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Gran Paradiso (4061m) - Italy | by GlobeTrotter 2000
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Gran Paradiso (4061m) - Italy

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The Gran Paradiso (4061m) is the highest mountain entirely within Italy and a constant snowy companion on the Southern alpine skyline from the Mont Blanc Massif. Often climbed as a poor weather alternative to Mont Blanc the Paradiso has much more to recommend than just it's fine southern alpine climate. Lying in the Gran Paradiso National Park this is charming high alpine area set above the Italian Valsavarenche & Vallee d'Aoste. In early summer vibrantly colourful wild flowers and jostling Ibex give a spring in the step for the pleasant walk to the hospitable & lively Italian mountain hut from where the summit climb begins...

 

The video of Grand Paradiso climbing is here : youtu.be/3xAeVLIcFKw

The video of Mont Blanc climbing is here : youtu.be/3xAeVLIcFKw

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Taken on July 10, 2012