The Gran Paradiso is located within the ononimo national park, is among a few 4000 entirely in Italian territory. The north face was first climbed in 1930 by Chabod and Amilcare Crétier. From the Chabod ruifugio you can enjoy a splendid view of the north face. A prestigious descent on uniform terrain and constant slope.


  • Day 1
    From the Pravieux parking area 1834 m. in Valsavarenche through pastures and woods in 2.30-3.00 hours you reach the Federico Chabod refuge 2750 m. Dinner and overnight at the refuge.
  • Day 2
    Wake up at 4.30, breakfast and departure at 4.45 in the morning. For about an hour you walk on poorly traced paths and moraines, you reach the Lavenciau glacier, which is often very crevassed. After passing the terminal in just over 1.30 you reach the top. The descent is really beautiful, the slope is very wide, after the first 150 meters the serac must be discarded on the right, which in recent years has reduced considerably in size.
  • Average time for round trip 1 day
  • Total height difference, uphill +2200 mt.
  • Total height difference, downhill -1300 mt.
  • Period from December to July
Request information

The price includes

  • Assistance of the mountain guide, commonly used material.
  • Insurance that covers the emergency intervention in the event of an accident.

The fee does not include

  • Car transfers
  • Board and lodging for the participants and the guide and all that is not specified in the entry The price includes.

Technical difficulty ascent


Technical difficulty descent


Physical training


Objective dangers


  • harness
  • Maximum ice ax 60 cm
  • Classic crampons with anti-cocoon
  • Ski touring boots.
  • Think
  • Helmet
  • Telescopic ski pole

Harness, ice ax, crampons, avalanche beacon, ski pole and helmet missing will be provided by the guide.


  • High mountain / glacier sunglasses
  • Sun cream and cocoa butter
  • Cap
  • High mountain gloves
  • Breathable t-shirt
  • Sweet life
  • Windstopper or fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Ski pants for high mountains
  • Mountain socks


  • The nose is getting thinner
  • Ski mask
  • Lightweight spare gloves
  • Small personal pharmacy (compeed, aspirin, high protection sunscreen)
  • Camera
  • 1 liter bottle or Thermos
  • Energy bars, dried fruit, chocolate, sandwich ...
  • Paper towels
  • Share:

Information request and booking

We welcome you to contact us for more information
about any of our products or services.