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2-day Barre des Écrins summit via the Glacier Blanc in the Dauphiné Alps (France)

Glacier Blanc
Glacier Blanc
Glacier Blanc
Glacier Blanc
Glacier Blanc

Join Jacopo, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this scenic and exciting 2-day mountaineering ascent of Barre des Écrins. Combine rock and ice climbing to conquer the southernmost 4,000+ meter peak in the Alps and enjoy incredible views along the way.



2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Enjoy the stunning scenery all along the Barre des Écrins massif.
  • Summit the southernmost 4,000+ meter high peak in the Alps.
  • Get great views of La Meije and the rest of the Dauphiné Alps from the top.


Towering up 4,102 meters above sea level, Barre des Écrins is the highest peak on the Écrins massif and the Dauphiné Alps!

Heading up to the vaunted peak's summit is the perfect challenge for intermediate-level mountaineers with some previous experience on mixed terrain around or above 4,000 meters.

The adventure begins after we go over our itinerary and check out our gear in the  the parking lot of Pre de Mme Carle. From here, we will hike for five hours until we reach the Écrins refuge.

Getting a pre-dawn start on the following morning, we will leave our cozy mountain hut and begin climbing over rock and ice until we reach a nice rock ridge, which we will follow on to the summit.

From the top, we will enjoy incredible views out over the rest of the massif as well as out toward La Meije and the rest of the Dauphiné Alps.

After we've had our fill of the summit, we will climb back down and hike out to the car park.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this exciting and scenic 2-day mountaineering ascent of Barre des Écrins!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you may also enjoy my 2-day mountaineering ascent of Gran Paradiso, nearby in Italy!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The technical equipment needed for the ascent (ice axe, crampons, harness and helmet) is not included, but i can provide them for an additional €20 fee.



Mountain hut

Meeting point

Le Mélézet, 05340 Pelvoux, Francia

Equipment you will need to bring


Ice axe





Watter bottle

Other gear: Gloves

About the guide

Born in 1983, grown in Brusson, I ran for the Aosta Valley regional team of Biathlon until the age of 19.

In 2002 I left home to continue my studies in France and later in Belgium, during this time I was offered for a job in Milan.

This way started a journey inside television channels and post-production companies, where I get skilled and specialize in 2D and 3D animation, editing and compositing.

2010 is the year of change: sick of the hectic life and the work system of big companies, I take the decision to come back to Aosta Valley. During that time I also started to approach asana practice and a personal study in Vedantic Philosophy. My personal challenge was to turn my passion for the sports and the mountains into a new job and I started to realize this life plan. In 2016 I achieve the title of Aspirant Mountain Guide and in 2019 I can finally fulfill my dream, becoming an IFMGA Mountain Guide and qualified Yoga teacher in the really traditional Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham, Kadaleevanam, Kodakkad Village in the South of India.


Italian | French | English



What people are saying about this trip

Samuel Peignier


July, 2023

Super séjour avec Jacopo. Très sympathique et de bons conseils, nous avons été ravis de découvrir le glacier blanc et le dome de neige en sa companie. Je recommande à 100%!!


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