Ascent of Gran Paradiso on 2015-07-24
|Others in Party:||Piotr Kaczynski -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
|Date:||Friday, July 24, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||13323 ft / 4060 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA 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|
| Gain on way in:||3481 ft / 1061 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Camp above V. Emmanuele II refuge 9842 ft / 2999 m|
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