Greg Garrard

I hiked this mountain in the summer of 1998 as a member of 'Alpine Ram', a 15 man British Army Expedition climbing in France and Italy. It was truly the highlight of our trip. After a very early start from Rifugio V Emanuele, we summited at approximately 11:OOam. There was only light low lying cloud in the valleys, so we had a fantastic panoramic view, with Mont Blanc off in the distance. I would highly recomend this to anyone who is going to be in the area, and are looking for a rewarding challenge.
Posted Nov 14, 2005 1:58 pm

EQUUSRoute Climbed: ordinary route Date Climbed: 4 of Jul 2004  Sucess!


My son has did it with me as 11years old boy.

Nice Sunday
Posted Nov 7, 2005 9:10 pm

albertofangaRoute Climbed: normal route from Vittorio Emanuele II hut Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!


My first 4000 in a beatiful sunny day!
Posted Nov 6, 2005 12:52 pm

Attila the HunRoute Climbed: From Vittorio Emanuel Hut Date Climbed: 20th September 2005  Sucess!

Attila the Hun

My first 4000 m peak too. Excellent weather. Nice climb.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 7:25 am

landrovalRoute Climbed: the north face Date Climbed: 28 august 2005  Sucess!


My first "4000"! That was uncredible, really.
Posted Sep 23, 2005 4:29 pm

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