True summit of Gran Paradiso

This photograph was taken from the 'official' summit of Gran Paradiso at the Madonna. The true summit of Gran Paradiso is about 10 minutes away, the highest point on the snow ridge visible in the photograph, although few people bother to make the effort.

The mountain in the middle distance to the right of the photograph is probably Herbetet or Gran Serra. The one in the far distance dominating the scene is Mont Blanc. The peaks look closer than they are because this photograph was taken with a 135mm lens.

The Mountains