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tomshawfrom Vittorio Emanuele Refuge-Norma Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010

tomshaw

4-00 am start Nice Grad. Approach to the Mountain. Perfect conditions, Nice scrambling on the blocky ridge busy on first (main) Summit. short ab. then off to slightly higher and quieter summit with smaller maddonna! Fantastic Views. Nothing Harder than PD.
Posted Apr 24, 2011 3:00 pm

darien17Normal Route
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2010

darien17

Waked up at 03:00,very cold day,above 3800m we entered into a storm and on around 4000m just below the summit turned back due to high winds
Posted Mar 16, 2011 10:22 am

ModiNORMAL ROUTE FROM CHABOD
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1994

Modi

WAKED UP AT 3.00 A.M., LEFT THE CHABOD HUT AT 4.00. ON TOP AT 7,30 A.M.. WONDERFUL WEATHER AND CONDITIONS.
Posted Mar 5, 2011 12:48 pm

etai101via normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 1999

etai101

oh yea 1st 4k summit the poisen is surging in the vaines and great weather
Posted Dec 20, 2010 2:07 pm

sedibaldSuperb summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010
Normal Route from Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele. Very beautiful summit!
Posted Oct 20, 2010 8:06 am

geemanNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

geeman

Beautiful weather conditions. Climbed with friends via Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele. At the rifugio we were advised to avoid the normal routing on the glacier due to patchs of raw ice on the route. We chose to bypass the lower part of the glacier and join the route that comes from rifugio Chabot.
Posted Sep 4, 2010 10:15 am

PereRamonNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

PereRamon

Climbed it from Vittorio Emanuelle hut with my wife. Great landscape, great sensations, I enjoyed it a lot.
Posted Aug 20, 2010 6:39 am

BrankoFrom refuge Vittorio Emanuele II II  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

Branko

My partner and I (leading) have climbed this wonderfull mountain from VE II hut via Ghiacciao del Laveciau. The conditions were not so good... we had a lot of wind, snowfall and low visibility. Apart of the bad weather this was a great experience and my highest peak/mountain so far.
Posted Aug 17, 2010 8:49 am

GorziFrom Vittorio Emanuele  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

Gorzi

From Vittorio Emanuele Hut.
Posted Aug 15, 2010 4:43 pm

Noah (Oregon)From Rif. Vittorio Emanuel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010

Noah (Oregon)

We climbed to the "hut" from Pont in 1:25. The next morning we woke at 4 am and left by 5 am. At 8:30 am we were on the summit. The climb was straightforward and the glacier was completely free of crevasses. The summit blocks were very airy and there was a short traverse right under the summit where I was very happy to be able to clip in with some quick-draws. The Madonna summit is small but all three of us were able to squeeze up there. The crowds were on our heels so we descended and went all the way down to the car in Pont.
Posted Aug 1, 2010 12:23 pm

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

il.rocciatore

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

secander

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

icypeak

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

boriskrielenAll 4 summits via Chabod route solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

boriskrielen

I climbed all 4 summits solo via the Chabod route: Madonna summit (4.061m), northwest summit (4.061m), middle summit (4.015m) and east summit / Il Roc (4.026m).
Posted Feb 13, 2009 8:30 am

samanTwo days, two ascents  Sucess!

saman

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!

skileraar

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

ivarth

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

Andy KennedyNormal Route  Sucess!

Andy Kennedy

Easy glacier hike, crowds and rocky pitch on the summit ridge added some interest otherwise a straight forward climb.
Posted Aug 18, 2008 11:21 am

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