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La Meije Orientale 2-day guided climb

La Meije Orientale is a beautiful and accessible summit in the heart of the Oisans / Ecrins mountain range. Julia, an IFMGA-certified guide, will share with you her love for that region of the Alps.

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2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


La Meije has a special place in my heart ! It is to me one of the most beautiful mountains of the Alps. It has a very long history. I like so much bringing my friends and clients there. Would you like to be the next one and live an unique adventure with me in Oisans?

The climb of La Meije Orientale lasts for 2 days. We will hike up to Le Refuge de l’Aigle (3450m) on day 1. There are 1800 meters of elevation gain to reach the mountain hut, leaving from le Pont des Brebis (1662 m). Being at le Refuge de l’Aigle is like feeling in paradise. The atmosphere is warmhearted and super friendly. I usually have friends staying there so we always spend great evenings, chatting, exchanging experiences, celebrating…

On the second day, we will go for the summit of la Meije Orientale (3891m) and then come back down in the valley.

The view from the summit is breathtaking ! We’ll have amazing panorama on the surrounding ridges and the north faces of the range.

The technical level to climb la Meije Oriental is low. It is rated as a PD (Peu difficile) route. We will be hiking and climbing on rocks the first day. During the second day, we will be climbing on a mix glacier and rocks ridge.

It is a very nice mountain for a first ascent and suitable to learn the basics of mountaineering.

I will take max 3 persons with me on the rope. This allows me to maximize the security and have enough time for each member to teach the necessary climbing skills.

If you have 3 days, I strongly recommend to add to the program the ascent of le Doigt de Dieu.

Please get in touch with me if you are interested by this amazing but accessible chalenge. It will be my great pleasure to guide you up there ! 

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 820 Each

Group of 2

EUR 410 Each

Group of 3

EUR 275 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee



Refuge de l'Aigle

More info

The fee doesn't include the halfboard cost at Le Refuge de l'Aigle.

Meeting point

To be discussed together

About the guide

I grew up far from the mountains, and I didn't imagine what was waiting for me...
When I was 17, I had the first symptoms: I left without second guessing it my foreign tongues studies and I settled at Briançon, in the Hautes-Alpes, to satiate my passion for snowboarding. I practiced non-stop for some winters, spending the "summers" in the southern hemisphere.
The virus started spreading: my love for large spaces led me to get certified as a mountain leader.
During 10 years, I spent my summers taking groups to discover the most beautiful hikes around the Ecrins massif.
During this time, I discovered alpinism and a there was a new spark in my eyes. The diagnostic came fast: I was severely passionate about the mountains. Since then I never stopped dreaming of every kind of ascent, and I organised my everyday life to try to achieve many of them.
I learned to appreciate equally the end of the mountain journey and the friend or rope parter with whom I share my trips. After 10 years going through paths with hiking groups and with a fierce desire to go higher, I started studying to become a High Mountain Guide. I became IFMGA-certified in August, 2017.
Today I propose to travel this path, leading us sometimes to a summit, to admire the vastness of the horizon, taking us to something simple, pure and essential.
My head is filled with memories and projects, and I would be thrilled to share one with you. But I'm also here to help you turn your own project into a reality.


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What people are saying about -Julia Virat

Nienke Van Ree


April, 2019

Julia was great! She let me explore myself and challenged me at the same time. She helped me to develop my mountaineering skills at my level. She respected my wishes and selected the best projects. I really enjoyed 3 days of mountaineering with Julia đź‘Ť.

Matthieu Vaxelaire


April, 2019

It was great!

Paul Stasse


February, 2018

In order to offer an experience of what can be done in the Alps in winter, Julia proposed a mixed package that allowed us to vary all sports. We started with a great ice climbing experience in Combes, Italy. Amazing decor, lots of snow, just enough ice. Dark blue sky in combination with ice blue cascade made it all very special. Next day up “Skyway” to do the ski descent of the Toula Glacier, a 2000 meter ski descent. Good conditions considering the amount of snow that fell throughout the winter. Later that afternoon, a 2 hrs ski walk from the Lavachey Valley up to the Refuge Bonatti, open this time of year. After a great Italian meal, alone in the whole refuge, the next day we took off for an exceptional ski rando up to Col de Malatra. The mountain was ours, fresh tracks up and down, a perfect day for powder enthusiasts. All of this thanks to Julia who again has shown great ability to listen to our needs and allowed us to securely discover new areas in respect to the local weather conditions.

Nico Parmentier


February, 2018

Ski Touring in the Hautes Alpes or how our guide Julia transformed an intro course into an addictive passion. Although I´m passionate about alpine skiing, I had never practiced ski touring. I discovered this discipline along with my two brothers last weekend. Our guide´s knowledge, thoughtfulness and passion for the mountains very quickly transformed these 2 days into a unique and intense experience. If you add the amazing views and the hospitality at the hut to the combo, there´s only one thing left to wish for: to go back as soon as possible!

Chrissy Schreiber


February, 2018

What a fantastic trip. Our guide Julia was amazing. She has an extensive knowledge of the local area and is an very experienced guide. We would highly recommend Julia as a guide.



March, 2017

We thought Julia was wonderful.  Supportive, fun, and knew all the right places to take us despite the weather and being later in the day. We would use Julia again when we have the opportunity to come back and do our dream tour, Vallee Blanche



January, 2017

Ces 2 jours en peaux de phoque avec Julia ont Ă©tĂ© fantastiques. Julia est pĂ©dagogue, patiente, Ă  l'Ă©coute de vos envies et souriante. MalgrĂ© les conditions de neige peu favorables (mais un grand ciel bleu), elle a pris le temps pour me donner des conseils techniques pour les conversions et m’a formĂ©e pour la recherche en avalanche avec un DVA. Une super expĂ©rience et une belle rencontre humaine pour commencer cette annĂ©e 2017. Je recommande vivement Julia !



September, 2016

Ce voyage était une formidable expérience. C'était la première fois que je faisais de l'alpinisme et tous s'est bien passé. C'était parfaitement adapté à notre niveau. Et puis le guide était génial. C'était super de faire ça entre père et fils sans les mamans. Ca donnait au voyage une ambiance particulière. :-)



September, 2016

Ce périple de 4 jours où l'on était 4 paires de pères et fils a été juste magnifique ! Cette ascension de l'Aiguille du Tour a permis de nous réunir et de nous souder encore plus. Parfois on a du subir les grognements des autres participants mais bon, cela fait partie du jeu. Enfin, si une telle expérience était à refaire, je le ferais les yeux fermés.



September, 2016

I lived a fabulous mountaineering experience together with my guide Julia and 13 years old godson. It was the first time I walked with crampons on a glacier at the bottom of Aiguille du Tour. I didn’t expect this great feeling of meditating while walking surrounded by amazing views. Thank you so much Julia for your kindness and professionalism, highly appreciated! And thank you Expore-Share.com for putting us together! Guillaume



August, 2016

Nous avons tous vécu une formidable expérience lors de notre montée au sommet de l'Aiguille du Tour. L'ambiance et l'entraide entre père et fils nous a permis d'atteindre le sommet. Ce voyage nous a permis de découvrir l'alpinisme car aucun des fils n'en avait encore fait. Le lever de soleil sur les Alpes est juste fantastique, c'est un souvenir inoubliable. Le beau temps nous a permis d'observer les sommets les plus connus des Alpes. Ce voyage fut inoubliable et j'espère encore pouvoir en faire pendant les années à venir.



April, 2016

Ces 3 jours de ski de rando avec Julia dans le massif du Mont Blanc ont Ă©tĂ© formidables. Avec une mĂ©tĂ©o favorable nous avons pu faire 2 journĂ©es de rando glaciaire versant Mont Blanc et une randonnĂ©e versant Aiguilles Rouges, 100% en ligne avec mes souhaits initialement partagĂ©s avec Julia. Une boucle, le premier jour au dĂ©part des Grands Montets, avec traversĂ©e du glacier d'Argentière, remontĂ©e du glacier du Chardonnet jusqu'au col, puis descente en rappel pour se poser sur le glacier de Saleina, et retour par le glacier du Tour après avoir franchi la FenĂŞtre du Tour. Pour le 2ème jour objectif Col du BelvĂ©dère dans des conditions dĂ©licates en raison du vent et d'une neige non dĂ©caillĂ©e. Retour vers les glaciers jour 3 avec dĂ©part de l'Aiguille du Midi, descente partielle glacier du GĂ©ant, puis montĂ©e vers la Pointe Helbronner, et retour par la VallĂ©e Noire, puis vallĂ©e Blanche. Ces 3 jours ont Ă©tĂ© l'occasion de faire de nombreuses manipulations en raison du profil variĂ© du terrain. J'ai beaucoup apprĂ©ciĂ© le professionnalisme et l'implication de Julia, sa dĂ©marche sĂ©curitaire pointue. Sa disposition naturelle Ă  Ă©changer, partager et conseiller reste un plus majeur, tout en arborant un sourire constant très rassurant dans un univers imposant. Je garde un souvenir fantastique de ces jours de ski de randonnĂ©e et Julia y est pour beaucoup.



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