This was a nice acclimatization peak from Vittorio Emanuele hut for Gran Paradiso. As a pair we approached the face first rather than the normal route witch hugs the ridge. The glacier on the face has massively retreated there are a few entertaining gullies flanked by rock bands on the face. We didn't stay for too long on the face, but traversed across to the normal route.
A pleasant short route from the Vittorio Emanuele hut
From Vittorio Emanuele II hut, alone, in good weather conditions, with some snow from 2.800 m but partially clear of snow over the NO ridge. Further descend over the NW ridge to the Colle de Gran Paradiso. Here some easy passages on rock, except a gendarme near de top with III grade climb. I avoided it to the N.
Normal Rote from Vittorio Emanuele
West Ridge starting from Pont and descent to colle del Gran Paradiso. Very nice day!
It is a fine route to do and the views are great
We started from the Refuge Vittorio Emmanuele II, in overcast weather and light snow. It started to clear up a bit and we just took it slow. In less then three hours we were standing on the summit. We caught glimpses through the clouds and the view was great. We had the summit to ourselves. It's an easy non technical climb but a fun mountain though.
Depuis Vittorio Emanuele
Descendue le voie normal
Via normale from Pont in 4.30 hours.
Easy hike up to the summit, on a quite hot day. We had great views despite the clouds. First acclimatisation tour for Mont Blanc.
Very easy climbing... good for an acclimatisation tour.
Easy and not long route. Very nice
We started to climb the Ciaferon but due to bad weather we changed plans and climbed this peak. We reached the summit around 13.00 hrs and had a nice view.
Great summit on the way during the crossing of the Paradiso-range
Nice and quite mountain to climb! We were the only ones that day that climbed the Tresenta while the Grand Paradiso was very crowded with a traffic jam at the small rigde just below the top. The route was very nice with a combination of rock climbing and snow/ice instead of the normal route which is mainly rocks.
dal rifugio V. Emanuele
from Vittorio Emanuele, hiking