Mountaineering in France - 2 days - Intermediate
Ailefroide Orientale 2-day climb in the Ecrins Range
Mountaineering in France - 4 days - Intermediate - Private
Ailefroide Orientale and Pelvoux, 4 days in the Ecrins
Mountain climbing Ailefroide is tough, thrilling and rewarding, with its high altitude and tricky terrain of rock, ice and snow contributing to this. It is is however a beautiful climb, and its status as the 3rd highest peak in the Dauphine Alps ensures it is a bucket-list item for all serious mountain climbers.
How to get there
From Grenoble it is a 145km car/bus to Ailefroide
Best time to visit
July-September, when the weather is warmest and at its most manageable
Cool all-year-round, with Winter temperatures plunging to well below freezing
Some of the mountain climbing in Ailefroide can be very difficult and demanding, so being in excellent physical shape before undertaking a mountain climbing trip is highly recommended. The weather can sometimes be extremely cold in Ailefroide, so please pack and wear appropriate clothing so as not to get caught out
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