Gran Paradiso – from Chabod or Vittorio Emanuele refuge with Mountain Guide

A splendid ascent to the top of Gran Paradiso

Prezzo: 290,00

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Gran Paradiso, from Valsavarenche, is one of the most sought-after peaks by mountaineers from all over the world. You will sleep at the Vittorio Emanuele II refuge or the Chabod refuge and in two days of acclimatization you will reach the summit of 4061m.
Gran Paradiso was climbed for the first time in 1860 and together with Monte Rosa it is the ideal peak for all-round mountaineering training.
Under the supervision of an Alpine Guide you will learn rope techniques and maneuvers on glacial terrain and you will be accompanied by mountain professionals towards an objective coveted by many, surrounded by the beauty of the protected area of the Gran Paradiso National Park.

Schedule

The following program may be subject to change at the sole discretion of the Mountain Guide for reasons of weather, conditions of the participants and safety of the glacier.

DAY 1
Meeting at Pont Valsavarenche, parking at the end of the closed road (to go up to the Vittorio Emanuele II refuge) or at the Chabod refuge car park (to go up to the Chabod refuge).
Presentations and ascent to the refuge Vittorio Emanuele (2735m) / Chabod (2710m).
Easy trekking, on hiking terrain
(about 2h30, 775m altitude difference for Vittorio Emanuele II, 890m for Chabod)
Overnight stay at the refuge with dinner.
(Possibility of appointment directly at the refuge, depending on the instructions provided by the guide)

The refuge, time and meeting place will be indicated by the Mountain Guide,
depending on the weather conditions of the day.
Normally meeting after lunch, or in any case to arrive in time for dinner in the refuge at 7pm.

DAY 2
Wake up early to look for optimal climbing conditions on the glacier.
Breakfast (around 4, based on guide directions and day conditions),
approach and formation of the team.
The climb on the glacier towards the summit of Gran Paradiso (4061m) begins.
For the descent, follow the uphill itinerary in reverse, down to the valley’s car park.

Difference in altitude from the refuge to the Gran Paradiso summit is approximately 1350m
Ascent/descent time approximately 10-11h

Participants: Maximum 4, minimum 3

Dates

The expected duration is 2 days.

Dates to choose from

JUNE 2024
15-16 June
22-23 June
29-30 June

JULY 2024
6-7 July
13-14 July
20-21 July
27-28 July

AUGUST 2024
3-4 August
10-11 August
17-18 August
24-25 August
31 August-1 September

SEPTEMBER 2024
7-8 September
14-15 September

Maximum number: 4 participants per guide
Minimum number: 3 participants per guide

Select the date, we’ll take care of finding other* Adventurers*

Further dates on request, (even midweek, for groups already formed).
Possibility of private access, for 2 people. at €465 per person

Season opening: 01 June 2024
Season closing: 24 September 2024

Required skills

Good physical condition. Trained person who practices sports even at a non-competitive level. Ability to tackle summer trekking with around 1500m of altitude difference without too much effort.

Good physical condition. Trained person who practices sports even at a non-competitive level. Ability to tackle summer trekking with around 1500m of altitude difference without too much effort.

The price includes

• Mountain Guide Instructor for 2 days;
• Common equipment (ropes, carabiners, etc)
• Membership in the Adventure Dreamers group in your region, being able to participate in free self-organised activities of our members throughout the year.

The price does not include

  • Overnight stay in a refuge (already booked by us);
  • Alpine guide half board (to be divided among all participants)
  • Transfers to/from the meeting place
  • Snacks, drinks and any lunches;
  • Equipment rental: Harness, crampons, ice ax (See FAQ below)
  • Possibility to rent boots (at Monturastore AlpStation in Aosta)
  • Supplementary accident insurance ► more information
  • Everything that is not listed in the “the price includes” section

EXPENSES FOR SHELTERS Season 2024
• 1 night in a refuge, half board, dinner and breakfast
if Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II in room, €50.50 per person;
if Chabod Refuge, per person, from max. €60.50 to €52.50 (depending on the room layout 2-4-6 beds/dorm);
• 1 night guide in the refuge, half board, to be divided among the participants
if Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II €31.50; if Chabod Refuge €40.50

2024 prices valid for both CAI and non-CAI
The rates relating to the refuges may undergo variations established and applied by the managers, without any responsibility attributable to Adventure Dreamers.

Required personal equipment

  • Layered clothing suitable for high mountains (see FAQ)
  • Harness, crampons, ice axe and helmet (can be rented, see FAQ below)
  • Sunglasses (at least cat. 3, preferably 4), sun screen, hat, neck warmer, two pairs of snow gloves, thermos or water bottle depending on the temperature, 30/40 liter backpack
  • Rigid, high-ankle, waterproof mountain boots

See FAQ for a complete list of equipment and clothing

The Guides

AD collaborates exclusively with IFMGA/UIAGM certified Mountain Guides

Over the years, an excellent relationship of collaboration, trust and friendship has been established with all the guides chosen for our events. We are a guarantee of a professional service carried out safely thanks to the experience of our guides.

FAQ

Domande frequenti
In 2 days and progressively you will understand the basic techniques of forming a roped party and progression in a glacial environment. You will learn to use an ice ax and crampons and how to coordinate with your climbing partners.
No previous experience is required, just good physical training and the habit of walking in the mountains.
The climb is reserved for adults only; minors only if accompanied by parents and/or legal guardians.
Obviously good physical shape allows you to progress faster.
Progression above 4000m is more tiring than at low altitude, this is due to the lack of oxygen.
If you have mountain experience even in the summer season and can do trekking with more than 1500m of positive altitude difference without being too tired, you can participate.
The climb is reserved for adults only; minors only if accompanied by parents and/or legal guardians.
The registration fee includes:

– Accompaniment of the mountain guide.
– Use of common equipment: carabiners, ropes, insurers, etc.
– Membership in the Adventure Dreamers group in your region, being able to participate in free self-organised activities of our members throughout the year. However, it does not include the night and half board in the personal and guide’s refuge (we have already booked the refuge) whose prices are indicated above. Travel to the climbing location, personal equipment and/or anything not listed under “the price includes”
The event will take place in Valsavarenche. Meeting point in Pont (if you will be staying at the Vittorio Emanuele Refuge) or at the Chabod Refuge car park, located just before in the valley (the choice varies based on the availability of the refuges on certain dates)
The climb takes place inside the Gran Paradiso Park.
A WhatsApp group will be created for the participants, about a week before, where they can organize themselves independently with any shared cars, so as to split travel costs and limit their ecological footprint.
CLIMB FROM THE VITTORIO EMANUELE REFUGE
The appointment can take place at the parking lot of the Pont campsite, Valsavarenche, around 1/2pm.
Pont campsite parking location
CLIMB FROM THE CHABOD REFUGE
The appointment can take place at the car park of the Chabod refuge, Valsavarenche, around 1pm/2pm.
Chabod refuge parking location
N.B.: Sometimes the guide will wait for customers directly at the refuge (in this case you will have the details for the easy signposted and hiking trek to the refuge, unaccompanied)
The WhatsApp group will be created about a week before the event! The Mountain Guide will indicate, on the WhatsApp group, the meeting time on day 1 only 2/3 days before the climb, based on the weather conditions (not predictable well in advance).
Appointment around lunch time (in case the guide will leave with you by car); or in the refuge before 6pm (in case the guide will receive you directly at the refuge). At 7pm dinner will be served in the refuge The WhatsApp group will be created about a week before the event! The Alpine Guide will indicate, on the WhatsApp group, the meeting time on day 1 only 2/3 days before the climb, based on the weather conditions (not predictable well in advance).
On the morning of day 2 the wake-up call will be around 4am. The climb will be tackled at first light (frontal light is essential) so as to guarantee greater safety and stability of the glacier. You will return to the car from early afternoon until mid-afternoon (depending on the speed of ascent and descent of the group).
In case of bad weather predicted by the guide the event will be canceled. If the guide decides to confirm the event because he considers a high success rate and sufficient safety conditions with respect to the weather, the cost of the event will not be refundable. No refunds will be given if a member of the group is unable to reach the summit or if the guide decides to descend due to reasons due to the group’s abilities or the weather.
Winter mountain clothing, “onion” clothing is recommended, i.e. with various layers to be adjusted based on the temperature:
– thermal underwear
– pail or soft shell type layer – waterproof shell + warm down jacket or similar
– Trousers in soft-shell or goretex shell or similar
– Hat or headband
– two pairs of snow gloves (one warm and one lighter and more sensitive)
– fog mask and sunglasses
– UV rays protective cream
– Frontal (only for the ascent in two days)
– Backpack 30/40 LT
– Sheet bag (only for the two-day climb)
– Telescopic poles (optional but very useful)
– Waterproof, rigid, high-ankle mountain boots (boots for universal crampons are also fine)
-bars/dried fruit/gel for the climb
-water bottle/thermos

– Mountaineering equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet) ► Possibility of rental or purchase of the equipment!
– Boots can be rented at the store Alp Station of Aosta(you have to arrange the rental yourself)
Common equipment such as ropes, webbing, carabiners etc. the mountain guide will bring it.

RENTAL The request for rental equipment must be communicated in good time, at least one week before the start of the event.
However, we recommend communicating this when purchasing the event. The guide will bring all the equipment directly to the event.

You can book your equipment from HERE

NOTE: We do not provide boot rental. Boots can be rented at the Monturastore AlpStation shop in Aosta (you have to arrange the rental yourself, the shop is located in Saint-christophe, Aosta, tel. 0165 267898) Useful links for choice of equipment and clothing
• BAD WEATHER: The decision regarding the cancellation of an excursion lies with the mountain guide. The mountain guide will evaluate the feasibility of the climb each time. In case of cancellation there will be no refund but a lesson will be held in a sheltered environment. Usually the dawn is stable in the mountains, to guarantee the success of the internship, the times may be changed • FAILURE TO PARTICIPATE: if you are unable to participate due to personal reasons it will not be possible to receive a refund.
• FAILURE TO REACH THE MINIMUM NUMBER: if the group of participants does not reach the minimum number, you will be entitled to a refund or you can use the fee for any other event. It’s your choice!
• FAILURE TO REACH A PEAK: in case of failure to reach a peak foreseen in the program, no refund will be provided. • INAPPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT: it is not possible to receive a refund if you do not have the mandatory technical equipment and/or unsuitable clothing. In this case the guide may decide not to let you participate in the climb • OTHER CAUSES: for any other cause of cancellation on our part you are entitled to a refund.
• COVID OR OTHER ILLNESSES/INJURIES: there is no refund due to COVID, various injuries or other illnesses. No refunds will be given if a member of the group is unable to reach the summit or if the guide decides to descend due to reasons due to the group’s abilities or the weather. The group agrees to respect the unquestionable judgment of the Alpine Guide and that nothing is owed by the organization.
The request for rental equipment must be communicated in good time, at least one week before the start of the event.
However, we recommend communicating this when purchasing the event. The guide will bring all the equipment directly to the event.

Single prices per day
Ice axe: €10
Universal crampons: €10
Harness: €5

You can book your equipment from HERE

NOTE:
We do not provide boot rental.
Boots can be rented at the Monturastore AlpStation shop in Aosta (you have to arrange the rental yourself, the shop is located in Saint-christophe, Aosta, tel. 0165 267898) For other useful information on participating in this event you can consult this page

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