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Dôme de Neige des Écrins (4015 m) ascent in the French Alps

Dôme de neige des Écrins

Join certified mountain guide Giovanni Stecca on an exciting 2-day Dôme de Neige des Écrins ascent and discover the imposing beauty of this stunning peak in the French Alps!



2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Join an exciting 2-day mountaineering program in the French Alps!
  • Discover the breathtaking views from the top of the Dôme de Neige des Écrins!
  • Put your mountaineering skills to test with the help of a certified guide.


Would you like to join an exciting mountaineering program in the French Alps? Then join me on this 2-day Dôme de Neige des Écrins ascent!

The Dôme de Neige des Écrins is located in the Dauphine Alps between the departments of Isère and Hautes-Alpes. This stunning peak, which rises to an altitude of 4015 m (13172 ft), features la Barre (more difficult) on the left and the Dome on the right.

On this exciting 2-day program, we will set off from the Pre de Madame Carle and then go up to the Refuge des Ecrins where we will stay the night. On the second day, we will try to climb to the top and return to the valley.

Keep in mind that this ascent will require us to tackle crevasses, seracs, and a vertical drop. Therefore, we will need adequate training. Additionally, we will walk 4 hours to reach the hut on the first day and encounter 900 meters of vertical drop on the second day. Consequently, a good fitness level is a must. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you on the way.

So, are you ready for an exciting ascent of the Dôme de Neige des Écrins in the French Alps? Then book your place and join me, I will be happy to guide you!

You can also join me on a 2-day Monviso ascent from Paesana!

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 800 Each

Group of 2

EUR 450 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

ALSO INCLUDED: The guide can supply the missing technical material, included in the price, (crampons, ice ax, harness, helmet).

NOT INCLUDED: refuge expenses, including those of the guide. The guide can supply the missing technical material, included in the price, (crampons, ice ax, harness, helmet)


Day 1: Meeting and equipment check.

Meeting at Pre de Madame Carle, equipement check and ascent up to the refuge.

Day 2: Summit day

After an early rise and breakfast, we will go up to the Dome by the normal route, going around seracs and crevasses, up to the end cap. We will descend down the same route.




Refuge des Ecrins (3200m)

Meeting point

Pre de Madame carle, le Melezet, pelvoux, FR

Equipment you will need to bring



Ice axe





Other gear: thecnical mountain clothes, 2 pair of gloves (light and warm), mountain boots, wool cap

About the guide

Raised in the Piedmont mountains, in parallel to the degree in physical education, I conclude the path to become an Alpine Guide, an activity that I start full time and 360 degrees around the Alps.
My favorite activities are ski mountaineering, high mountain and rock climbing.


Italian | French | English




Cherasco, Italy

What people are saying about Giovanni Stecca

Fabio Cirandi


September, 2021

Breithorn occidentale , a perfect day whit the Alpin guide Giovanni. The guide was very professional but at the same time friendly. The experience was perfect 👍.



September, 2018

Let me start by saying that we had an amazing trip to Gran Paradiso and one that Jasper and I both look back on with a great feeling. We initially set out to go climbing a mountain and aim for two things: 1) climb a 4000+ mountain and 2) gain experience with mountaineering in the first place. We found the Gran Paradiso as it was advertised to be a good mountain for beginners and one that’s not overly touristy. Normally, one would take 2 days for climbing Gran Paradiso but since we had an extra day to spare we thought it’d be nice to make it a 3 day trip and climb another, but smaller, peak after Gran Paradiso. Unfortunately, once we got up to Chabot on the first day (Thursday) we realized we had to change our plans as the weather forecast for Friday wasn’t that promising and our guide, Giovanni, recommended taking it easy on Friday, traverse to Vittorio Emanuele II and summit Gran Paradiso on Saturday. Rule number one is trust your guide, and so we chose his plan. Now, nothing can be as unpredictable as the weather in the mountains as Friday (especially the morning) turned out to be a great day weather wise! Alas! Though good for traversing to the other hut. After a short, 2 hour, hike we got to Vittorio Emanuele to chill out for a bit, after which we tried on our crampons for the first time. No problem at all walking with these on! We spent the rest of the afternoon drinking espresso, eating pasta and drinking a Moretti before heading of to bed. Well rested on Saturday morning, we headed out to summit Gran Paradiso just before 5am. With stars aplenty, the first two hours, though steep and rocky, were amazing and we walked up in a big group of people. Soon however, we split up from the rest as Giovanni had decided that the Via Ferrata would be a better / nicer way to go up than over the glacier. Never having climbed a Via Ferrata before this was a big bonus and we thoroughly enjoyed hanging on some irons watching down on the valley beneath us! I guess it took about on hour before we got off the Via Ferrata and after putting on our crampons we started getting closer to the summit. Finding your rhythm, as if meditating, we soon reached the last part where we dropped our bags and poles as it turned out that we needed all fours to reach the Madonnina! With little room at the top and colds wind making our hands numb we were encouraged to not linger too long on the top. Initially in reverse, Giovanni at the end of the rope, we made our way down rather quickly. In stead of going back to Vittorio Emanuele II we now went back to Chabot which meant we had to cross a large glacier, and cross breathtaking, but somewhat dangerous, crevasses. Fortunately, Giovanni proofed to be a great guide and averted those parts that were considered more dangerous and we never felt unsafe at all. And then you get back to Chabot hut and you realize how good it is to be climbing mountains in Italy, when after 7 hours of non-stop hiking, you are well taken care of by the hut’s chef with overly delicious pasta and the obligatory cup of espresso! So, long short short, a wonderful 3 day hike in Valle d’Aosta, a great guide that learned us a lot and kept us safe, and delicious Italian food to top it off. Next year, Monte Rosa?



July, 2018

Everything was perfect. Giovanni is a fantastic guide who took care of me. Moreover, the weather was fine. Great souvenir ! Thanks a lot !



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