Mont Blanc Ascent

Firstly may I just say I absolutely loved the Mont Blanc trip, and when talking to the other climbers who had gone with other agencies, our trip had the best mix of mountain huts, walks and training, so thank you, it really was superb.

J Kamming | United Kingdom
 
 

Gran Paradiso Adventure

Deep in the Aosta Valley on the border with France, is Italy's first national park, so declared by King Victor Emmanuel III in 1922 in the tradition of his grandfather who had named it a Royal Game Reserve in 1856 to protect the Ibex and chamois populations. As a direct result, encounters with these animals occur daily in the valleys and high on alpine passes. With much of the walk over 2000m (up to a maximum altitude of 3152m), it is not surprising that the scenery is exceptional, with views to Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn ranges. Rugged valleys carpeted in wildflowers, rocky snow covered passes and glacial lakes are typical of this alpine paradise. At night the hosts of the rifugio (mountain refuges) welcome you with good quality mountain cuisine and a dining room brimming with atmosphere.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Meet Bourg St Maurice, transfer to Ste Foy en Tarentaise, ascend to Refuge de l'Archeboc (4hrs)
DAY 2 Cross border into Italy via the Col du Mont (2636m) to arrive in Gran Paradiso NP (6hrs)
DAY 3 A stunning traverse of the flanks of the Grande Rousse (5hrs)
DAY 4 Ascend the snow covered Col du Bassac (3082m) with stunning views of Grande Sassière (5hrs)
DAY 5 Ascend to Col Basei (3176m) then via glacier Basei and Lago Leytaz (2701m) (5hrs)
DAY 6 Descend to the historic Rifugio Vittorio Emmanuele II (2732m) (5hrs)
DAY 7 Descend to road head then transfer to Bourg Saint Maurice (4hrs), trip concludes

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Trip Code: GPA
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  7 days
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