Our intrepid group of adventurers fondly known by the ProSport family as “Strappy’s Mums” are currently embarking on their most recent challenge Gran Paradiso in Italy. Having already conquered Kilimanjaro, Tour Du Mont Blanc, New Zealand and Morocco, these impressive ladies have set off on an extraordinary expedition steeped in ancient Roman history along one of the most beautiful and wild treks in Western Europe. Sitting in the Valle d'Aosta in northern Italy, Gran Paradiso is a rugged island of natural beauty, dominated by the only 4000m peak wholly in Italy. They are currently taking in the southern, western and northern sections of the Gran Paradiso, staying in the park for the entire time. Staying in the park will allow them to explore the magical mountains and rugged and desolate valleys which verge on pristine wilderness. Only a stones throw from other famous European peaks, views of Monta Rosa, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc will be afforded at several passes along the way. Wildlife is abundant with herds of Chamois and solitary Ibex to be seen along the route all the while staying in a mix of small hotels and Refugios, hand in hand with Italian hospitality and excellent food and wine. Keen to explore this expedition next year? It is the perfect adventure for those seeking another side of the Italian Alps, one that is remote, spectacular and steeped in history.