Gran Paradiso

Gran Paradiso, Valsavarenche, Aosta Valley, Italija

The Gran Paradiso, reaching an elevation of 4,061 meters, is a prominent mountain in the Graian Alps of Italy. As the only peak exceeding 4,000 meters entirely within Italian territory, it holds a unique position in the alpine landscape. Located between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont, it forms part of the Gran Paradiso National Park, a region dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and diverse wildlife of the area.

The mountain offers a variety of routes for climbers, with the most popular starting from the Refuge Victor-Emmanuel II or the Refuge Frédéric Chabod. While the ascent to the Gran Paradiso is considered relatively accessible, reaching the true summit requires more technical climbing skills. The North West Face presents a more challenging route for experienced climbers. The Gran Paradiso is also connected ecologically to the Vanoise National Park in France, highlighting its significance in European conservation efforts.