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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • 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.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1700 EUR

Group of 2
950 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Personal Insurance
 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.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Selé Refuge

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

  • Day 2Eastern Ailefroide

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

  • Day 3Pelvoux Refuge

    Ascent to the Pelvoux Refuge and an active rest.

  • Day 4Pelvoux Traverse

    Pelvoux Traverse and finally, descent to the Ailefroide town.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Ailefroide

Accommodation

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.

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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.

 

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, 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 the MOUNTAIN MEDICINE INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (IMMED)
- 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!

 
 

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What People are Saying about Fede San Sebastián

 

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!
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Maris Paurs
1st class guide. Excellent scramble.
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Giles Austin
 

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