My first "4000"! That was uncredible, really.
Cold but clear day !!!
Good weather,easy walk up...great views.
Very nice 4000m peak, our first one.
The normal route was very iced, so we climbed up the morene to the left of the normal route and had a very nice walk up to the Gran Paradisio glacier. Reached the summit in 4 hours and were the first on top that day. This ment no trafficjam on the summit!
The view is superb !!! Mont Blanc, Mont Viso, etc..
Jack and Filiep from Belgium.
Very nice mountain in a beautifull national park. The weather here in Italy was very good instead of the bad weather in Chamonix. Our original plan was to climb the Mont Blanc but this one was a very good alternative. Not so high but in a splendid environment with no big tourist attractions! It was only a pitty that the top was very crowded due to the bad weather in the Western Alps. We staid in as well Victor Emannuel and the Chabot hut but the latter is definitely the best one to stay!
A long hard day, cold and windy, but also my first alpine four-thousander. It was a pity not to have more time to enjoy the summit sights, but...
By the way: yes, I shared this climb and the rope with Rafa Bartolome (in case no-one had imagined so)
magnific mountain, great alpine observatory. Very hard day with strong wind but it was my first 4000m in the Alps.
Quick climbing. in a nice day
We reached the top in 3:10 then long queing for the final 40 meters.
Valerio Daniele Luigi
Very nice, not difficult. The way back is a little long.....
See my trip report and pictures here:
During the very sunny day the summit was reached exactly at noon.
Reached the summit from Vittorio Emmanuele in 4,5 hours. Nice tour. Beautifaul environment. And alone on the summit with my climbing mate! Absolutely recommendable in spring, less people. We used snowshoes, that worked perfectly. So you don't need to be able to ski for this mountain in spring. See also: www.climbingtours.net
Started from a bivouac place about 2900 m. high on the right bank of the glacier. Got first to the top that day, fine weather, a lot of people were to get there, as usual.
Stayed a while on Becca di Moncorvé, nearby and had a quiet nap...
Very looooooooooong and not eterogeneous route. No more in my life!!!!!!
Very long route. First day from valnontey 6-7, hours to Biv Pol. Never seen anyone else(only two of us). Second day started 4am across glacier to coll dell ape. While climbing up il roc to traverse into gully I fell off on very loose rock, snow and scree slope and was narrowly missed by a falling cornice (luckily the rope held when I fell ). Decided as a thunderstorm was approaching to retreat to hut. Spent another night in bivi with no food during massive storm, but was glad to be safe.
Decended to valnontey the next day which was very tiring (1500m decent with heavy packs)
If your going to do this route be very carefull of the traverse into the gully at il roc, we couldn't see a safe route.
Going back 2005 to the normal route on skis!.
Best conditons I have ever had on an 4000m peak!!
Nice 6 hour climb, then skied back to refuge.
Very nice long hot approach.
The so-called normal is not so normal! Now it is better to avoid "Schiena d'Asino" glacier and walk alongside left border of the valley.
Very hard ice! 6 hrs from Vittorio Emanuele hut to the top ...
*ALL* pages on this mountain are to be re-written!
Together with my brother. Very nice, sunny, but cold weather. Lucky enough we were one of the first groups at the top, because it can get crowded. Returned also by the Chabod hut, much more convenient, glacier and path, then along the other hut (Vit.Em.).