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Ailefroide Orientale and Pelvoux, 4 days in the Ecrins

Join Fede, an IFMGA mountain guide, on this unforgettable 4-day experience to the heights of the Ecrins in the French Alps.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration4 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Ascend some of the most iconic peaks in the Ecrins.

  • Enjoy authentic mountain refuges, ideal to rest.

  • Discover the beautiful French Alps from above.


Let me invite you to a beautiful and exciting adventure up the incredible Ecrins. Join me for a great 4-day adventure to discover this beautiful corner of the French Alps.

The Ecrins is the highest massif in the southern Alps and it comprises the Ecrins National Park, which attracts 800,000 tourists a year. It is one of the best places to practice mountaineering, since it is still free of cable-cars and big buildings.

For this adventure, we’ll meet at Ailefroide. Our meeting point is located close to Briançon and is usually the base for mountaineering expeditions to Barre des Ecrins, Pelvoux or the Ailefroide peak.

During this four-day adventure, we’ll ascend one of the Ecrins’ highest and most iconic peaks: the Eastern Ailefroide. We’ll also attempt to accomplish the Pelvoux Traverse, an incredible route to the glaciers of the area. You can check the itinerary below for more information about this trip.

This trip is recommended for mountaineers with some experience in the mountains and 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 choosing what to pack.

Ready for an unforgettable experience? Then book your trip now and get ready for a real mountaineering adventure in the French Alps.

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


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.


Due to weather conditions, the guide may offer an alternative date to the one requested if necessary.

More info

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





Day 1: Selé Refuge

First, we’ll meet in Ailefroide, check the equipment and ascend towards the Selé Refuge.

Day 2: Eastern Ailefroide

Ascent to the Eastern Ailefroide and, then, descent to the Selé Refuge.

Day 3: Pelvoux Refuge

Ascent to the Pelvoux Refuge and an active rest.

Day 4: Pelvoux Traverse

Pelvoux Traverse and finally, descent to the Ailefroide town.

About the guide

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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, 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!

For booking assistance

Have any doubts? Talk directly with an Explore Share assistant.
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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1753 each

Group of 2

EUR 980 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 costs 320EUR. Price does not include transport to the start of the trip, accommodation, lifts or personal equipment.

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