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Climbing the Arêtes du Gerbier in the Vercors, near Grenoble

Climbing the Arêtes du Gerbier in the Vercors, near Grenoble | undefined

Join Antoine, an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide, on this great ridge traverse on the Arêtes du Gerbier, in the Vercors massif, near Grenoble.



1 Day

Jan, Dec




* Join a classic ridge traverse in the Vercors massif

* Learn alpine techniques in a beautiful location

* Enjoy great views in every direction from the top


The Arêtes du Gerbier is a wonderful limestone ridge in the far eastern edge of the Vercors Massif, about 30 kilometers southwest of Grenoble.

This ridge offers a low difficulty and it is a perfect location to learn alpine thecniques and to discover beautiful landscapes. It is situated between Roc Cornafion to the north and Les Deux Soeurs to the south.

We will meet in Grenoble and from there we will head to the small village of Villard de Lans. It is a 1h30 walk on the path and then 3 hours of climbing on the ridge, traversing the complete route. Then we will have a 1-hour descent o the parking lot.

You don’t need an advanced climbing level to join me on this climb, although you do need a good head for heights, as it is a dyzzying ridge crossing.  You will certainly enjoy this experience better if you have some previous experience on mountain activities.

The Arêtes du Gerbier traverse is a classic in the Vercors massif. We will climb through a beautiful ridge,  very airy and sharpened at some points, but never difficult. The traverse offers great views in every direction.

Want to join me on this ridge traverse? Just send me a request and come join me for a great climb in the Vercors massif! Check out my profile and discover other climbing tours I also guide in France.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

Hiking or mountainering boots are not included in the price.

Equipment you will need to bring

mountain boots

About the guide

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Mountain 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!


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