Gran Paradiso Climber's Log

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archiloco - Nov 4, 2007 11:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 1988

Normal Route  Sucess!

Normal Route from Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele. A small and very crowded summit!


singularity - Oct 24, 2007 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005

normal route  Sucess!

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.


Bor - Jul 22, 2007 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2007

Route climbed: Normal route from Refuge Victora Emanuela II  Sucess!

In good conditions we reach the summit of Gran Paradiso. It was a bit cloudy and windy. Good mountain for aclimatization.


RenatoG - Jul 21, 2007 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007

Normal Route from Rif.Chabod  Sucess!

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!!!


badyl - Jul 21, 2007 6:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

normal route  Sucess!

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

Digitis - Jul 12, 2007 5:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2004

Normal Route  Sucess!

My first 4000, nice weather.


bc44caesar - Jul 9, 2007 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

West Face  Sucess!

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.

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Jul 8, 2007 8:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Normal Route, Rif. Chabod  Sucess!

After a week of clouds and snow: Clear sky, cold wind and awesome views to the other mountains in the alps!


Zurbriggen - Jul 5, 2007 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

North Face  Sucess!

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.


Nikman - May 6, 2007 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2004

Solo up there  Sucess!

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.

barts - May 6, 2007 8:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

Normal route

Unfortunately, my climbing mate had broken leg so we had rescue action


aquariusz - Aug 27, 2006 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006

Succesful climb  Sucess!

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 :)


morceaux - Jul 30, 2006 9:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2006

Via old glacier route  Sucess!

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...


julesblaidd - Jul 29, 2006 1:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2006

from Vittorio Emanuelle refuge, on the glacier  Sucess!

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. :-)


Huberschwiller - Jul 16, 2006 6:32 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

First on the summit this day  Sucess!

I climbed from Vittorio Emmanuele over the central moraine and ridge of the Gran Paradiso glacier.Great environment, but soft snow without catches along the ridge!I reached the summit in 4 hours from the hut. I used the normal route as way down.


Corvus - Jul 3, 2006 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Normal Route  Sucess!

Good weather and snow.


JanVanGenk - Jun 19, 2006 7:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Normal route via Rif. Vittorio Emmanuele  Sucess!

Started at the parking area in Pont and did it in one push right up to the summit. The weather was good when I started. But then... Lightning, rain, blizzard, whiteout - got it all on the way up. Reward - I was the first one to summit that day;)


bbirtle - Apr 20, 2006 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2006

Normal on Ski from V. Emanuel II Hut  Sucess!

Bright sunny warm day, very little wind. Could you ask for better? Well crap snow conditions... refrozen slush transitioning into windbuffed satstrugi.

Took three hours and some change for the climb up and around an hour on the way down, mostly because I had to take off the skis and bushwack the last bit in the thick forest without snow cover.

Hey if you do this one, make sure climb the REAL summit. I made fun of a guide that was ferrying 11 clients to the fake summit wit the little Mother Mary on the top. It isn't the the summit and you miss out on the best climbing, which is in between there and the real summit, 20 minutes or so of scrambling away.

Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Mar 28, 2006 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2001

Normal route from Chabod  Sucess!

As part of a climbing course I scaled my first 4000 m peak. It's a nice tour, easy and very crowded.
See also my website here.


turistoalpinista - Mar 14, 2006 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2005

Route from Ref. Vittorio E. II.,nice ascent,but maybe a little boring...  Sucess!

Started from bivouac above Refuge V.E. II.My first mountain over 4000m...Good aspect,perfect weather...

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