Photo by Nathan Williams
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|First successful climber(s):||Coolidge, Brevoort|
|Nearest major airport:||Grenoble, Torino|
|Convenient Center:||Villar d'Arène|
Thanks to Luidger Röckrath for adding this peak.
One of the easiest peaks of this part of the French
Alps. Provides marvelous views of the two major peaks of the Haut Dauphine (Barre des Ecrins and Meije). Ascent from Villar d'Arène via Refuge de l'Alpe de Villar d'Arène (2077 m) and Refuge Adèle Planchard (3170 m). Up to the higher hut there is a marked trail. Above it glacier and some moderate rock climbing on the eastern ridge of the main peak of the Grande Ruine, Pic Brevoort (3765 m). 5-6 h from the parking to the Refuge Adèle Planchard, another 2-3 h to the summit.
Thanks to Luidger Röckrath for this description.