La Grivola is a mountain in the Gran Paradiso massif, in the Graian Alps, 3969 meters high. Thanks to its pyramidal shape, it is one of the most beautiful peaks in the Aosta Valley. The itineraries on its slopes are not extreme, but the quality of the rock and its isolation make it a challenging excursion.

  • La Grivola
  • 2 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

La Grivola Normal route

Climbing La Grivola along the Normal route is a spectacular and fulfilling mountaineering experience that starts from the village of Crétaz di Cogne (1500 m). Going up the path, the mountaineers will reach the Gratton bivouac, at an elevation of 3198 meters, to spend the night. The second day he mountaineers will cross the Ghiaccio del Trajo, a semi-flat glacier, until they reach the south face of Grivola and then climb through rock passages until reaching the North East ridge. They will climb the ridge until reaching the summit at 3969 meters.

Good training is required.

Day one of La Grivola ascent

Start: Crétaz di Cogne (1500 meters)
Arrival: Gratton bivouac (3198 meters)
Elevation gap: 1698 meters

Day two of La Grivola ascent

Normal route of La Grivola
Start: Gratton bivouac (3198 meters)
Arrival: summit of La Grivola (3969 meters)
Elevation gap: 771 meters

It is possible to climb the Grivola passing through the Vittorio Sella hut (one night, half board).

Mountain guide price for La Grivola ascent:

€ 950 - 1 person

The price not includes:

Overnight stay, lunch, dinner and breakfast (1 nigth in Vittorio Sella hut)

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Frazione Cretaz, 4
    11012 Cretaz
    Cogne, AO
  • Meeting time to be defined
  • Geographic coordinates 45°36'51.8"N 7°20'30.3"E

What to bring

  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Descender
  • Carabiners
  • Mountain boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a IFMGA-UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides for climbing La Grivola Normal route, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the mountaineering ascent to La Grivola.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the mountaineering experience.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.