Highest peak in the Vanoise. Route from the Refuge de la Vanoise follows the steep and dangerous Glacier des Grands Couloirs - big holes, falling rocks. The summit ridge is narrow and spectacularly perched over the awesome all ice north face. Vast views from the summit extending across the whole sweep of the Alps.
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1860|
|First successful climber(s):||W.Mathews, M.Croz, E.Favre|
|Nearest major airport:||Geneva or Grenoble|
|Convenient Center:||Pralognon la Vanoise|
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 2 trip reports for Grande Casse.
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- Log #9707 - by paul lang on July 21, 2004went up petite face nord route,very impresive view.loved it!!
- Log #9708 - by Chris McCann on Aug 19, 2002Up at 4:00, on the ice at 5:15, great day, nice clear weather. Fantastic views from the summit. Scarey discent, a few shakey moments. Pleased with my second Alpine ascent though.