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Haute Route des Ecrins ski touring traverse

Join one of the certified mountain guides in the Azimut team on this amazing 6-day Haute Route traverse in the Alps.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodApr
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Extraordinary ski touring and outstanding landscapes.

  • Arranged transfers and comfortable movement on the mountain.

Description

This 6-day ski touring traverse in the Haute Route des Ecrins is a true altitude cruise. Join me on this beautiful trip between the Earth and the sky.

It will be a trip from hut to hut in the heart of the stunning Ecrins massif. Indeed, this is the type of trip that I love planning and sharing.

This ski touring traverse is rather technical. Besides, the beauty of the itineraries between La Meije and Dome des Ecrins can rarely be found elsewhere. Passes, summits and long descents will be in the program during our immersion in the massif.

And the ascent of Dome des Ecrins is the cherry on top of this unforgettable ski tour.

I hold this massif in my heart, and I would love sharing the experience with you. Breathtaking landscapes are waiting for us!

Do you find this ski touring traverse tempting? Then I invite you to send me a request. Book your trip and let’s start planning this great trip.

Another ski touring traverse that I love is this one in the Dolomites, check it out!

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Accommodation

De la Selle refuge Châtellerêt refuge Adèle Planchard refuge Alpe refuge Ecrins refuge

Disclaimer

This is sample programme of the Haute Route des Ecrins ski touring traverse. 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: 3 to 5 people. Cable car ascent on day 1 is included. Level: you need to have very good experience in ski touring and ski in all snow. Skiing on complex glacial terrains. Mountaineering experience (crampons, ice axe). 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.

Meeting point

At the Oulx or Briançon train station.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Ruillans pass - Lauze pass

Meeting at the Briançon or Oulx train station. Transfer to La Grave. Warming up day. With the cablecar we reach the Ruillans pass (3200 m), then a short way with seal skins to the Lauze pass (3512 m) and descent to the De la Selle refuge (2673 m).
D +310/-873m

Day 2: Selle glacier - Replat pass

Ascent by the Selle glacier and the Replat pass (3335 m) to the Châtellerêt refuge (2232 m).
D +660/-1100m

Day 3: Grande Ruine glacier - Casse pass

Leaving for the Grande Ruine glacier and the Casse pass. We reach the Adèle Planchard refuge (3450 m).
D +1250/-300m

Day 4: Grande Ruine

Our objective today is the Grande Ruine (3765 m), and then follows a long and beautiful descent to the Alpe refuge (2077 m).
D +600/-1700m

Day 5: Platte des Agneaux glacier - Emile Pic pass

Today we go to the Platte des Agneaux glacier and the Emile Pic pass. Then we reach the Ecrins refuge (3170 m).
D +1400/-400m

Day 6: Dome des Ecrins

Today we go to the north face of the Ecrins and ascend the Dome des Ecrins (4015 m), with a very long descent to Ailefroide.
D +850/-2200m


Equipment you will need to bring

Ski equipment (skis, boots, poles)

Climbing skins

Poles

Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe and shovel)

Crampons

Ice Axe

Harness

Backpack


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 1

EUR 1336 each

Group of 2

EUR 1336 each

Group of 3

EUR 1336 each

Group of 4

EUR 1336 each

Group of 5

EUR 1336 each

Group of 6

EUR 1336 each

Group of 7

EUR 1336 each

Group of 8

EUR 1336 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Lifts tickets

- Transport during the trip

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

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Not included: transportation to the meeting point, rental equipment, drinks, personal expenses, personal insurance, everything not mentioned. 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) €150, boots €65, ski pack (skis, poles, skins, boots) €195, helmet €20, harness €30, crampons €30, ice axe €30, full pack 270€.


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