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La Meije, 3-day ascent via Promontoire

La Meije mountaineering
La meije ascent
Ecrins adventure

Join Fede, an IFMGA mountain guide, for an exciting 3-day ascent to the impressive La Meije in the Ecrins, Spanish Pyrenees.

Group

Alps

3 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Advanced


Highlights

  • Challenge yourself on this exciting traverse.
  • Discover La Meije, the queen of the Ecrins!
  • Try a thrilling ascent in the Alps with an experienced mountain guide.

Description

Follow me to the impressive La Meije, a stunning mountain in the Spanish Pyrenees. Over the course of 3 days, we’ll ascend this mountain in the Ecrins with stunning views and cozy mountain refuges.

La Meije, the Queen of the Ecrins, overlooks the village of La Grave and is a well-known mountaineering and ski center, especially for its off-piste and extreme skiing options. It was the last peak in the Ecrins to be reached and the whole route is full of historic references. Our route will take us to Promontoire and a traverse through its edges with stunning views while we enjoy staying at the local mountain refuges.

This trip is recommended for mountaineers with experience in alpine terrains and ascents with boots. It is important that you are in good physical shape. This is not an excessively difficult route, but challenging enough to require some experience and a good fitness level.

Make sure to review the list of items needed for the trip. I can also help you if you have any doubts while packing.

No need to think it over. Just book your trip. You won’t regret it!

For more mountaineering trips in the Alps, check out the trips I offer to The Eiger and to Monte Cervino.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1700 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1700 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1700 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1700 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1700 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1700 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1700 Each

Group of 8

EUR 1700 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Price is per person to join a group. Price does not include transport to the start of the trip, accommodation, lifts or personal equipment.


Itinerary

Day 1: La Grave

We’ll meet at La Grave, take the cablecar and ascend towards the Promontoire Refuge, through Enfetchors.

Day 2: Promontoire

Traverse to the Promontoire edge and descend to the Aigle Refuge.

Day 3: Last day - Descent

Descent to Villar d’Arens and La Grave.

 

Details

Accommodation

Mountain refuges (not included in the price). These refuges do not include wifi or plugs (there are exceptions) and they do not accept credit card. Their service includes half-board meals with the option to request a pic-nic for the following day.

More info

A deposit of 400EUR is needed to reserve a spot.

Make sure to bring: -30-40 liter backpack -Mountaineering harness -Climbing helmet -1 cord for Machard (1m 6mm) -Crampons and an ice axe -Mountaineering boots -Comfortable and warm clothes (including waterproof jacket and pants) -Hat -Lantern -Sunglasses -Sunscreen and lip balm -Gloves (2 pairs) -Hot thermos -Snacks -Personal hygiene and first-aid kit.

Meeting point

La Grave.

About the guide

Fede was born in1983 in the Basque Country, northern Spain, where he started climbing and visiting the Pyrenees. After studying Business Management, he finally moved to the Pyrenees to be closer to his passion.

Fede has been working for more than 13 years in the outdoors industry, as a Ski Patrol and AEGM Mountain Guide, Canyon Guide and Ski Instructor.

Nowadays, he is a full-time IFMGA Mountain Guide, sharing with his clients all sorts of activities in the Pyrenees, the Alps, Canada, Norway, Morroco, Peru, and others.

He has lived in both Canada and France, so he will have no trouble in speaking French, English or Italian.

Apart from his private trips with his clients, he also works for several well recognized companies, for the filming industry and writes for specialized magazines, for example:
- Filming safety Consultant for BEAR GRYLLS'S survival shows, such as Running Wild...
- Ski guide for ICE CREEK LODGE, BC, Canada
- Instructor and guide for the FRENCH ALPINE CLUB (CAF)
- Instructor for the MOUNTAIN MEDICINE INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (IMMED)
- Instructor for Mountain Training School (MTS), based in Alaska
- Writer for different Spanish magazines, such as DESNIVEL and GRANDES ESPACIOS.

Enjoy his human skills and the finest guiding quality. Guaranteed!

Languages

Italian | French | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Valle de Tena


What people are saying about Fede San Sebastián

Maris Paurs

5.00

June, 2019

Fantastic climb! We were the only people climbing the normal route so we had the mountain to ourselves. Fede was great, highly professional, and he assessed the risks very well. Highly recommended!

Giles Austin

5.00

August, 2018

1st class guide. Excellent scramble.




 

 

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