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Tour de la Meije: Two Day Variation

A two 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!

HOW DIFFICULT WILL THE TRIP BE?

Advanced

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.


WHAT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS DO I NEED?

Advanced

You are in very good physical shape and can easily climb and walk all day with a backpack between 8-15kg.


WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON EACH DAY?

  • Day
    1

    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



    Day
    2

    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. 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.

    .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

                  -2000m (6,561ft) from the Aigle mountain hut to la Grave



405.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 3

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Prix à l'engagement pour un groupe de 3 personnes max.

INCLUDED

Outing with a certified mountain guide or instructor

Professional Civil Liability Insurance

Group technical gear (rope…)

Transceiver, shovel, probe, harness

NOT INCLUDED

Lift Pass (possibility to purchase at the Guide Office in the morning)

Personal Accident Insurance

Appropriate clothing for your activity (long-johns, fleece/softshell jacket, down jacket, gore-tex jacket, ski pants, ski socks, warm hat, warm gloves, thin gloves)

Ski goggles, sunglasses, sunscreen

Water Bottle or thermos, food and snacks

Ski touring skis, skins, ski crampons, ski touring boots, poles

helmet

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

Avalanche airbag backpack

backpack that can fit your shovel and probe INSIDE the pack (around 35L)

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)

Club Alpin ID card, insurance card or information, Alpine Club card (if you have one)

Picnic for during the day

Meal costs for clients and guide

Lodging costs for clients and guide

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Address

Rn 1091 place du téléphérique,
05320 la grave France

Phone Number

+33 476 799 021