Gran Paradiso Climber's Log

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estura - Jul 10, 2003 3:36 am

Route Climbed: Normal route from Rif. Vittorio Emanuele Date Climbed: september 1984 and august 1992  Sucess!

Of the first time I climbed the mountain I remember the crowd, on the trail and on the few rock steps. Luckily, the second time I was there it was after a storm, so there were very few people attempting the mountain in the cold conditions and fresh snow. The view was very nice, exteding towards Monviso and Argentera. In the second climb, in the night I thought I had lost the path, since I remembered the glacier starting just after the moraine: I was shocked in seeing how much it had retired in only a few years.

Ruud van Koten

Ruud van Koten - Dec 6, 2002 2:41 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 16-08-2002

Started at the valley (Pont, 1960m) at about 7:15.

Didn’t get much further then the Becca di Montcorve due loose crampons.

I had to return at 12:30.

Very good experience and good weather too.


Farmer - Nov 2, 2002 4:49 am

Route Climbed: N-route from Vic.EmmanuellE Date Climbed: april 2002  Sucess!

Nice easy tour on snowhoes (or better tourski) in the spring. Very cold and hard wind at the time.

Great view.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Oct 5, 2002 3:26 pm

Route Climbed: Normal ascent from Rif. Victor Emmanuel Date Climbed: August 13th, 1993  Sucess!

With my family (wife and two sons, 18 and 15) we started after a sleepless night in Pont at 10:30 a.m., reaching comfortably the Victor Emmanuel hut and there deciding to make it to the top. As the day was long enough, we made it without major problems. (See also the trip report.)


lutjebroek - Oct 1, 2002 11:24 am

Route Climbed: From Pont to Emmanuelle, from emmanuelle to Chabod, from there to the summit. Date Climbed: 8 august 2001  Sucess!

It was cold, altough it was august. conditions were good.


Chandra - Sep 22, 2002 6:16 am

Route Climbed: normal route from Vittorio Emanuele II Date Climbed: July 4th, 2002  Sucess!

Gran Paradiso offers one of the most impressive summit views.

Richard Purchon

Richard Purchon - Sep 6, 2002 2:02 pm

Route Climbed: from Ref Vittorio Emmanuel Date Climbed: 20th August 2002  Sucess!

we had a poor weather forcast and lightning the night before. but come 4am the sky was clear we made the summit at about 11am and messed about on the way down we got back to the ref at 17:00 ish great day great weather great views. i'll do it again.


hoorickj - Jul 28, 2002 3:21 am

Route Climbed: Normal from Chabod Date Climbed: 7 july 2002  Sucess!

First 4000er, left at 4.30 and reached the summit at around 9.30. We did not get to the Madonna due to the amount of people on the mountain. Magnificent weather !

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Feb 9, 2002 12:17 am

Route Climbed: normal route from Vittorio Emanuelle hut Date Climbed: April 14th 1998  Sucess!

It was so cold (-18°C) that skins fell off the skis and we worked with tape. One of the best powder descents I ever have done!


Pommes - Aug 13, 2001 1:10 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: Aug 2000  Sucess!

started 4:00, it took us 5 hours to reach the top (party of three). While descending one of us slipped at the end of the glacier and was wounded so that we had to call a helicopter to take the injured to Aosta. Thanks to all helpers and the crew of the medical service.


Lieven - Aug 10, 2001 11:23 am

Route Climbed: Rif. Chabod (ascend and descend) Date Climbed: 29/07/2001  Sucess!

We climbed the Gran Paradiso in two groups of five. We started at 4h30 and reached the summit at 9h15. We even had the possibility to go the Madonna. Only the last part on the summit ridge was difficult because of the crowd that want to go to the Madonna. Just this, it was my first, but certainly not last 4000 m peak.


marco979 - May 4, 2001 4:03 am

Route Climbed: NORMAL ROUTE Date Climbed: 14, September 1998  Sucess!

My first ice climbing experience! And my first 4000 meters! With a guide and two people from Belgium I have reached the peak from refuge Vittorio Emanuele in about five hours. Good weather but very very cold!

johannes - Apr 3, 2001 12:10 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 11/09/99  Sucess!

My first mountain and also my first 4000.

We had very good wether and the climb was wonderful.

I started in the Chabod hutte and descending via V. Emmanuelle.

Gui Lemmens

Gui Lemmens - Mar 22, 2001 5:55 am

Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: 1984, 1989  Sucess!

i climbed gran paradiso twice;

he was my second summit above 4000 m

the second time i climb him with my wife during our honeymoon in may. most people were climbing with skis. we did it on foot, swimming throug the snow.

it took us 10 hours. ( normaly 6 hours )

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