Pelvoux crossing in the Écrins massif (Hautes-Alpes)

Duration : 2 days

France, Southern Alps

Level : intermediate

from 340 € / 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.


D1: from Ailefroide, climb to the refuge of Pelvoux to spend the night (positive elevation: 1200m).

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

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide
  • Collective equipment

The price does not include

  • Transportation
  • Half board for you and for the guide
  • Drinks
  • The rental of individual equipment
  • Generally, 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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