This Progressive long weekend prepares you to climb either the Dome des Ecrins (4015) or the Barre des Ecrins (4102m).
The weekend starts with a glacier skills day where you will review cramponing and ice axe techniques, roping up and moving as a unit on a glacier, spotting potential dangers and crevasse rescue.
On the second day you will do an acclimatization climb of either the beautiful Pic du Glacier Arsine (3364m) a mixed climb mainly on snow or the Pointe des CinÃ©astes (3202m) an aesthetic 200m multi-pitch climb.
Then on the last day, the goal of the weekend, itâs time to conquer the dramatic the Dome des Ecrins or the Barre des Ecrins. Both routes weave up this unmistakable snow face, and for the Barre des Ecrins there is an exposed 300m climb to reach the summit. You will be rewarded with spectacular views across the Ecrins and the Alps.If you are a fit and passionate hiker or climber this trip is not to be missed! A high level of fitness, stamina and head for heights are needed for both trips as all the climbs are exposed. Some experience in cramponing and climbing is needed for the Barre des Ecrins.
â¢ 2 nights half board in high mountain refuges â¢ Picnic lunchesâ¢ 3 full days guided mountaineering with UIAGM high mountain guides (guide ratio of 1:2 or 1:4)â¢ All technical equipment (harnesses, helmets, ice axes and crampons)â¢ Return transfers from Gap train stationâ¢ Transport during tripAccom Description
You will stay in high mountain refuges in shared dormitory accommodationDon't Miss
The Ecrins National Park is a hidden gem for mountaineers. It's off the beaten track so you won't be sharing your climbs with lots of other people. You will have a traditional French experience and feel magic of mountaineering in the Alps!
The area is a haven for flora and fauna with ibex, chamois, golden eagles, wild boar, marmots and even wolves lurking in the area. Getting there
The Ecrins Naional Park is situated in the Southern french Alps. The nearest train station is Gap which has rail links from Paris, Marseille and Grenoble.
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