Gran Paradiso Climber's Log

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ajed - Oct 11, 2023 2:10 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2023

Summit from Chabod with 2 person team   Sucess!

Left Rifugio Chabod around 5am, reached the summit at 11:30. Glacier is heavily crevassed but easy to find a route. Weather was great on the climb up until we had a whiteout as we reached the summit, had to descend in the rain which wasn't pleasant and made our path a bit slippery. Made it back to the Rifugio around 3pm Overall a very nice time


ericd - Jun 25, 2023 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2023

Peak season  Sucess!

Climbed via Chabod hut. Nice trails, standard glacier slog, spectacular summit block!


missihawk - Dec 28, 2022 4:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2021

Guided summit  Sucess!

This was my first alpist summit, it was acieved with a guide.


Nashty6 - Aug 9, 2022 1:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2018

GP Lead with Matt Timblin  Sucess!

Steady jaunt up to Vittorio Emanuele Hut. Met up with an Israeli climber who's partner was ill and invited him to join us. Rapid climb in good weather. Almost white-out conditions on the decent with snow and high winds.

andre hangaard

andre hangaard - Mar 9, 2021 2:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2019

Bad weather day

Me and my girlfriend left the Vittorio Emanuele Hut around 05:00. The sky was grey and the weather forecast was not very promising. Still we wanted to try it. On the glacier it started to snow and by the time we came to the summit ridge we had zero visibility. Due to the bad weather we only climbed to the top of the ridge after the bergschrund and did not continue the last rocky part to the Madonna. The rock was slippery. It was however an interesting experience being all alone up there. A lot of huge crevasses on the glacier. I would rank the climb PD and not F.


Tugrul - Oct 22, 2020 7:56 am Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2020

Good day   Sucess!

Nice climb, started our at Vittorio Emanuele Hut.
Only real difficulty was route finding just prior to the first glacier in the approach gully. I advise to check up until this point on the prior day. I also think the maps are a bit outdated, the glacier has retreated a bit further up.


rvj536 - Sep 4, 2019 7:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2019

Ascent Via the Classic Route   Sucess!

Started out on the 21st of August from Chamonix. Drove over to Italy till the trail head in the Aosta Valley. Hiked up to the Chabod Hut. Slept early and began the next day at a out 3:45. Breakfast at the hut was served at 4am sharp and departed the hut at 4:45Am. The initial ascent is without cramping and is just scrambling up the glacial moraine. After reaching the tongue of the glacier, we roped up and set our crampons on. Reached the Summit at about 9:45AM. The descent immediately after the summit was a bit exposed but the fixed metal pitons added us a lot. Reached Chabod Hut at about 1:15pm.


boriskrielen - Feb 5, 2018 6:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2016

Normal route via Chabod solo in 1 day  Sucess!

Climbed it solo, up & down in 1 day from Pont in the valley via the Chabod hut and the upper normal route. Down the same way to Pont. #nonstopsolo


bserk - Jul 17, 2017 4:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2016

Normal Route  Sucess!

Great snow plow that shouldn't be underestimated due to its length. Fun via ferrata option on the way up!


ferdinandverboom - Oct 4, 2016 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2016

Magnificent  Sucess!

Beautiful climb in perfect conditions.
First weekend of the winterhut Vitt. Emanuele. Very nice winterhut. We had a room for ourselves for three days. Much nicer than overcrowded highseason huts.
Much fresh snow on the track. We took the via ferrata to the glacier.
Beautiful views of much of the alps. The Po-plain was covered in clouds, very special.


Romain - Jul 15, 2016 1:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1999

From Rif. Chabod  Sucess!

With A. Alesina and J. Imbs. Nice snow climb, but iffy weather that day. Crowds on the summit. Trip report


Nader1 - Mar 4, 2016 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2003

Normal route from Chabod  Sucess!

Summited with Jean Baptiste Fagon it's my first 4000 peak


damgaard - Jul 24, 2015 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2015

ohh the crowds  Sucess!

Went up from Chabod and down via Emanuele. I changed team on the way since my original team had to turn around. Thanks to Davide and Felipe for allowing me to jump their rope! :)
It was a Sunday with perfect weather so the peak was totally crowded (we estimated 150 people made it to summit this day). Turned around at the Madonna like everybody else.

wilsoncg01 - Jun 9, 2015 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2012

normal route  Sucess!

Summit with Patrick and Gillian as guides. Excellent route, no crowds and some of the best hut food in Europe. Great conditions! Alternative climb since our original plan was to summit Mont Blanc.


Dalian - Jan 14, 2015 11:16 pm

3 times in 7 years

August 2007, July 2013 and June 2014. Crowded each time. It is not easy to find a place to pee in many people everywhere!


alpinbeta - Sep 3, 2014 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

Normal Route from Vittorio Emanuele  Sucess!

Easy fine route

jeff74 - Jul 22, 2014 10:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2012

Normal route  Sucess!

This was my first climb from Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele in perfect conditions ! It was just amazing to be on the top with the Madona, the overall view was totally amazing !

I was very proud of this first climb after one week of trekking approach.


Corvus - Jun 28, 2014 5:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

Solo in one shot  Sucess!

Soloing the normal route from Pont and descent from Leveciau glacier. Long day and great experience.


Neha - Apr 8, 2014 10:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2013

normal route

We started at 4.30 am from Victor Emmanuel II refuge, reached summit by 9am. There was a long queue of climbers behind us. On the way back we basically ran down to the hut and I hurt 2 toe-nails in the bad that I couldn't put my mountain shoes back on and had to switch to flip-flops from refuge to walk down to the car park at Pont, Valsavarenche, but worth it :) Best weekend ever! Beautiful national park.

John Climber

John Climber - Jul 26, 2013 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2013

Crowded summit  Sucess!

We did the traverse of the mountain from Rif. Chabod over the Laveciau glacier joining the ´normal´ from Rif. Vittorio Emanuelle. There were 130 militars on the top...and more than 100 alpinist more...I´ve never seen so many people on a mountain top!!

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