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Mountain Climbing in the Ecrins

Discover the immaculate beauty in the heart of the French Alps from the slopes of the Ecrins Massif!

Explore dozens of different mountain peaks throughout the southeastern national park. From simple, single-day ascents to far longer and more challenging ones, there is plenty to climb in the Ecrins. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips in Ecrins. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Ecrins

Ecrins National Parks boasts some of the best mountain scenery in all of France, and that’s saying quite something. From the top of one of the national park’s various mountain peaks, expect immaculate views of the surrounding valleys and glaciers as well as views out over some of the Alps’ most iconic mountains, including Mont Blanc.


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Best time to climb:

June to September

How to get there:

Any trip to Ecrins National Park likely begins with a flight into Alpes–Isère Airport (GNB) in Grenoble. From here, the park can be reached in about one hour by car and a bit longer by bus

What’s the weather like?

During the summer, average daily temperatures in the park range from 15 ºC to 20 ºC, with temperatures often below freezing at the top of the mountains. Summer is also fairly dry, but thunderstorms can occur quickly

More info about Mountain Climbing in Ecrins:

Boasting more than 45 mountain peaks, the Ecrins massif is a veritable playground for avid mountain climbers. Aside from La Meije, ascents of many other peaks are also incredibly popular. Among the top destinations are Barre des Écrins (4,102 meters) and Ailefroide (3,954 meters), which are the highest and third highest peaks on the massif, respectively. Both of these mountains offer excellent two day challenges for intermediate moutnaineers, making them perfect for a weekend trip. They also boast incredible scenery as well as the options to climb over rock, glacier and ice, depending on the route. Outside of the summer season, the Ecrins are also a popular destination for climbers wanting to try out winter mountaineering

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