Jul, Aug, Sep
We meet at Oulx or Briançon. We stop at Briançon if you need to rent equipment. Transfer to La Grave. This first day is for acclimatization. We go up by cablecar to 3200m. There we can already touch the glaciers. We practice some exercises on the snow and ice: roping, use of ice axe, crampons and ice screws. Depending on the level of the group and the weather conditions, we will go to the Girose pass (3514m) or to the Dome de la Lauze (3559m). Then descent by cablecar to La Grave and a short transfer to the small village of Villar-d’Arêne. We spend the night at a comfortable lodge.
Transfer to Ailefroide, a small village at the heart of the Ecrins massif. There we take some time to have a climbing class and we have some fun rock climbing. After a nice picnic under the larches, and even a nap, we start walking the magnificent path that will take us to the Glacier Blanc refuge (2542m). We will be in the heart of the Ecrins National Park. It’s a beautiful setting, so take the time to enjoy it!
Duration: 3 hours
Ascent of the Pix du Glacier d’Arsine (3364m) and descent to the Ecrins refuge (3175m), where we spend the night.
Duration: 5 hours
Early start to ascend the beautiful north face of Ecrins. And the magnificent reward is the Dome des Ecrins at 4015 meters! We descend to the Pré de Madame Carle (1870m), then transfer to Briançon, where you get back your belonging and can take a shower before returning home. Transfer to Oulx if needed.
Duration: 8 hours
At Oulx or Briançon.
At lodges and refuges.
- The indicated price is the starting price. Depending on the date, the price can vary.
- Group size: 3 to 6 people. If you are more than 3 people, a second guide will join us on the ascent day.
- I recommend you to have cancellation insurance. Search and repatriation insurance is mandatory. I propose you to hire insurance through Europ Assistance upon booking the trip with me.
- Equipment: crampons, harness, ice axe, helmet, walking poles recommended. If you don't have the necessary equipment, you can rent it with me! Alpi pack (harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe, mountain shoes) 105€, harness 24€, mountain shoes 35€, crampons 24€, helmet 18€, ice axe 24€.
We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.
Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.
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