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Barre des Écrins


The highest peak of the Dauphiné and both the most southerly and westerly four-thousander of the Alps. And the only one entirely in France!
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

One of the most coveted destinations in the Massif des Écrins. The Barre boasts an unmistakeable shape that has mountaineers flocking to it in scores, although many of them stop at the rounded summit of the nearby Dome de Neige des Écrins (4,015 m). The normal ascent route is mostly the same as that of the Dome, following a steep slope until under the Pic Lory (4,088 m). Then it moves up the ridge, with a few easy climbing pitches leading to the summit (4,102 m).

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,300 m
Ascent time: 5-6 hours
Meeting point: meeting at Ailefroide in the morning; equipment check and a short briefing in the parking lot of Pré de Madame Carle (1,874 m), in Vallouise.

We follow the trail to the Refuge du Glacier Blanc (2,542 m), then a final section on glacier leads us to the Refuge des Écrins (3,175 m), where we can admire the extraordinary view of the Barre des Ecrins at sunset.
Dinner and overnight stayin the hut.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,300 m
Ascent time: 5-6 hours
Meeting point: meeting at Ailefroide in the morning; equipment check and a short briefing in the parking lot of Pré de Madame Carle (1,874 m), in Vallouise.

We follow the trail to the Refuge du Glacier Blanc (2,542 m), then a final section on glacier leads us to the Refuge des Écrins (3,175 m), where we can admire the extraordinary view of the Barre des Ecrins at sunset.
Dinner and overnight stayin the hut.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 930 m
Ascent/descent time: 10-12 hours

Donned our headlamps, we leave before dawn and go up the mostly-flat Glacier Blanc (White Glacier). At the base, the track suddenly becomes steep, then cuts diagonally until reaching the top of the Dome de Neige (4,015 m).
At last, we climb up the highly enjoyable western ridge to gain the summit (4,102 m).
We descend by the same route down to Pré de Madame Carle and head back to our cars.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 930 m
Ascent/descent time: 10-12 hours

Donned our headlamps, we leave before dawn and go up the mostly-flat Glacier Blanc (White Glacier). At the base, the track suddenly becomes steep, then cuts diagonally until reaching the top of the Dome de Neige (4,015 m).
At last, we climb up the highly enjoyable western ridge to gain the summit (4,102 m).
We descend by the same route down to Pré de Madame Carle and head back to our cars.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
2 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
low
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
intermediate
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 2 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 13/06 to 26/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
2 Days
low
intermediate
Max 2 for each Mountain Guide
from 13/06 to 26/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

820 € fee per person with 1 participant
440 € fee per person with 2 participants
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20/day per person while supplies last
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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