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Grand Paradiso – Speed Ski Touring

Route:

Grand Paradiso – Italy

Category:

Speed Ski Touring

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Route description:

The Grand Paradiso is a great ski mountaineering peak, and we've done it both as a stand alone two days, as well as part of a longer hut to hut tour.

This speed tour by passes the hut night, and goes right from the valley. We do stop in at the hut for a quick coffee, but basically, it's a long old climb all the way to the summit.

The ascent involves over 2000m of skinning, before the final boot pack and rocky scramble. As with all ski ascents of big peaks, the snow can be variable so you need to be able to ski this variable snow on legs that have just done a lot of uphill work!

Lightweight gear, good skiing ability and a very high level of fitness are required.

A two-day booking is normal, giving us a shake down day in Chamonix (often around the Aiguille du Midi for acclimatization) before the Grand Paradiso the next day.

Required experience/skill level:

Advanced – good rock climbing and alpine ice experience required.

Length (in metres):

See route description

Time/duration:

2 days (One day on tour)

Starting point/base:

Meet in Chamonix

Maximum guide ratio:

1:3

Normal season:

March - May

Lifts/huts etc:

Comments/notes:

This is also good training for longer speed tours, such as our Express Haute route trip.

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Fiona’s now well prepped and rested - off to Mont Blanc tomorrow with Guy doing the guiding.

🤞 the weather holds.
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2 days ago

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Photos from the summit scramble on the Grand Paradiso.
Good work, and congratulations to Wayne and Jack 👍🏔

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Up early to catch the frozen snow, and a bonus sunrise on the 4327m Nadelhorn.

Perfect conditions, and super quiet. We’re back here on the 30th August if anyone’s keen....?

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All six of us to the top of #montblanc yesterday - great weather and conditions.

We even hung out at the summit for a while, a rare treat!

Thanks also to @claphamski for guiding.

Our next Mont Blanc trip starts today with the Grand Paradiso. Let’s hope this weather lasts 🤞

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On our way to the Tete Rousse refuge today - Mont Blanc tomorrow.

Weather looks pretty good 🤞

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Managed to sneak onto the summit of the Grand Paradiso between two days of unsettled and stormy weather.

A little trail breaking was required. All good prep for #montblanc - we’re heading that way tomorrow.

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