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il.rocciatoreRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: july 2010  Sucess!


Climbed the normal route together with 3 friends and our guide, starting from the Rifugio Chabod. Very bad weather on the rocky part during our final push to the summit (strong wind and snow), but we all made it!
Posted Jul 25, 2010 1:59 pm

secanderNormal Route,   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009


Started from Pont parking lot at 3:00 AM. Reached the Vittorio Emanuele II Refuge by 5:00 AM and the summit by noon. Snow conditions were perfect and we experienced no difficulties whatsoever with regard to weather.
Posted Aug 4, 2009 6:16 am

Sebastian HammDay Trip from Pont  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Sebastian Hamm

The weather forecast was very bad for Sunday, so we decided to climb G.P. on a single day on Saturday.

We arrived at Pont 2 a.m., slept two hours and started from the parking at 6 a.m, summited at 12:30 p.m. and were back at Pont at 5 p.m. ... very exhausted!

Posted Aug 3, 2009 10:22 am

icypeakNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009


Went from Refuge Vittorio Emanuele II. A second attempt..first one in 2007 when we had to turn back due to a sudden storm and then on the way down, broke my ankle on the trail and was treated to a scenic heli flight to the hospital. This time, I enjoyed a beautiful climb to the summit and proudly made my own way down the mountain! Some summits a just a little sweeter than others.
Posted Jul 12, 2009 5:55 pm

Ron LeliveldVittorio emanuelle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2008

Ron Leliveld

It was a difficult climb with very blank ice but with great sunshine and a clear sky.
Posted Jul 12, 2009 5:22 am

samanTwo days, two ascents  Sucess!


I was on the top on two days following in July, 1997. On the first day my girlfriend became sick just an hour after we started from the Vittorio Emanuele hut, and returned to the house while my brother and I went up. However, we didn't reach the exact summit that day because of the big crowd and the icy rocks. We turned back just about 20 meters before the peak (horizontally), after waiting a long time for the passage to be free.
Next morning we tried again (this time I made my girlfriend eat some breakast in spite of this will and it helped :), and I guided her and my father tothe top. This time we were much faster and we reached the top before the crowd.

Five years laer, in 2002, I went there again with a bigger group, and ascended from the Chabod hut, which is a longer way, so we stopped again some meters before the Madonna because the crowd had already reached the summit from the shorter route.
Posted Nov 24, 2008 6:43 am

skileraarNormal Route from Vittorio Emanuelle  Sucess!


Busy up there.. Nice view from the top:)
Posted Sep 7, 2008 7:56 am

ivarthFrom Vittorio emanuelle refuge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2008


Climbed Gran Paradiso on July 15th.

Nice walk up the glacier, pretty good weather.

I was hesitant about checking the "Were you successful?" box because I stopped a few meters short of the Madonna summit. The summit was so heavily crowded, people were all over each other on the narrow ledges leading to the top that I did not feel comfortable and in my mind the few meters that I had left were not worth the risk. I unroped and carefully descended to safety.

In my mind I summitted the mountain so I'm happy with it :)
It was a good acclimatisation trip for Mont Blanc which I summited two days later.
Posted Aug 29, 2008 8:02 pm

yamesuFrom Pont  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008


Started from Pont and go back in one day !
Posted Aug 4, 2008 9:39 am

alex_vegaNormal route via Rif. Vittorio Emmanuele  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008


Me and my father ( at age 59 ) riched summit in bad weather conditions.. Anyway was fantastic day :-D Our first 4000 but not last!
Posted Jul 12, 2008 9:34 pm

bruno baschungnormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2008

bruno baschung

I climbed Gran Paradiso to the highest true summit (4061m) and also wento the Madonna (4058m) on same day. Not much snow. But few people venture to do the true summit! (although relatively easy (belay possible for short abseil). I climbed before 3 times only to the madonna and one time just 20 meters below (too muchj people there!)

Bruno baschung
Posted May 10, 2008 3:02 pm

CyrillGran Paradiso 4061 m  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2005


Beautiful tour to the Gran Paradiso 4061 m

photos are here: Gran Paradiso 4061 m
Posted Nov 9, 2007 10:46 am

archilocoNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 1988


Normal Route from Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele. A small and very crowded summit!
Posted Nov 4, 2007 11:59 am

singularitynormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005


the weather conditions weren't very good, but it was still possible to reach the summit via the normal route. because of the bad weather whe had no view on the summit.

Posted Oct 24, 2007 6:07 pm

BorRoute climbed: Normal route from Refuge Victora Emanuela II  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2007


In good conditions we reach the summit of Gran Paradiso. It was a bit cloudy and windy. Good mountain for aclimatization.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 1:34 pm

RenatoGNormal Route from Rif.Chabod  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007


Wonderful day! We started at 4.40 am from Chabod Hut and reached the summit at about 8.50.
Summit very crowded, cold wind: we renounced to the last 10 meters to Madonnina...
Going down from the summit, because of the growing up of temperature, the Lavenciau glacier was quite dangerous: it's still snow covered and the snow-bridge above crevasses can suddenly fall: keeep attention and start very early in the morning!!!
Posted Jul 21, 2007 4:07 pm

badylnormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007


not the best weather, especially on the summit and on the way down, we started and finished in Pont, so over 2000m up and then down:)) crowdy in the summit area and therefore dangerous, people pushing one another, I didn't like it
Posted Jul 21, 2007 6:41 am

DigitisNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2004
My first 4000, nice weather.
Posted Jul 12, 2007 5:33 pm

bc44caesarWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007


Headed up to the refuge on Saturday evening and left around 3:30am the next morning before the crowds. Reached the summit via the normal route in under 4hrs and also scrambled to the Madonna summit. Quite windy that day, but a nice, mellow route.
Posted Jul 9, 2007 12:37 pm

Joerg MarretschNormal Route, Rif. Chabod  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Joerg Marretsch

After a week of clouds and snow: Clear sky, cold wind and awesome views to the other mountains in the alps!
Posted Jul 8, 2007 8:03 am

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