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2-day Ski touring on La Meije in the South of France, from La Bérarde

Enjoy a unique 2-day ski touring adventure on La Meije in the South of France with certified guide Pierre Biju Duval. Discover the stunning landscapes and pristine powder of the mountains surrounding La Bérarde.

Private and Group

1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy a thrilling ski touring adventure in the south of France.
  • Explore the mountains surrounding La Bérarde.
  • Discover the awe-inspiring landscapes of La Meije.

Description

Famous for its off-piste and extreme skiing possibilities, La Meije is the ideal peak for a ski touring adventure. Join me on this 2-day program and discover the stunning slopes of this mountain in the South of France, near La Bérarde.

We will set off on our adventure from La Bérarde. From there, we will spend around 2 to 3 hours on our way to the refuge. Once we arrive, we will enjoy a replenishing picnic before spending the afternoon learning about snow and safety conditions. On the next day, we will set off a dawn towards the Breche de La Meije at an altitude of (3357 m). We will enjoy a nice coffee break before returning to the refuge and back to La Bérarde after lunch.

This exciting ski touring program is for skiers with prior experience. Additionally, you will need a good fitness level. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you every step of the way.

So, are you ready for a unique ski touring adventure on La Meije? Then make sure to book your place and join me on this 2-day program in the South of France.

Would you like to try a longer program? The you can also join this 3-day ski touring adventure in France!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price does not include transportation to the meeting point, drinks, personal insurance.


Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1

Climb to the Châtelleret refuge by the valley of Etançons (around 2h30). 
Picnic at the refuge. 
Ascent: 500 m. 
During the afternoon we will enjoy an awareness session on snow science, ARVA, and course preparation. 

Night and dinner at the  Châtelleret refuge in charge of Gérard TURC (High Mountain Guide) and Brigitte MOREAU.

Day 2: Day 2

Sunrise and breakfast around 5am.

 
Climb to the Breche de la Meije (3357 m), final walk. 

Elevation gain: 900 m. 

Negative height difference: 1500 m. 

Coffee break at the mythical Promontoire refuge(3082 m). 

Descent to the Châtelleret refuge (2232 m), picnic and packing.

Return to La Bérarde around 2pm.

 

Details

Accommodation

Mountain Huts

Meeting point

11am La Bérarde

Equipment you will need to bring

Crampons

Ski equipment

Other gear: Light crampons, shoulder belt, 40 liter bag, ski touring equipment, warm clothing.


About the guide

Former ski resort manager, my passion for mountain wilderness has led me to become a Guide 20 years ago. Since then, I have had the same pleasure guiding to iconic summits. As La Bérarde Guides' office President, Les Ecrins are among my favorite destinations for skiing, climbing and moutaineering all year around.

I will enjoy very much guiding you in a matter of discovery, pedagogy and security on the highest summits in the Alpes. Look forward to meeting you !

Languages

French | English

Residence

Grenoble aera- Ecrins, France


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