Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
We meet the Glacier Blanc refuge. We go to the heart of the glacier, for an incredible ride! By late afternoon we reach the Ecrins refuge.
Today is the big day! We ascend the Dôme des Ecrins on a tormented glacier. And once we get to the summit, it’s amazing! Then we return to the valley.
At the Pré de Madame Carle, in front of the Cézane chalet at 1PM or at the Glacier Blanc refuge at 3PM.
At the Ecrins refuge (guarded).
The price indicated is without ice school.
Price with ice school: 240€ per person.
You don't need previous high mountain experience, but you do need to be in good physical shape.
Equipment: 1 or 2 telescopic poles, rigid mountain shoes, harness, crampons , ice axe, helmet, backpack (35L minimum), 3-4 layers for the upper body, mountain fabric pants, gloves (warm and thin), glacier suited sunglasses, sunscreen, lip protection, 1L water bottle (minimum), 1 headlamp with new batteries, leggings, hat, money for the refuge, identity card and insurance (in waterproof container), snacks.
If you don't have, I can loan you harness, helmet, ice axe and crampons.
It's mandatory to have insurance (individual liability, repatriation, medical). Please check with your insurance company that you are properly insured.
- 50€ for the refuge (half board accommodation)
- Around 40€ divided by the number of participants (my expenses that you have to cover)
UIAGM mountain guide.
My base camp is at Champcella, in the High Alps, at the foot of the Ecrins and right next to the Queyras. I've fallen in love with this region, ideal for year-round mountain practices. It's a true paradise in the open air: alpinism, ice climbing, ski touring, off-piste ski, chutes, snowshoeing, via ferrata, canyoning, long hikes... almost anything can be done in this region!
This advanced base camp also allows me to easily explore every corner in the Alps, this multi-faceted massif that you can keep exploring your whole life... The most renown ones are Mont Blanc, Ecrins, Valais, Oberland and Dolomites, but there are also many less known massifs, far from the crowds! And from the Alps to other massifs in the world, there is sometimes only one step!
But way beyond the geographical wanderings, I consider mountain adventures as an inner journey above all, a journey guided by the joy of your discovery, by friendship and simply the pleasure of being.
The rope, a very symbolic link, much stronger than the piece of nylon that keeps alpinists together, is to me more exciting and rewarding than the sole "conquest" of a summit, than the sole technical and physical achievement.
Alpinism is a human adventure above all!
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