Gran Paradiso, Italy
DATE: June 14 - 18
TECHNICAL CLIMBING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None
FITNESS LEVEL REQUIRED - Moderate to high
Gran Paradiso, ITALY (4061m)
M2M returns to tackle Italys highest independent peak.
Last year poor weather conditions foiled our plans to reach the summit but the trip was still such a success we thought it only right to return and settle our unfinished business. Set in Italys stunning Grand Paradiso national park this majestic peak rises above the landscape providing outstanding views across the Alps from its summit. Gran Paradiso offers an exciting introduction to mountaineering but also presents a great challenge in its own right. For many it will be the first chance to ascend on glaciers using ropes, crampons and ice-axes but with no technical mountaineering experience required. If you are fit and enjoy the satisfaction of climbing summits
under your own steam, it's perfect.
14th - Arrive Chamonix, 1st night in chalet for welcome dinner and a chance to meet your fellow climbers.
15th - Travel to Gran Paradiso National Park. Trek up to the stunning Vittorio Emanuele mountain refuge. Hone your Alpine skills with the experts before settling in for a big Italian dinner and a night in the refuge.
16th - Acclimatise on the mountain by summiting your first peak of 3800m, an achievement in itself.
17th - The big push to summit Gran Paradiso before descending the other side of the mountain for lunch at Rifugio Chabod and a well earned glass of something before returning to Chamonix where the celebrations can really commence in the chalet.
18th - DEPART Chamonix
£2000 + VAT per person
5* chalet accommodation in Chamonix
Mountain refuge stays
3 meals per day. Beer and wine will also be provided to keep the mood celebratory!
All technical climbing equipment.
Specialist training and nutrition advice prior to departure.
Please note you will require crampon compatible boots, although these can be hired in Chamonix.
*Price does not include flights and transfers.
£1500 per person (target)
Funds raised will go to the Neverest Orthopaedic Foundation and the construction of a new spinal unit in Chitwan, Nepal.
*Limited spaces available.