The South Side of Paradise

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Chamonix saw some grim snowy weather last week, so I set off with Dan in search of dry Alpine rock on the south side of the Gran Paradiso national park. Just 2.5 hrs from cham, this is a wild corner of the Alps with loads of flawless granite in the main valley, and some great peaks of good quality gneiss in the main massif. We had a fun time on Becco Meridionale della Tribolazione where we climbed the Grassi – Re, and a good fight on Diedro Nanchez and Fissure Disperazione – good old fashioned granite at its best!