The starting point of this outstanding climb is the village of La Grave, from which we take the first section of the Téléphérique des Glaciers de La Meije up to 2400m. From there, we hike up to the base of the Enfetchores ridge and climb it to reach the Meije glacier in a stunning environment. A short hike on this glacier leads us to a bergschrund. We cross it and continue our climb on a rocky part up to the Brèche de la Meije (3357m). Switching to the south side, we climb down, possibly making a short rappel to set foot on the glacier. It does not take long to cross it and reach the Promontoire mountain hut, nestled in the imposing rock wall of the south face of La Meije.
1300m vertical to the Promontoire mountain hut (3092m)- between 4 and 5 hours.
Night in the hut.