Photo by Marco Borello
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1860|
|First successful climber(s):||J.J. Cowell, W. Dundas, J. Payot, J. Tairraz|
|Nearest major airport:||Turin, Italy|
|Convenient Center:||Pont, Italy|
Gran Paradiso is the highest peak in the Graian Alps. It is a dominant mountain when seen from distant summits, but from the closer valleys, it is hidden behind its surrounding mountains. It is located in the Gran Paradiso National Park in Northwest Italy, which insures its popularity and correspondingly heavy traffic.