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Mountaineering in the park of Gran Paradiso: Becco Meridionale delle Tribolazione - Canavese - Piedmont

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Mountaineering in the park of Gran Paradiso: Becco Meridionale delle Tribolazione – Canavese – Piedmont


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Ready for a unique experience among the wildest peaks of the Italian Alps? Join us for a two-day alpine climb to Becco Meridionale della Tribolazione, a 3360m high granite tower, via a classic TRAD route.

The Piantonetto valley, in the heart of the Gran Paradiso park, has a mountaineering history that dates back to the beginning of the century, and boasts several peaks up to 3600m high characterized by vertical granite walls, which are perfectly prepared for a climb trad.

It is the most interesting valley in the park in terms of rock climbing, and its sharp granite towers, characterized by dihedrals and cracks, are easily comparable to the satellites of Mont Blanc such as the Gran Capucin.

Mountains such as the Becco di Valsoera, the Becchi della Tribolazione and the Gran San Pietro are a secret dream for generations of mountaineers, and the history of Piedmontese climbing has been written on these walls.

In this valley we find some of the most beautiful routes in all of the Alps, i.e. climbs that go beyond times and fashions, forming part of the experience and life of almost all mountaineers.

There are many national and international climbers who over the decades have left their signature on these difficult vertical walls, in a majestic and wild environment that makes these climbs even more fascinating and adventurous.

On the first day in the morning we will meet the guide in Locana and we will head by car towards the Piantonetto dam, from which we will begin our walk towards the Pontese refuge (2200m, about 45 minutes).

Here we will have the opportunity to practice on one of the nearby crags to familiarize ourselves with trad climbing techniques and prepare for the next day’s big climb.

On the second day, ready to face a remote area, we will walk for about 3 hours to reach the starting point of our climb. Here a 6-pitch climb awaits us on magnificent red granite for 250m, characterized by cracks, dihedrals, slabs, and the best granite can offer. In about 6 hours we will be at the top.

The descent can take place along the normal route or via one of the ascent lines. After a refreshing lunch at the Pontese refuge, we will continue on foot to the Piantonetto dam and then by car to Locana.

You will be accompanied by certified mountain guides with fluent English. This tour is suitable for climbers with good rock experience (5C/6A).

But the possibilities don’t end there! You can customize the package to your liking based on your days of availability and your preferences. You can add or remove services according to your needs.

Do not miss the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience among the peaks of the Italian Alps!





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Period

Autumn, Summer

Athletic level

2

Ideal for

Couples, Singles

Duration

2 days

Technical level

2

People

2

Tour type

Round trip

D+

1500m

Q max

3360 m

Total km

16km

D-

1500

Q min

1900

Ground

Single track, Mule track

Period

Autumn, Summer

Duration

2 days

People

2

Ideal for

Couples, Singles

Technical level

2

Athletic level

2

Km totali

16

Tour type

Round trip

Ground

3

D +

1500

D -

1500

Q max

3360

Q min

1900

Comfort

2

Landscape/nature

3

culture

2

Relax

2

Accomodation: Refuge

Meals: Packed

WHAT TO EXPECT:
  • 2-day climb in the Italian Alps in the splendid Piantonetto Valley, the granite heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park
  • Trad climbing on historic multipitches routes of about 300m (5/6 pitch), level 5C/6A
  • Overnight stays at the Pontese refuge
  • All meals are included, and you can taste typical KM0 products
  • Accompaniment by certified mountain guides with fluent English
  • Close encounters with the typical fauna of the Gran Paradiso National Park (ibexes, chamois, eagles, bearded vultures, marmots, etc)
  • Authentic immersion in a wild and unspoilt place, unknown to mass tourism
  • Visit of protected natural areas, including the Gran Paradiso park, the oldest park in Italy
  • Possibility of customizing the tour with other activities or experiences, cultural visits, additional days or other extras (see dedicated section)
SUSTAINABLE TOUR:
  • We undertake to collect any rubbish found during the excursion
  • We offer the possibility of offsetting the CO2 produced by the tour by planting trees
  • We choose eco-friendly accommodation facilities and restaurateurs as far as possible that offer local, organic and KM0 products
  • We try as much as possible to avoid the use of motor vehicles as much as possible
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Terms and conditions​

Here are our booking and payment policies:

  • 30% deposit upon reservation
  • Balance due within 15 days from the tour departure date
Here are our trip cancellation policies:

  • Cancellation up to 60 days prior to departure: full refund (100%)
  • Cancellation between 60 and 30 days prior to departure: 50% refund
  • Cancellation between 30 and 15 days prior to departure: 30% refund
  • Cancellation within 15 days prior to departure: no refund
For the complete terms and conditions, please refer to this page: https://www.southfaceparadise.com/term-condition/

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   Price: 749 €

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