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