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Aosta

MOUNTAINEERING COURSE IN AOSTA VALLEY - GRAN PARADISO SUMMIT


Mountaineering

Category

5 Days

Duration

Intermediate

Experience

Intense

Fitness

From 1 to 4

Partecipants


What you'll do

Dive into a distinctive alpine climbing venture to conquer Gran Paradiso, Italy’s celebrated 4,000-meter peak, ideal for climbers in good physical condition seeking technical mastery. Gran Paradiso stands out for its unique isolation and the revered Madonnina statue at its summit, offering an unparalleled mountaineering challenge. This experience tests your endurance and technical skills, leading you to one of the Alps' most serene and majestic summits.


Itinerary

Meet at 11:00 AM in Aosta for an equipment check. We drive to Val di Cogne-Valnontey and start our hike, ascending 950 meters to Vittorio Sella Refuge, at 2,588 meters, over 3-4 hours. The day promises striking views and a solid start to our mountaineering adventure.
Today involves a 1,042-meter ascent to Punta Rossa della Grivola (3,630 meters), offering spectacular views of the Aosta Valley. The 6-8 hour hike tests endurance with a rewarding summit panorama. We return to Vittorio Sella Refuge for the night.
Your route starts with a climb to the Col Lauson at 3,296 meters, followed by a descent into the Levionaz valley to an elevation of 2,600 meters. You'll then traverse the Grand Neyron Glacier and ascend to the Grand Neyron pass at 3,252 meters. This segment offers stunning panoramic views as you make your way to the Federico Chabod Refuge, located at 2,750 meters.
Focusing on essential alpine techniques, we practice with crampons and ice axes on the Laveciau Glacier. This preparation is crucial for our summit attempt. We return to Chabod Refuge, readying ourselves for the challenge ahead.
Our final ascent begins early, targeting the summit of Gran Paradiso (4,061 meters). The climb covers 1,360 meters up and 2,250 meters down over 10-11 hours. After reaching the summit, we descend to Pravieux parking for a transfer back, concluding our mountaineering journey.

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
Guide expenses (transfers, night in refuges and half-board)
Transfer back to Cogne
Loan of common safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe and backpack)
Harness
Ice crampoons
Ice axe
4 packed lunches
Lunch bag for the second day
Overnight stays in refuges with lunches and dinners
3 overnight stays in a refuge (with dinners and breakfasts) or B&B in case the refuges are not yet open
Flight
Transport from airport
Transport to airport
Local transport
Extra meals and drinks for client and the guide

Accomodations

The Rifugio Vittoria Sella


The Rifugio Vittorio Sella, situated in the Aosta Valley's Cogne Valley at 2,584 meters, is owned by the Club Alpino Italiano and operates from March to September. Located within the Gran Paradiso National Park, it's a key waypoint on the Alta Via della Valle d'Aosta No. 2 trail and honors mountain photography pioneer Vittorio Sella. The refuge is accessible via a 2.5 to 4-hour hike from Valnontey and offers lodging for up to 150 guests. It's a hub for ascents and ski mountaineering in the Graian Alps, providing splendid views of the Alps.

The Rifugio Federico Chabod


The Rifugio Federico Chabod, located in the Aosta Valley at 2,710 meters, is named after the notable local figure Federico Chabod. It offers a base for activities like ski mountaineering and hiking in the Gran Paradiso National Park. The refuge, equipped with 85 beds and bathroom facilities, provides a comfortable stay for adventurers looking to explore the Gran Paradiso area, with spectacular views and a commitment to environmental standards.


Guides

Elis & Peaks Hunter

Elis & Peaks Hunter

Elis is a UIAGM-certified Alpine Guide based in Valle d'Aosta, at the foot of the famous Mont Blanc massif. He is part of the Peaks Hunter Team, which offers professionalism and years of experience in organizing outdoor activities in Italy and Europe, for group excursions. His passion for exploration drives him to undertake memorable adventures and journeys, which he loves to share with those who entrust themselves to him.


Meeting point

45.73495517.313076199999999
Aosta


Frequently asked questions


Departures

All departures are guaranteed to run

June 2024
Mon
17 Jun
9:00 AM
Fri
21 Jun
4:00 PM

Confirmed

4 spots left
Total
1950 €
Mon
1 Jul
9:00 AM
Fri
5 Jul
4:00 PM

Confirmed

4 spots left
Total
1950 €
Mon
15 Jul
9:00 AM
Fri
19 Jul
4:00 PM

Confirmed

4 spots left
Total
1950 €
Mon
12 Aug
9:00 AM
Fri
16 Aug
4:00 PM

Confirmed

4 spots left
Total
1950 €

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