Join a group of trekkers and their guides on the virtual ascent of Gran Paradiso (4061m), the highest mountain wholly in Italy.

You have the option of taking one of two routes:

1) The first and longer of the options begins at Alp Pravieux and heads up to the Rifugio F. Chabod. The following day allows for acclimatization, and a view of Gran Paradiso from the north-west as you traverse the Laveciau Glacier to the Rifugio V. Emanuele II.

2) The second option begins at Pont, and heads straight up to the Rifugio V. Emanuele II.

From the Rifugio V. Emanuele II, you can head up the Gran Paradiso Glacier to the summit itself.

Good luck.

The Virtual Mountain Tour consists of seventy seven 360 degree panoramas presented within a QuickTime VR control panel. For information on how to operate this interface, please view the help page.

Many thank to Mountain Tracks guiding company for taking me on this expedition.

I will be delighted to receive feedback, good or bad. Please email derek@virtualmountains.co.uk.

© Derek Stillingfleet 2007