This is a program dedicated to the classic alpine style and the climbing at high altitude, while enjoying of one of the wildest and most emblematic area of the Alps.
This program offers the possibility to climb two of the main and most representative mountains of the region such as Mont Pelvoux of 3.948 m, and the Meije of 3.948 m. These mountains are often outshone or forgotten due to the Barre des Ecrins or other four thousends. They are, however, as much or more impressive and demanding than their taller neighbors.
The first ascent to this mountain was made in 1864 by the tireless explorer and illustrator Edward Whymper, together with Horace Walker and the guide Christian Almer.
Day 1: Trip by car and night at the Bérarde.
Day 2: Approximation to le Promontoire Hut 3.092 m / 1.400 m elevation gain (meg)
Day 3: Ascend to the peak la Meije 3.984 m D 4a + 1.000 meg
Day 4: Descend to the valley and trip to Ailefroide (2 hr)
Day 5: Approximation to the Pelvoux hut 2.702 m / 1.200 meg
Day 6: Ascend to Mount Pelvoux 3.948 m / 1.245 meg
Day 7: Trip back.