Ascent of Gran Paradiso on 2019-09-12

Climber: Mac Bridges

Others in Party:Guide Marc
Date:Thursday, September 12, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gran Paradiso
    Elevation:13323 ft / 4060 m

Ascent Trip Report

We (Guide Marc and I) left Pont, Val d'Aosta (1961m) Wednesday at 1300 and up to Refugio Vittorio Emaneule II for the night. Left Refugio at 0500 and up 1300+m to summit of Gran Paradiso at 0940. Back to hut for a beer and then down to Hotel Gran Paradiso at Pont at 1500 on Thursday. Beautiful days and hard work for me.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6890 ft / 2100 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Rope, Headlamp, Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6890 ft / 2100 m
    Route:trail from Pont to hut. Trail to Glacier.
    Start Trailhead:6433 ft / 1960 m
    Time:6 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 

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