Gran Paradiso

Elevation (feet): 13,323
Elevation (meters): 4,061
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
Range/Region: Graian Alps
Latitude: 45.5177
Longitude: 7.2678
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1860
First successful climber(s): J.J. Cowell, W. Dundas, J. Payot, J. Tairraz
Nearest major airport: Turin, Italy
Convenient Center: Pont, Italy

Gran Paradiso is the highest peak in the Graian Alps. It is a dominant mountain when seen from distant summits, but from the closer valleys, it is hidden behind its surrounding mountains. It is located in the Gran Paradiso National Park in Northwest Italy, which insures its popularity and correspondingly heavy traffic.