from June to September

6 days


This is a program dedicated to glaciers and ridge-climbs on high elevation. All this while enjoying of one of the wildest and most emblematic areas of the Alps.

In this massif lays one of the most representative peaks of the region and only four thousand in the Massif des Ecrins, la Barre des Ecrins, of 4.102 m. It is the most meridional and occidental peak in the Alps and the highest point of the Massif des Ecrins as well as Occitania.

The first ascension 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 Argentiere la besse

Day 2: Approximation to Glaciar Blanc Hut +780 m elevation gain (meg)

Day 3: The Cineasts Crest D+ III. Night at the Glaciar Blanc Hut

Day 4: South Arete to the Pic du Glaciar Blanc. 250 meg D+ IV

Day 5: Summit to the Barre des Ecrins 4.102 m   1.000 meg. Go down to the valley and sleep there.

Day 6: Trip back


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Diets (neither the guides nor the participants)

Shelters (neither the guides nor the participants)