The kingdom of the Ibex
Pont Valsavarenche (1960m, bus connection to Aosta station)
Col Lauson (3296m)
Total travelling time:
Overall height gain/loss:
+ 5424m - 5424m
Rif. Federico Chabod – Rif. Vittorio Emanuele II – Pont
After a brief descent followed by an upslope, you reach the Vittorio Emanuele II hut (2732m), which is always crowded. From here, alpinists usually start their ascent of Gran Paradiso and Ciarforon. You, on the contrary, descend to Pont (1960m) waving goodbye to this outstanding environment.
Rif. Vittorio Emanuele II (2735m): Tel. +39-0165-95920,
e-mail: [email protected]
, open from the end of March to mid September, CAI.
Alternative option - Climbing up Gran Paradiso
This route is only for experienced climbers or for people accompanied by Alpine guides and it can be achieved only during fine weather conditions. To ascend to the Gran Paradiso full climbing gear is necessary (crampons, axe and harness). During the Gran Paradiso tour you can stay overnight at the Federico Chabod hut (2750m) and at the Vittorio Emanuele II hut. From both huts to the summit the height gain is around 1300m and it takes 4½ - 5 hours.