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

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




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip



  • 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.

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Price per person

Group of 1
1200 EUR

Group of 2
700 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required



About the Guide


Hello! I was born in Patagonia, Argentina, and started practicing mountaineering from a very young age. Today I live in the mecca of alpinism, Chamonix, France. I work as a full time mountain guide here in the Alps, in Patagonia and in any place I get the chance to go to.

Whether it is rock climbing in the sun, or ice and mixed routes in the cold north faces in the Alps, I do everything with passion. Glacier travels, icefalls climbing, freeride, ski touring... Luckily the mountain gives us many choices.

I invite you to join me in any of my trips and activities!



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