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3-day ascent on Barre des Ecrins in the French Alps

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Join an IFMGA-certified guide on a 3-day climb in the stunning French Alps to the Barre des Ecrins.



3 Days

Jun - Sep




* Climb the spectacular Barre des Ecrins, one of the giants of the Alps.

* Lying in a national park, the region is home to other famous mountain peaks.

* First climbed in 1864, feel the exhilaration of climbing Barre des Ecrins.


Rising out along the Massif des Ecrins in the French Alps is the Barre des Ecrins, which soars to 4,102 meters. It is the highest peak on the massif, as well as the highest peak in the Dauphine Alps.

The Barre des Ecrins is the most southern 4,000m peak in the Alps. The mountain lies within a national park, which is home to a number of other famous peaks, such as La Meije or Le Pelvoux.

The faces of the mountain are vastly diverse. Its northern slopes contain a large glacier with several routes. Snow and ice accompany them the whole way. Its southern face hosts a serious 1,500m rock route.

The Ecrins were discovered in the 19th century and were recorded as the highest point in France at the time. That was because Savoy was then part of the Kingdom of Sardinia.

The first ascent of the Barre des Ecrins was in 1864 by Englishmen, aided by 2 guides.

Due to the level of difficulty involved in this 3-day ascent, potential participants are required to have good physical fitness as well as technical abilities.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on a 3-day ascent on the Barre des Ecrins in the beautiful French Alps.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain Guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!


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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Great Experience and would hire again in a heart beat!



Excellent accompagnement, aussi bien avant la journée par mail, que le jour même. Yvan nous a amené à un site magnifique, et a prodigué d'excellents conseils à mon fils. Nous avons passé une excellente journée



Super ! Nous avons passé une excellente après-midi avec Willy ! Nous avons eu des conseils et des recommandations pour pouvoir continuer la pratique de via ferrata. Je recommande vivement cette expérience



We had a very exciting day with Willy! We had never done a via ferrata before and did Pont-a-Lesse and Marche-les-Dames in one day. Willy explained the different techniques very well and adapted to our wishes and the circumstances perfectly. Gauthier adviced us in the beginning correctly that Marche-les-Dames would be better for us than Les-Grandes-Malades in terms of difficulty. Overall we were very happy with the choice, spend a great day outdoors and can definitely recommend this adventure!



We had a really fantastic day of bouldering in Fontainebleau with our guide Ivan. He is very experienced and knows the region well. He showed us great boulders and routes that we would not have found on our own, and kept a good pace to keep us going for the full six hours.

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