EXPERIENCE Introduction to alpinism

Grande Ruine, Pointe Brevoort (3765m), classic route

A gorgeous ridge course on an outstanding rock

The peaks of Grande Ruine, Pointe Brevoort, Pic Maître, Roche Méane are located in the heart of the Oisans region, at the source of the Romanche river. The Pointe Brevoort derives its name from American alpinist Margaret 'Meta' Brevoort, the aunt of William Auguste Coolidge, a renowned historian and mountaineer. Together, they achieved the first ascent of that peak on the 19th of July 1873. We will reach this wild place hiking up the Romanche valley and spending the night in the remote Adèle Planchard mountain hut. The summit of the Pointe Breevort, without technical difficulties and accessible to many alpinists, offers stunning views over the Ecrins range, with its central location between La Meije and the Barre des Ecrins.




Day 1

We start our itinerary from Arsine and hike up the picturesque valley of the Romanche river until 2300m to reach the wild valley of the Plate des Agneaux. That particular place is the beginning of an invisible glacier, almost entirely covered with rocks. The path gradually becomes steeper and winds up until the Adèle Planchard mountain hut. From the hut, we can enjoy a majestic view over the summit of the Barre des Ecrins arising behind a rock wall.

1500m vertical from Arsine to the Adèle Planchard mountain hut (3169m) - about 5 hours.

Night in the hut.


Day 2

From the Adèle Planchard mountain hut, we set foot on the glacier Supérieur des Agneaux and cross it towards the west, hiking up a steep slope just beneath the south ridge of Roche Méane. We reach the base of the southeast ridge and cross the bergschrund, which may vary with snow conditions. Then, the climbing is fairly easy and the itinerary follows the thin line of the ridge. The key section is an exposed step but the rock quality is excellent. The ridge eventually gets flat and leads to the summit of the Pointe Breevort. The way down follows the same itinerary.

600m vertical from the mountain hut to the summit - about 3 hours.

510.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 4

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Group of 1 to 4 people for a private outing


Outing with a certified mountain guide or instructor

Professional Civil Liability Insurance

Group technical gear (rope…)


Personal Accident Insurance

Water Bottle or thermos, food and snacks

backpack (around 35L)

sun glasses, cap and sun cream



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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