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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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6 days ago

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Awoke to a wild and blustery day at the Britannia refuge this morning. Plans were scrapped, extra coffees were drunk and we headed down.

Finished the day with some scrambling and summits on the Perron traverse above the Emosson Dam. A day salvaged.

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Fresh snow but summer temperatures on the 4000m Allalinhorn today.

It was nice to follow a track this morning. Tomorrow’s trail breaking is going to be a workout 😬

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1 week ago

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Back up in the #alpine again and enjoying the autumn weather and conditions.

Lots of rime ice on the Marbrees traverse this morning. Scottish.

Off to tick off a couple of Swiss 4000m peaks this weekend.

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Perfect autumn climbing weather. Photo: @allyswinton of Sara scrambling across the Perrons yesterday. The classic rocky ridge line above the Emosson reservoir.

It’s been a mixed few days weather wise, and the original plan of climbing the Grand Paradiso was out on hold. Flexibility is the key to a happy trip :)

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