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DIFFICULTY

Introductory

FITNESS

Easy

DAYS

2

BASIC PRICE

120.0 €

EXPERIENCE Introduction to alpinism

Aiguille du Goléon (3427m), classic route

A unique view of La Meije and its surrounding glaciers

HOW DIFFICULT WILL THE TRIP BE?

Introductory

As a beginner, you don't need any experience. You will use technical gear, but we will teach you!


WHAT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS DO I NEED?

Easy

You should be able to hike uphill (around 500 meters - 1600 feet) with a light backpack. You are able to move all day with a lot of breaks.


WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON EACH DAY?

  • Day
    1
    1 Step

    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. 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.



    Day
    2
    2 Step

    During day 2 we will climb 950m starting from the refuge and arriving at the summit. This day’s schedule is between 4 and 6 o'clock.



120.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 3

Make An Enquiry

The price is 120€ per person. There is a maximum of 3 participants. Hut fees are not included.

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.

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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...)

Contact Us

Address

Rn 1091 place du téléphérique,
05320 la grave France

Phone Number

+33 476 799 021