Gran Paradiso North Ridge + Petit Face Nord

Just a few pics from the North Ridge and Petit Face Nord of the Gran Paradiso yesterday – a great, varied route with a little bit of everything.  This is one of the few areas of the Western Alps that has had some snow, but hasn’t been buried – so numerous large Mont Blanc teams up at both the the Chadod and Vittoria Emanuelle Huts, heading up the voie normales.

Rich has also been over on the southern side of the Paradiso National Park, climbing at Orco and on the S Face of Tribulazione yesterday, which is dry and snow free at the moment – ie much better than most other rock routes at over 3000m in the Alps just now!

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