Xpérience Stay

1ST SUMMIT


3 days in an easy pace to discover the fascinating world in a high mountain environment. This is the opportunity to discover the basics of mountaineering with the objective to climb a 3000+m summit, the Goléon summit, a beautiful view point of the La Grave area.

Dates: from 15th of June to 15th of September.
Other dates possible through Guideslagrave -Xpérience
Number of days: 3 days.
Number of participants: minimum 3 persons and maximum 4.
Technical level: experienced hiker, beginner mountaineer.
Price “All Included”: 491€/person.

D1-Meet at 8:00 am at the guide bureau to go through the equipment and programme. We take the La Grave-La Meije cable car to 3200m, where we put on our crampons and start our glacier hike on the Girose glacier to the top of Dôme de la Lauze (3568m). A perfect introduction to cramponing and walking roped up on a glacier. Picnic at the summit. From here we can admire our final objective, the Goléon (3427m). We take the lift down again to La Grave and spend the night in a hostel.

D2 – In the morning we discover another facet of mountaineering, rock climbing. The idea is to discover the very basics of rock climbing to be more confident when climbing. After a nice picnic in the grass close to the small summer village Valfroide(1874m), we hike up to the Goléon mountain hut (2438m), where we spend the night.

D3 – Early morning head lamp start, to have optimal conditions when
evolving on snow (frozen, hard snow). We pass the old Carraud hut towards the Col Lombard and start ascending the Lombard glacier. We attain the summit by climbing an easy rock ridge (3427m). The descent will follow the same itinerary as the ascent, with a small break at the hut to collect our stuff and then hike down to the valley.

The programme is always subject to change depending on weather, conditions in the mountains and the level of the participants. The guide makes the final decision to modify the programme due to safety reasons.

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