So you have signed up for a summer adventure trekking the Traverse of the Gran Paradiso. Now is the time you make sure you are fit and ready in order to get maximum enjoyment out of your trek. The Traverse of the Gran Paradiso is a great challenge and preparation is the key to achieving your goal.
The Traverse of the Gran Paradiso is for sure a stunningly beautiful trek but it isn’t easy and each day you will experience some challenging terrain. The Traverse of the Gran Paradiso is physically demanding, you will be travelling over rugged and mountainous terrain with a sustained amount of ascent and descent on a daily basis. Make sure you are aware of the daily distances travelled and the height gain and descent so you know what to expect.
THE TRAVERSE OF THE GRAN PARADISO IS A GRADE 4 TREK: TOUGHEST
Treks are graded 1-4 (1 being relatively easy to 4 being toughest). Traverse of the Gran Paradiso is described as toughest or extreme trek. An excellent level of fitness is needed for mountain walking with a substantial daily height gain and descent and sustained trekking over 8 to 10 days without a break.