DIFFICULTY

Introductory

FITNESS

Easy

DAYS

3

BASIC PRICE

555.0 €

EXPERIENCE Introduction to alpinism

Alpinism - My first summit

Alpinism basics and ascent of the Pic du Goléon (3427m)

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

    The meeting point is at the Bureau des Guides de la Grave for an equipment checking. Then, we take the Téléphérique des Glaciers de la Meije up to the Col des Ruillans (3200m). From there, we hike to the Dôme de la Lauze (3532m), putting on crampons and roping ourselves up on the glacier. We will picnic at the summit of the Dôme. From the top, we have our goal in sight: the Pic du Goléon (3427m). We hike back to the Col des Ruillans then ride down to la Grave with the téléphérique. The night will be spent in a bed & breakfast in la Grave.

     

     



    Day
    2
    2 Step

    In the morning, we enjoy a climbing session and discover one of the facets of alpinism. The goal is to learn a few bases which will allow us to easily ascend the Pic du Goléon. The surroundings of la Grave offer plenty of adapted climbing spots. After a picnic, we drive towards the hamlet of Valfroide (1874m) near les Hières. We start to hike up to the Goléon mountain hut (2465m) located nearby a lake. The view of the massif of La Meije is absolutely stunning. We can also encounter an abundant alpine flora.

    600m vertical between Valfroide (1874m) and the Goléon mountain hut (2465m) - about 2 hours.

    Night in the hut.



    Day
    3
    3 Step

    We start our hike at dawn with our headlamps to take advantage of the refreezing and walk by the old Carraud mountain hut up to the base of the Pointe Salvador. The environment becomes more and more mineral as we hike up. The path is marked with cairns and winds up towards the Aiguilles de la Saussaz. We walk by the valley leading to the Col Lombard and eventually reach the Lombard glacier. It is time to put on our crampons before we set foot on the glacier and hike up its small glacier tongue. A ridge allows us to easily reach the summit, from which we can contemplate La Meije, the Barre des Ecrins, the Girose glacier, the Plateau d'Emparis, the Grandes Rousses massif... We hike down by the same route and take a short break at the Goléon mountain hut to pick up the things we left. 

    1500m vertical - about 8 hours.

     



555.0 €

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Three days during which you will discover the fascinating world of the high mountains. You will learn some bases in alpinism and make the ascent of a '3000+', the Pic du Goléon, with breathtaking views of La Meije and the Râteau. Culminating at 3427m, it is the second highest summit of the Arves massif after the Aiguilles d'Arves and overlooks the Goléon lake and the ancient Maurian glacial valley.

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Address

Rn 1091 place du téléphérique,
05320 la grave France

Phone Number

+33 476 799 021