Gran Paradiso – southern Wallis

Gran Paradiso: amazing parade of 4,000-m peaks in southern Wallis

Sunday

Meeting at 5pm in Pont in Valsavarenche in the Hotel Gran Paradiso. Discussion of the programme.


Monday

Ascend to the Vittorio-Emanuelle-Hütte hut (2,732 m), approx. 3 hours, 900 altitude metres. Breathing-acclimatisation tour in the afternoon depending on both weather and conditions.


Tuesday: La Tresenta, 3,609 m

Beautiful ski mountain with great views. Ascend via the Montcorve glacier.

  • Ascent 900 altitude metres
  • Approx. 3-4 hours

Wednesday: Gran Paradiso, 4,061 m

Traverse glacier to the wind valley, easy block ridge climbing to the highest point. Descend into the valley and overnight in the hotel in Pont.

  • Ascent approx. 1,300 altitude metres
  • Descent approx. 2,100 altitude metres
  • Approx. 5-6 hours

Thursday: Mantovahütte hut, 3,400 m

We change over to Stafal in the Valle Gressoney after breakfast (two-hour car journey). Cable car ascent to the Punta Indren, then to the high-up hut on 3,400 m.

  • Ascent approx. 2 hours

Friday: five 4,000-m-peaks

A fantastic touring day: Vincentpiramid (4,215 m), Ludwigshöhe (4,341 m), Parrotspitze (4,432 m), Schwarzhorn (4,321 m), Balmenhorn (4,167 m).

  • Ascent approx. 1,400 altitude metres
  • Approx. 6 hours

Saturday: Signalkuppe (4,554 m) – Zumsteinspitze (4,563 m)

The Signalkuppe with Europe’s highest located hut, the Capanna Margherita. Onwards to the Zumsteinspitze. Astonishing glacier scenery.
Ascent 1,250 altitude metres

  • Descent approx. 3,000 altitude metres
  • Approx. 6-7 hours
  • Descent to Gressoney. Departure.

Requirements:Safe parallel skiing in all types of snow

  • Walking with skins and kick turn
  • Surefootedness
  • Experienced in using crampons and ice-axe
  • Endurance of approx. 6-8 hours

Costs per person:
  • min. 3 PAX / max. 6 PAX € 850,-
  • Plus own expenses and expenses of the mountain guide
  • Rental equipment optional
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