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October 15, 2015

Mountaineering Week in the Ecrins

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Price: 1350.00€ per person

Departure date: 21 – 28 Jun 2014:

Private group bookings are available for other dates. Please ask

This is a week of mountaineering in the dramatic Ecrins National Park. Perfect for walkers or climbers who want a mountaineering adventure off the beaten track.

Price Includes:

• 5 nights half board and 2 nights room only (for nights when you are in refuges) accommodation in a traditional alpine hotel with swimming pool and steam room.

• 2 nights half board accommodation in high mountain refuges (breakfast and dinner).

• Guide fees with fully qualified UIAGM high mountain guide for Les Rouies, The Sirac OR Olan and Obiou OR Piolit (guide ratio between 1:2 and 1:6 depending on summit)

• All technical equipment (harnesses, helmets, ice axes and crampons)

• Transport to and from scheduled activities

The Ecrins are much less busy than the Mont Blanc massif with the added bonus of the best sun record in the Alps! You won’t be sharing your experiences with 100ds of other mountaineers – it’s a real taste of traditional mountaineering in the Alps!

It is a progressive week of mountaineering and alpinism taking in three spectacular peaks of the Southern French Alps including L’Obiou 2789m or Piolit 2464m (Grade: facile / easy), Les Rouies 3589m (Grade: facile / easy) and either the Sirac 3444m (Grade: peu difficile / bit more difficult) or L’Olan 3564m (Grade: peu difficile / bit more difficult).

Two of the summits involve glacier crossings and scrambling / climbing in high mountain conditions and all the peaks have exposed sections!

Over the course of the week, you will learn and practice essential techniques for moving together on a rope, traversing glaciers and climbing in the high mountains.

If you have never climbed in the high mountains before or had glacier experience, this is a great week to discover walking and climbing in crampons and big boots and dealing with altitude.

The area is rich in flora and fauna with golden eagles, vultures, rock partridge, chamois, ibex, marmots and there are wolves in the vicinity. For flower enthusiasts, look out for the orange lily, the 60 plus species of orchids including the lady’s slipper and countless others.

Additional Info
Country: France
Region: French Alps
City: Ecrins National Park
Website URL: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Top Travel Voucher: 100EUR discount per person based on sharing 2 to a room in hotel and dormitory accom in refuges
Contact Email: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Phone Number: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Contact Name: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
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