Mount Pelvoux crossing (Écrins, Hautes-Alpes)

Duration : 2 days

France, Southern Alps

Level : intermediate

from 380 € / p. from 1 to 2 persons

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Gaston Rébuffat was saying: "You only become a climber once you have crossed the Pelvoux".

This outing taking place on one of the highest peak of the Écrins massif doesn't have big difficulties but is complete: snow corridor at 40/45°, de-escalation, abseils...

The descent of the glacier des Violettes is sublime and unforgettable.

A good physical form is necessary to appreciate this beautiful and great outing.

More information about the Pelvoux crossing on website.


D1: Climb to the Pelvoux hut.
Departure from Ailefroide village and climbing to the Pelvoux refuge to spend the night.
Positive elevation: 1200m.

D2: Mount Pelvoux ascent (3946m).
We climb the Coolidge corridor and then descent through the Violettes glacier. Back to Ailefroide.
Positive elevation: 1250m, negative: 2450m.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Collective equipment.

The price does not include

  • Transport.
  • Half board for you and for the guide.
  • Drinks.
  • The rental of individual equipment.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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