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A three day version of the iconic traverse of la Meije, with fantastic skiing and great panoramas in the heart of the Ecrins mountain range
The 'Tour de la Meije' is a prestigious ski touring itinerary around one of the most aesthetic mountains of the Alps, la Meije, and in the heart of the Ecrins massif. We offer you the opportunity to do the 'Tour de la Meije' over two days and experience skiing in an absolutely stunning environment. This incredible tour combines long descents with rather moderate vertical for the way up thanks to the lift at the beginning. The 'Tour de la Meije' is truly an outstanding ski mountaineering journey. A real must for freeride and ski touring lovers!
You regularly ski tour in the backcountry with day tours or multi day tours. The accumulation of efforts does not scare you and you can link together multiple climbs and descents in all snow conditions. You are comfortable on steeper slopes for the climb and the descent.
You are in very good physical shape. You are able to easily climb and ski all day with a backpack between 10-15kg, depending on the technical level of the trip.
From the Dôme de la Lauze (3568m / 11,706ft), located at the top of the ski lifts of la Grave-la Meije and the Girose glacier, we start our journey skiing down a magnificent steep south facing descent to the Selle mountain hut (2673m / 8,769ft), with a descent close to 1000 vertical meters (3,280ft). From there, we traverse to a bench on the glacier de la Selle. We skin up a steeper slope to the Col du Replat (3335m / 10,941ft). We rappel our way to the other side of the col to reach a long east facing slope, and ski down to the Etançons valley. The impressive south face of la Meije stands in front of our eyes. We pass by the Chatelleret mountain hut (2232m / 7,322ft), and then skin up to the Promontoire mountain hut (3092m / 10,144ft), nestled into the south face of la Meije, where we will spend the night.
.Vertical: -895m (2,936ft) from the Dôme de la Lauze to the Selle mountain hut
+660m (2,165ft) from the Selle mountain hut to the Col du Replat
-1110m (3,641ft) from the Col du Replat to the Chatelleret mountain hut
+860m (2,821ft) from the Chatelleret mountain hut to the Promontoire mountain hut
From the Promontoire refuge, we climb up to the Brèche de la Meije (3357m / 11,013ft), which allows us access to the north face of la Meije. After crossing the bergschrund, we enjoy skiing part way down the incredible glacier of la Meije, at the foot of the impressive north face of la Meije. We reach the base of the Serret du Savon couloir (3399m / 11,151ft), and climb it with our skis on our backpacks. Once at the top, a second ski descent across the Tabuchet glacier brings us to the Aigle mountain hut (3450m / 11,318ft), which is perched on a rocky outcrop in a stunning high mountain environment.
.Vertical: +250m (820ft) from the Promontoire mountain hut to the Brèche de la Meije
-350m (1,148ft) from the Brèche de la Meije to the base of the Serret du Savon couloir
+400m (1,312ft) from the base of the Serret du Savon to the Aigle mountain hut
Depending on snow conditions, we will ski down either the Tabuchet glacier or the L'Homme glacier, but both guarantee an outstanding quality of skiing, a long descent, and dazzling views.
-2000m (6,561ft) from the Aigle mountain hut to la Grave