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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

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 - 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.

Equipment you will need to bring


Ice axe


Water bottle





About the guide

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Adventure Dreamers



Guiding agency

The reality of "Adventure Dreamers" was born thanks to the crossing of paths of 4 boys who share the same passions: travels, mountains, skiing, climbing and sailing. Alessandro is a Roman entrepreneur, passionate about skiing and sailing. He takes care of the marketing and management of the site. Caterina, an educator who grew up in Bologna, loves working in contact with people and traveling the world. Luca, an all-round mountaineer, has chosen to live in the mountains, embarking on a career as a mountain guide. Jacopo, a mountain guide, yoga teacher and indology's student. Together with Caterina she takes care of the organization and management of events.

Why “Adventure Dreamers”? Because we need to dream and live adventures, which can enrich us and be shared with as many people who love sport, nature and are ready to grasp the riches that are around us.

How do we manage to organize these experiences? We have created a team of highly specialized guides and in synergy with tour operators, travel agencies and professionals in the tourism-sports sector we think and plan everything necessary to guarantee a unique and exclusive offer, with a good dose of adventure.

Today Adventure Dreamers is a company that organizes events in Italy and in some other countries around the world


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What people are saying about this trip



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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