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Climb Le Râteau in the Écrins via the South Ridge, 2 days


Join Antoine, an aspirant IFMGA guide, on this 2-day ascent to Le Rateau via the south ridge, in the Écrins massif.



2 Days

Jun, Sep




  • Climb one of the highest peaks in the Écrins Massif
  • Le Rateau is a perfect peak to venture yourself into mountaineering
  • Enjoy the view of stunning landscapes in the French Alps


I invite you to join me on this 2-day trip to climb Le Rateau (3809m) via the south ridge, one of the highest peaks in the Écrins Massif.

Le Rateau is situated very close to La Mejie, just separated by a ridge. The mountain overlooks the village of La Grave to the north, and the valley of the Romanche river.

We will meet in the Grenoble area. On the first day we will hike for about 3 hours to La Selle mountain hut, where we will spend the night. On the next day, we will ascend Le Rateau and descend back to our starting point.

I can take up to 2 people in this ascent. This is not a difficult climb, but it is a long route, so you need to be in good shape to join this program. You need to be able to walk for many hours in a cold climate, crossing glaciated terrain on high altitude.

This is a great program for those looking to venture themselves into mountainerring, as we will climb the complete route, using crampons, climbing and abseiling. Also, it is a perfec trip for those who enjoy to be in wild places, surrounded by stunning landscapes.

Are you in for this ascent in the Écrins Massif? Just send me a request, book your trip and get ready to climb Le Râteau! 

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 550 Each

Group of 2

EUR 550 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include mountaineering boots (strong shoes), hut booking, meal at the hut, personal equipment.



La Selle mountain hut

More info

Personal Equipment: backpack, sunglasses, goggles, sun cream, warm clothes, gloves, etc.).

Meeting point

Grenoble and surrounding area

Equipment you will need to bring




Watter bottle

Other gear: beanie, hat, comfy socks

About the guide

I'm an Aspirant IFMGA mountain guide, training and aspiring to be fully certified soon.
I'm really lucky to share my passion with job. Everyday is a new experience when I bring people in the Mountains.

I work throughout the year; during the winter I can show you beautiful ski places like Chamonix, La Grave or Tignes ... During the summer we can reach all the summits you desire to climb ... I will enjoy to share a good moment with you!


French | English




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