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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

yamesuFrom Pont  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008

yamesu

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

alex_vega

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

Cyrill

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

archiloco

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

singularity

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

Bor

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

RenatoG

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

badyl

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

bc44caesar

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

ZurbriggenNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

Zurbriggen

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

Nikman

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

aquariusz

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

morceaux

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

julesblaidd

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

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