Important topographic knot, dominating three valleys : Veneon(SW), Romanche(N), Vallouise (SE, belongs to the Durance water basin). Three ridges (S, NE, WNW) mainly rock (loose), three faces : N, rock/ice 600 m.above bergschrund, SW, rock 500 m., SE, snow/ice the usual approach, with a final 15 meters rock step (exposed, rope !) 300 m of slopes above Glacier Blanc. Magnificent view on Barre des Ecrins N side. About three hours from the Ecrins Refuge (awfully crowded in july/august !!! Booking necessary. Also a skiing target, apart from the last rock step. Heavy avalanche hazard in winter all along the lower Ailefroide valley !
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||june 21st 1873|
|First successful climber(s):||H.and P.Baumann, P.Knubel, J-M Lochmatter, leading T.Cox, F.Gardiner, C.Taylor, R.+ W.M.Pendlebury|
|Nearest major airport:||GRENOBLE|
|Convenient Center:||Vallouise/La Grave|
Thanks to Claude Mauguier for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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- Log #19881 - by Emma Hunter on July 15, 2006This was my first ever alpine climb and i certainly enjoyed it. The initial ascent from the car park level to the glacier covered a lot of steep ground which was exhausting in the heat of summer, so...