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