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4-day Ailefroide traverse with Boeufs Rouges ascent

Ailefroide traverse
Mountaineering in Alefroide
Ailefroide traverse

Ascend the iconic peak in the French Alps, Ailefroide, on this spectacular 4-day adventure with Fede, an IFMGA mountain guide.



4 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep




  • A complete traverse on a classic Alps adventure.
  • Explore the French Alps with an experienced guide.
  • Spend four amazing days ascending classic peaks in the Ecrins.


Join me for an incredible mountaineering adventure to the French Alps. On this four-day adventure, we’ll explore the Ailefroide traverse and ascend the impressive peak of Boeufs Rouges.

This Alps classic with stunning views and exciting routes is every mountaineer’s dream. We’ll meet at Ailefroide and begin with an ascent to Beufs Rouges, which is popular among locals and will help us get used to the altitude. Then, for the main event, we’ll go for the Ailefroide traverse, a complete mountaineering adventure to the Eastern and Central peaks and then a descent to the town. You can check the itinerary below for a more detailed description.

This trip is recommended for mountaineers with rock climbing and crampon experience. It is important that you are in good physical shape. Make sure to review the list of items needed for the trip. Additionally, I can also help you if you have any doubts deciding what to pack.

So book your trip now and get ready for an unforgettable adventure. I would love to be your guide.

For more mountaineering trips in the Alps, check out the trips I offer to The Eiger and to Monte Cervino.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1800 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1800 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1800 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1800 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1800 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1800 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1800 Each

Group of 8

EUR 1800 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Price is per person to join a group. If you wish to extend your stay, each day has a price of 330EUR. Price does not include transport to the start of the trip, accommodation, lifts or personal equipment.


Day 1: Selé Refuge

Meeting in Ailefroide, equipment check and ascent to the Selé Refuge.

Day 2: Boeufs Rouges peak

Night at the Selé Refuge.

Day 3: Ailefroide traverse

Descent to the Ailefroide town.

Day 4: Flexible day

We’ll use this day in case we need more time for the traverse.




Mountain refuges (not included in the price). These refuges do not include wifi or plugs (there are exceptions) and they do not accept credit card. Their service includes half-board meals with the option to request a pic-nic for the following day.

More info

A deposit of 400EUR is needed to reserve a spot.

Make sure to bring: -30-40 liter backpack -Mountaineering harness -Climbing helmet -1 cord for Machard (1m 6mm) -Crampons and an ice axe -Mountaineering boots -Comfortable and warm clothes (including waterproof jacket and pants) -Hat -Lantern -Sunglasses -Sunscreen and lip balm -Gloves (2 pairs) -Hot thermos -Snacks -Personal hygiene and first-aid kit.

Meeting point


About the guide

Fede was born in1983 in the Basque Country, northern Spain, where he started climbing and visiting the Pyrenees. After studying Business Management, he finally moved to the Pyrenees to be closer to his passion.

Fede has been working for more than 13 years in the outdoors industry, as a Ski Patrol and AEGM Mountain Guide, Canyon Guide and Ski Instructor.

Nowadays, he is a full-time IFMGA Mountain Guide, sharing with his clients all sorts of activities in the Pyrenees, the Alps, Canada, Norway, Morroco, Peru, and others.

He has lived in both Canada and France, so he will have no trouble in speaking French, English or Italian.

Apart from his private trips with his clients, he also works for several well recognized companies, for the filming industry and writes for specialized magazines, for example:
- Filming safety Consultant for BEAR GRYLLS'S survival shows, such as Running Wild...
- Ski guide for ICE CREEK LODGE, BC, Canada
- Instructor and guide for the FRENCH ALPINE CLUB (CAF)
- Instructor for Mountain Training School (MTS), based in Alaska
- Writer for different Spanish magazines, such as DESNIVEL and GRANDES ESPACIOS.

Enjoy his human skills and the finest guiding quality. Guaranteed!


Italian | French | English




Valle de Tena

What people are saying about Fede San Sebastián

Maris Paurs


June, 2019

Fantastic climb! We were the only people climbing the normal route so we had the mountain to ourselves. Fede was great, highly professional, and he assessed the risks very well. Highly recommended!

Giles Austin


August, 2018

1st class guide. Excellent scramble.



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