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MY 1ST 4000m !

3 days starting from la Grave. To get used to glacier travel techniques and get acclimatised before climbing your first 4000m in the Ecrins mountain range, the “Dôme des Ecrins”. Dates: from 15th of June to 15th of September. Other dates possible through Guideslagrave -Xpérience Number of days: 3 days. Number of persons: minimum 2 persons and maximum 4. Technical level: experienced hiker, beginner mountaineer. Price “All Included”: 619€/person. Programme : D1 – Meet at 8:00 am at the guide bureau to go through the equipment and programme. We take the cable car to 3200m, where we start our glacier hike on the Girose glacier to the top of Dôme de la Lauze (3568m). We teach you techniques on how to evolve safely on a glacier and in an alpine environment. We take the lift down again to La Grave and spend the night in a hostel. D2 – In collective transfer we go to Vallouise by passing the Col du Lautaret and Briançon. When hiking up from Pré de Mme Carle (1874m) to the Ecrins mountain hut (3175m), we go through rope techniques and cramponing. We spend the night in the hut. D3 – Wake up at 3:00 am. The early wake up call is necessary to have the safest conditions when evolving on a glacier (frozen and hard). After a good hour’s hike on the Blanc glacier we start our ascent to the Dôme des Ecrins (4010m). Once at the Dôme it is time to start the long hike back down to the valley. We are back in la Grave in late afternoon.

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