Wednesday, 10 July 2019
A few days in the Gran Paradiso National Park. Italy's first NP and one of the few areas in The Alps that is still relatively quiet. Renowned for it's wildlife, especially Ibex.
A fab, long day up to the Col Loson at 3296m it is the highest point on the Alta Via long distance trail through the Gran Paradiso. Stunning day with bright sunshine, great visibility and a lovely cooling wind so no where nearer as hot as last week. Feeling far more comfortable. I saw just a handful of people but numerous Marmots. No Ibex or Chamois. Flowers stunning. On the return into the Val Saveranche I wondered up to the foot of the spectacular Herbertet peak which was even better than the Col.