EXPERIENCE Mixed Climbing

Meije orientale (3891m)

A great classic and an ideal initiation to alpinism

The Meije orientale is the easternmost point of the ridges of La Meije, the iconic mountain of the Ecrins range culminating at the Grand Pic (3982m). The peak is clearly recognizable and its ascent from the Aigle mountain hut is a beautiful mountaineering course. The normal route by the northeast ridge is a popular classic, with stunning views of the Lautaret and l'Homme glaciers, as well as of the steep north face of the Pic Gaspard. From its summit, we can contemplate almost the entire mountain range of the Alps, from the Matterhorn in Switzerland to the Monterosa in Italy.

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Day 1

From the Pont des Brebis, we hike on a path crossing the Romanche river and through scree and snowfields. Going up those snowfields with slopes getting gradually steeper, we reach the Col du Bec (3065m) then the ridge between the Pic de l'Homme and the Bec de l'Homme. The Amieux ledge (3200m), discovered by local guide Lucien Amieux, is equipped with a cable and allows us to leave the ridge and set foot on the Tabuchet glacier in a less steep and crevassed place. We follow its right rim up until reaching the Aigle mountain hut.

1800m vertical from Villar d'Arêne (1650m) to the Aigle mountain hut (3450m) - between 5 and 7 hours.

Night in the mountain hut.

Day 2

From the Aigle mountain hut, we hike up the Tabuchet glacier towards the Tête des Corridors. At 3600m, we reach a snow-capped pass of the northeast ridge. Once we have crossed the bergschrund, we hike up a snow or ice slope of about 40°, then climb through a breach, and along the ridge to the summit. The descent to Villar d'Arêne follows the same itinerary.

400m vertical from the Aigle mountain hut to the Meije orientale - between 6 and 8 hours.

350.0 €

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Price all inclusive per person (if there is 3 people)

730.0 €

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Group of 1 to 3 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

helmet

harness

Mountain boots that work with crampons

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

backpack (around 35L)

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

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

Meal costs for clients and guide

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

Appropriate clothing for your activity and the weather

drinks

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Alp meije orientale ambiance
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Alp descente meije orientale

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