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Dome des Ecrins ski touring ascent

These 3-day ski touring to ascend the Dome des Ecrins will be hard to forget! Come discover the beauty of the area with a certified guide from the Azimut Montagne team.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration3 days
Offer periodApr, May
Type of tripNot specified

Description

In the heart of the Ecrins massif, the Dome des Ecrins, right below the Barre des Ecrins, seems to have been made just for ski touring.

Ascending the Dome des Ecrins ski touring is a beautiful adventure. Indeed, far from the villages and the lifts, we move in nature. We are in fact inside a National Park. Our reference and playground during these days will be the great Glacier Blanc.

From the refuge we can see how the Barre des Ecrins changes colour while the sun sets.

It’s a beautiful summit over 4000 m, with great slopes to enjoy skiing. And on the last day, we say goodbye with a very long descent!

Do you find this ski touring ascent trip in the French Alps tempting? Then I invite you to contact me so we can start planning!

Other ski touring ascents that I offer include Mont Blanc via the Goûter route, Gran Paradiso in Italy and Mt Damavand in Iran.

Accommodation

Glacier Blanc refuge Ecrins refuge

Disclaimer

This is an example of ski touring and ascent in the Dome des Ecrins ski touring. The weather and snow conditions, as well as the level of the participants, may make me modify the program or the order of the itinerary. I may have to change the accommodation due to logistics or availability. IMPORTANT: if you are joining a group, please be aware that I need a minimum of participants to guarantee the departure. You’ll be notified the latest 21 days before the starting date in case I need to cancel because of a lack of participants. Your money will then be transferred back. This trip is organized by “AZIMUT” - Atout France IM005120010

More info

Group size: 4 to 6 people. Lunch on day 3 is included. Level: you need to have very good experience in ski touring and ski in all snow. We will be in complex glacial terrains. Experience in mountaineering techniques. 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: skis with ski touring fixations, seal skins, knives, poles, ski boots, crampons, harness, ice axe, 40-45L backpack (with airbag if possible), AVD, shovel, probe. I can loan you the safety equipment (AVD, shovel, probe). If you don't have the necessary equipment, you can rent it with me! Skis (with poles, skins and knifes) €90, boots €40, ski pack (skis, poles, skins, boots) €115, helmet €15, airbag €45, harness €18, crampons €18, ice axe €18, full pack 195€.

Meeting point

At the Oulx or Briançon train station.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Glacier Blanc refuge

Meeting at the Oulx-Cesana or Briançon train station. Transfer to Ailefroide. Depending on the season, we leave either from Ailefroide (1550 m) or from Madame Carle (1800 m). Ascent to the Glacier Blanc refuge (2550 m).
D +1000m

Day 2: Pic du Glacier d'Arsine

Today we ascend ski touring the Pic du Glacier d’Arsine (3364m). It’s a quite long stage, but an incredible day with stunning views of the north face of Ecrins. Then a beautiful descent follows. Overnight at the Ecrins refuge (3170 m).
D +950/-400m

Day 3: Dome des Ecrins

Our objective is to ascend ski touring the Dome des Ecrins (4015 m). We will go up the north face of Ecrins. It’s a difficult but unforgettable stage. Descent to the valley and end of trip.
D +950/-2200m


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 4

EUR 542 each

Group of 5

EUR 542 each

Group of 6

EUR 542 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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