Gran Paradiso Climber's Log

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Ario - Mar 11, 2006 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2004

Both Summits  Sucess!

Didier and I, sharing leadership, left Refugio Vittori Emanuele II and switched to the Ghiacciao del Laveciau route and reached both the traditional "Madonna" and the actual summit, farther north, in a perfect weather day.


Olaf - Dec 7, 2005 3:47 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Route, Rifugio Chabod Date Climbed: July 5, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful day but strong wind. Reached the summit in less than 5 hours from Refugio Chabod. First 4000 meter summit!!!!


KRZYS - Dec 4, 2005 9:50 am

Route Climbed: Normal route from Refuge Victora Emanuela II Date Climbed: 4.07.2004  Sucess!

I’m glad this ascent which was my first 4000m-peak

Greg Garrard

Greg Garrard - Nov 14, 2005 1:58 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 25 August 1998  Sucess!

I hiked this mountain in the summer of 1998 as a member of 'Alpine Ram', a 15 man British Army Expedition climbing in France and Italy. It was truly the highlight of our trip. After a very early start from Rifugio V Emanuele, we summited at approximately 11:OOam. There was only light low lying cloud in the valleys, so we had a fantastic panoramic view, with Mont Blanc off in the distance. I would highly recomend this to anyone who is going to be in the area, and are looking for a rewarding challenge.


EQUUS - Nov 7, 2005 9:10 pm

Route Climbed: ordinary route Date Climbed: 4 of Jul 2004  Sucess!

My son has did it with me as 11years old boy.

Nice Sunday


albertofanga - Nov 6, 2005 12:52 pm

Route Climbed: normal route from Vittorio Emanuele II hut Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!

My first 4000 in a beatiful sunny day!

Attila the Hun

Attila the Hun - Sep 26, 2005 7:25 am

Route Climbed: From Vittorio Emanuel Hut Date Climbed: 20th September 2005  Sucess!

My first 4000 m peak too. Excellent weather. Nice climb.


landroval - Sep 23, 2005 4:29 pm

Route Climbed: the north face Date Climbed: 28 august 2005  Sucess!

My first "4000"! That was uncredible, really.


TodoVertical - Sep 22, 2005 2:56 pm

Route Climbed: Normal (Guiding) Date Climbed: Some day of July 2005  Sucess!

Cold but clear day !!!


jck - Sep 21, 2005 11:58 am

Twice  Sucess!

August 4, 2020 - Normal from Pont
Pitched a tent above the hut, ascended the peak next day. Went to the true summit, almost everyone seem to stop on Madonna summit.

July 28, 2004 - Normal from Pont
Good weather, easy walk up...great views.


folaerts - Sep 7, 2005 1:48 pm

Route Climbed: Normal - alternative 2005 Date Climbed: 5 september 2005  Sucess!

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.


Valtho - Aug 15, 2005 3:28 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 8 Jjuly 2005  Sucess!

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!


eza - Aug 1, 2005 9:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2005

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 19th July 2005  Sucess!

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)

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Jul 31, 2005 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2005

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 19th july 2005  Sucess!

magnific mountain, great alpine observatory. Very hard day with strong wind but it was my first 4000m in the Alps.


mulidivarese - Jul 28, 2005 4:03 am

Route Climbed: Normal form Vittorio Emanuele Hutte Date Climbed: 21th June 2003  Sucess!

Quick climbing. in a nice day

We reached the top in 3:10 then long queing for the final 40 meters.

Valerio Daniele Luigi


mbmspa - Jul 19, 2005 9:25 am

Route Climbed: From Vittorio Emanuele Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Very nice, not difficult. The way back is a little long.....


LS - Jul 17, 2005 2:45 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 23 Jul 2004  Sucess!

See my trip report and pictures here:

Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - Jun 23, 2005 12:42 pm

Route Climbed: A solitary climbing by the normal path. Date Climbed: July 25, 2004  Sucess!

During the very sunny day the summit was reached exactly at noon.


erik_ravenstijn - May 20, 2005 11:09 am

Route Climbed: normal from vittorio emmanuele II Date Climbed: 2-may-2005

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:

Claude Mauguier - May 15, 2005 1:29 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: aug 28th 1986  Sucess!

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...

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