Climbing La Meije and Le Doigt de Dieu

Join Nicolas, IFMGA certified guide, in this 3-day climbing trip to La Meije and Le Doigt de Dieu. Improve your skills enjoying the mountain experience!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me for a nice 3-day journey in the area of La Meije (Southern Alps). In fact, we will climb La Meije & Le Doigt de Dieu. The hike up to the Aigle refuge on day 1 is already a true journey… We will then spend 2 days “perched” on top of the Durance valley.

    Two magnificent summits, filled with history, are waiting for our crampons: La Meije & Le Doigt de Dieu.

    This program is an example, I may have to adapt it depending on the conditions and the level of the participants. Check the daily itinerary below.

    This beautiful 3-day journey has different objectives:

    • Improving your basic mountaineering techniques
    • Identifying and managing risks associated with the practice
    • Progressing in various fields
    • Taking a first step towards autonomy
    • Climbing two beautiful peaks
    • Enjoying the experience!

    This program is designed for people with mountaineering experience, it’s not an initiation trip. It’s important to be in excellent physical shape.

    Do you find this mountaineering program tempting? Then don’t hesitate to contact me to experience this beautiful adventure together! If you are not sure whether you have the appropriate level, don’t hesitate to ask me. And for another great experience in the Southern French Alps I can guide you to the Dôme des Ecrins.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1200 EUR

    Group of 2
    600 EUR

    Group of 3
    480 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Ascent to the Aigle refuge

      The ascent to the Aigle refuge is already a true mountain journey! To reach this refuge, we will find some mixed and glacier terrain. Perfect to get back on track! The largest altitude change of the whole 3 days is here: 1800m.

    • Day 2La Meije Orientale - Ascent: 500m / 4hs

      The normal route of La Meije Orientale is a splendid varied journey: glacial path, snow slope, mixed edge… and a breathtaking panorama.

    • Day 3Le Doigt de Dieu - Ascent: 600m / 4hs

      The mythical Doigt de Dieu! This summit pours on the 800m of the South face of La Meije. Suffice to say that the vibes are waiting for you! Today the challenges are rather of a rocky nature…

     
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    The accommodation is in guarded refuges. You should calculate around 50€ for full-price half board. There are no electrical outlets or showers at the refuge. There is also no telephone reception during the ascent. The refuge will provide blankets.

    More info

    I strongly recommend to have individual liability and accident insurance. Check that your insurance covers mountain sport practice.

    If you are more than 3 people, I can ask a second guide to join us.

    Calculate:

    - 7-10€ for lunch at the refuge per day (or you can bring your own picnic)

    - around 30€ (to be divided by the clients) for the guide's fees per day

    Equipment: backpack (30-40L), mountain shoes, classic ice axe, crampons, harness, helmet, 2 walking poles, mountain pants, warm undergarments, warm jacket, waterproof, breathable jacket, 2 pairs of gloves (warm and thin), hat, warm socks, sunglasses (category 4 minimum), sunscreen, lip protection, 1L water bottle, snacks, headlamp with new batteries, small toiletries bag, 1 bag sheet, money.

    If you don't have, I can loan you harness, helmet, ice axe and crampons.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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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