Ascent of Gran Paradiso on 2015-07-24

Climber: Piotr Kaczynski

Others in Party:Piotr Kaczynski -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Friday, July 24, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gran Paradiso
    Elevation:13323 ft / 4060 m

Ascent Trip Report

A standard hike up with all the mountaineering gear, except for many more crevasses than normally. However, this was my first climb to reach the very summit, as "just hiking" would not be enough. Without rock climbing experience and proper gear, reaching the summit would prove impossible. On the way up (and down) in one place there was a ladder over a major crevasse. Scary.

We were a team of 5 people climbing Gran Paradiso on the day. There were many others who have successfully reached the summit on the same clear day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3481 ft / 1061 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Guide, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3481 ft / 1061 m
    Start Trailhead:Camp above V. Emmanuele II refuge  9842 ft / 2999 m
Descent Statistics

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