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Ascent of Gran Paradiso on 2004-05-17

Climber: Tim Benjamin

Date:Monday, May 17, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Gran Paradiso
    Location:Italy
    Elevation:4060 m / 13323 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Skis up and down, requiring about 2 hours of walking from the car park to the snow slopes before the hut. Fantastic snow on the way down, beginning quite icy then almost "pisted", until mid morning sun warmed the lower slopes and it got quite heavy going once past the hut.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Skis, Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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