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Climb Gran Paradiso

Gran Paradiso (4061m) is the highest peak that lies entirely in Italy. Although an impressive and imposing mountain, it is a feasible objective if you have a high level of fitness.

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    Duration

    2 Days

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    Start Location

    Gran Paradiso National Park

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    Date(s)

    June - August

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    Price

    From €950.00

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Gran Paradiso National Park

Your trip begins with meeting your guide in the small hamlet of Pont, in the beautiful Gran Paradiso National Park. If you are going to be spending time in a nearby town such as Chamonix (France), Courmayeur (Italy) or Aosta (Italy) before this trip takes place, please let us know and we can help with your travel logistics.

Please get in touch if you are looking to book a private 1:1 trip or if you want to do the climb on a date that isn't available in our booking calendar.

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YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Looking to climb your first 4000m peak in the Alps? Or perhaps you're simply after a quick-hit adventure. Either way, the Gran Paradiso in Italy is a superb challenge and a peak that is known as the 'highest peak entirely in Italy'.

You will need a high level of fitness to accomplish this climb. Although technically fairly straight forward, with no previous mountaineering experience required, you must show up able to do 1300m of elevation and 2200m of descent in one day. In order to prepare for this climb, we highly recommend simulating those distances however you can, be it lapping your nearby hill or taking a trip to some higher peaks to practice.

    Adventure Overview

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    Duration

    2 Days

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    Start Location

    Gran Paradiso National Park

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    Date(s)

    June - August

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    Guide Ratio

    1:4

  • Ability

    Level B

    Level B

    You have some previous experience in the outdoors, whether that’s hiking, skiing or climbing. You will either be starting to venture into more technical terrain or slightly more 'aggressive' environments. Let's dial it up!

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    Price

    From €950.00

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Great news! Your place on this adventure is carbon offset along with our footprint in creating it. To learn more about what we're doing head to our 'Better Business' page.

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Come prepared for adventure

What's Included?

  • Created with Sketch. 2 Days with an IFMGA Mountain guide
  • Created with Sketch. 1 night accommodation for you and your guide in Rifugio Chabod
  • Created with Sketch. 1 night half board catering in Rifugio Chabod (breakfast and dinner)
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What's not Included?

  • Created with Sketch. Personal insurance
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  • Created with Sketch. Equipment rental (boots, ice axe, harness, helmet, crampons)

This Trip is running on the following dates

july 2025
1 Date
Depart

Wed 09 Jul, 2025

Return

Thu 10 Jul, 2025

Availability

4 spots available

august 2025
1 Date
Depart

Wed 20 Aug, 2025

Return

Thu 21 Aug, 2025

Availability

4 spots available

What to expect from your accommodation

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Rifugio Chabod

Charming Italian mountain refuge nestled at the foot of Gran Paradiso at 2710m altitude.

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    Duration

    1 Night

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    Internet

    Not included

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    Beds

    Small Dormitory

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    Food

    Half Board

Mountains

Immerse yourself in Nature

Adventure Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrive to Gran Paradiso National Park

    Today you meet your guide in Aosta or Valsavarenche (Italy) in the morning and ascend together to the Rifugio Chabod. You set off on the trek up to the mountain hut mid-morning and will arrive at Rifugio Chabod at 2750m altitude around lunchtime. Once at the mountain hut, you will can tuck into a tasty Italian lunch and, if time and weather permits, have an outdoor session covering basic introduction to your equipment. Overnight in the refuge after a delicious 3 course evening meal.
    7km / 900m up / 0m down / 3 hours

  • Day 2
    Summit day

    Today you wake up early, perhaps as early as 3-4AM. It is a big day involving a 1,300m altitude ascent of Gran Paradiso, the highest peak entirely in Italy (4061m). The ascent is mostly on snow except the moraine after the mountain hut, and the final rocky section of scrambling to the summit (5-7 hours). After the summit you will return to the Rifugio Chabod, where you can order a hearty lunch to refuel after all that effort, and then make your way down to the valley in the afternoon.
    17km / 1300m up / 2200m down / 10-12 hours

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Meet your guides for this adventure

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Fabio

IFMGA Guide

Fabio has guided with us for close to ten years now and has summited Mont Blanc more times than we can remember. He's even helped Sir Richard Branson get to the top of Western Europe. When asked what his favourite mountain was his response was 'It's the mountain not known to many, in a remote country that provides opportunity for adventure. That said, I do love Cordillera Blanca (Peru) to guide in, Montserrat (Barcelona) because it's where it all started for me and Main De Fatima (Mali) because it's special to me!"

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Miha

IFMGA Guide

Miha is an IFMGA guide from Slovenia based between the beautiful Julian Alps and Chamonix. He has been climbing for over 20 years all over the world, including expeditions to Nepal, Tibet, India, Pakistan, USA, Mexico and Peru. He summited an 8000er on his first expedition to the Himalaya, did a first ascent on the previously unclimbed Lasher peak in the Himalaya and climbed El Capitan and many routes over the Alps.

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Pablo

IFMGA Guide

Pablo is originally from a small mountain village in Spain and came to Chamonix with only one dream to become a mountain guide. Based in Chamonix since 2013, Pablo made the Alps his playground as a guide and as an alpinist and has climbed many of the classic alpine routes. He combines mountain guiding with helicopter rescue work in Spain during the off seasons.

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Lars

IFMGA Guide

Lars is a IFMGA Guide originally from Belgium, with over 20 years of experience climbing and splitboarding in the Mont Blanc massif, the Alps and the greater ranges of the world. Having lived in Chamonix for over a decade he has enjoyed the unique and unlimited climbing possibilities in and around the valley. Lars is also one of the most recognised and experienced splitboard guides leading expeditions to Kamchatka, Greenland, Iceland and more.

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Jon

IFMGA Guide

"If asked about my favourite mountain or mountain range, it wouldn't be easy to answer since perfect places to climb, ski or explore can be found all over the world. But, if I had to choose one, I think I'd say the Pyrenees, not very high, but wild and still quite unknown: the mountains where I learnt when I was a child and where I can still live great adventures far from the crowd".

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Roger

IFMGA Guide

Roger has spent over 15 years guiding around the world. He is a Guide instructor at the Spanish School of Guides and is fascinated by discovering mountains with clients. Roger has a big passion about showing people his beloved mountains and sharing climbs and descents with skis.

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Fede

IFMGA Guide

"My favorite mountain is the Midi d’Ossau, in the Pyrenees. It is a volcanic and unique mountain, that a stands out from the other peaks around. It is a huge fortress with many different features that provides incredible rock climbing routes, and the most important thing is that is 20 minutes from my house ;)"

Are you ready?

Our adventures are attributed a difficulty level from A to E. This Climb Gran Paradiso trip is rated Level B, for those with some prior experience We recommend you only book a trip that reflects your ability.

Level A

For beginners and newcomers

  • You’re not quite sure where to start but you’re hungry for an adventure
  • Little / no prior experience
  • Shorter time duration
  • No technical skills required but keen to learn
  • Basic level of fitness

Level B

For those with some prior experience

  • You have some previous experience in the outdoors, whether that’s hiking, skiing or climbing, and are keen to build on that
  • You will either be starting to venture into more technical terrain or slightly more challenging environments
  • Some basic skills
  • Moderate fitness
Think you've got this?

This trip is at this level

Level C

For accomplished adventurers

  • You enjoy challenging yourself physically and mentally
  • You’re comfortable on multi-day adventures and you call yourself an avid adventurer
  • You're not quite George Mallory but you subscribe to his 'because it is there' attitude
  • Strong level of fitness

Level D

For the pros

  • You're ready to test your skills on the next challenge
  • You're comfortable in most types of alpine environments
  • Some level of technical skills
  • Strong level of fitness

Level E

For the experts

  • You’ve been on multiple adventures and have built up a solid skillset to tackle most challenges out there
  • Good technical skills and knowledge
  • Experienced in alpine/mountains environments
  • Very high level of fitness

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