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

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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • 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!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
800 EUR

Group of 2
440 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 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.
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Le Mélézet, 05340 Pelvoux, Francia

Accommodation

Mountain hut

 

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 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, bored of the hectic life and the work system of big companies, I take the decision to come back to Aosta Valley and to transform my passion for the sports and the moountains into a new job.
In 2016 I achieve the title of Aspirant Mountain Guide and I can finally fulfill my dream. Now I try to convey my passion to help people live incredible experiences, using my past to care also about communication, photo and video production. In 2019, I became fully certified as an IFMGA mountain guide.

 
 

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