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Jabi Álvarez
High Mountain and Canyoning Guide

High Route of the Ecrins

Great journey in the Ecrins massif, known also as “La Grave – Vallouise” with included climb to a 4.000 metres peak, the Dôme de Neige des Ecrins. One of the most beautiful and demanding routes in the Alps, inside a wild environment.


Outward journey: Arrival from Spain by car. Spend the night in Gite/Hotel.

  • Stage 1: Ascension with the cable car to the Dôme de la Lauze (3.568m) and descent out of the track to la Selle shelter (2.673m).
  • Stage 2: Tete sud du Replat (3.428m) and descent to the Chaterellet shelter (2.232m).
  • Stage 3: Col de la Casse Deserte (3.843m) and beautiful descent to the de Alpe du Villard d’Arene shelter (2.077m).
  • Stage 4: Demanding journey to the Ecrins shelter (3.175m) through the Pic Neige Cordier (3.614m), the fundamental part of the high route.
  • Stage 5: Ascension to the Dôme de Neige des Ecrins (4.015m) and descent to the Glacier Blanc shelter (2.542m).
  • Stage 6: Journey to Monetier les Bains through the Col du Monetier (3.339m) and return to La Grave by taxi.


  • Ratio: 3 participants per guide
  • Dates: March-May
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Difficulty: MBEA, S3


  • Price: From 600€/pax
  • Things included:

    IFMGA High mountain guide service, shelter booking, guide’s technical and security material.

  • Not included:

    Transports, cable cars, shelter expenses, both from the client and the guide and trip costs.

 Necessary material

Mountain skiing materials (skis, boots, furs, blades, poles), personal security material (2 technical ice-axes, crampons, harness, Arva transceiver, shovel, probe, climbing lanyard, 1 security snap hook and helmet), adequate clothes for high mountain and cold (gore-tex or similar jacket and trousers, 2 pairs of thermal socks, helmet or balaclava, thermal underwear and change, two pairs of gloves, sun and blizzard glasses, 40-50 litres backpack, water bottle, attack food (sweet and salty), isotonic drink, suncream, head torch and extra batteries, toilet bag and a light sleeping bag.

*If you don’t have some of this technical materials, ask us about availability.

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