EXPERIENCE Introduction to alpinism

Aiguille du Goléon (3427m), classic route

A unique view of La Meije and its surrounding glaciers

The Aiguille du Goléon offers a unique viewpoint of La Meije and its surrounding glaciers. From the summit, we can also contemplate the glacier Lombard, the Aiguilles d'Arves, as well as the Vercors range, the Mont Blanc and even the Monte Viso in Italy when the weather is clear. It is the second highest summit of the Arves mountain range. Its beautiful pyramidal shape and its striated South face make it easily recognizable. This climb is a first step into the world of the high mountains and is the perfect summit for a mountaineering initiate. It is said to have been the first 3000 summited by French alpinist René Desmaison. During the day, you will hike through a landscape of lakes, green slopes, snowfields and rocks.

HOW DIFFICULT WILL THE TRIP BE?


WHAT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS DO I NEED?


WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON EACH DAY?

Day 1

From the hamlets of Valfroide and Pramailler, a path goes up the dale and through a steep section, leading to the Goléon lake (2438m). The Goléon mountain hut is located next to the lake. .

Day 2

The hike continues through scree and snowfields (depending on the season of the year) until the base of the glacier Lombard (3000m). A final ridge, easily reached and little exposed, leads to the summit. The hike down is made by the same itinerary.

950m vertical from the mountain hut to the summit- between 4 and 6 hours

410.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 4

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Group of 1 to 4 people for a private outing

INCLUDED

Outing with a certified mountain guide or instructor

Professional Civil Liability Insurance

Group technical gear (rope…)

NOT INCLUDED

Personal Accident Insurance

Water Bottle or thermos, food and snacks

backpack (around 35L)

sun glasses, cap and sun cream

helmet

harness

Mountain boots that work with crampons

Classic mountaineering ice axe. Crampons with ANTI-SNOW system that fit your mountaineering boots.

Meal costs for clients and guide

Club Alpin ID card, insurance card or information, Alpine Club card (if you have one)

Picnic for during the day

Lodging costs for clients and guide

Small first aid kit for your personal needs and that contains material in case of blisters

Sleeping bag liner (to be used with the provided blankets at the refuges) and small toiletry kit (no showers in the refuge)

Appropriate clothing for your activity and the weather

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In your backpack 

When travelling through the mountains there are a few essential items we recommend you include in your pack to help you enjoy your trip in comfort and saftey. 

First layer :
A pair of warm socks  / A breathing tee-shirt

Basic stuff :
A pair of sunglasses category 4
An extra tee-shirt
A small individual first-aid kit
Varied food supplies (cereal bars, chocolate, candy, cakes, dried fruit...)

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Address

Rn 1091 place du téléphérique,
05320 la grave France

Phone Number

+33 476 799 021