Grande Ruine

Elevation (feet): 12,352
Elevation (meters): 3,765
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Range/Region: Dauphine Alps
Latitude: 44.967222
Longitude: 6.329722
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 and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

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.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #11191 - by Luidegr Roeckrath on Sep 02, 1999
    We summitted the Grande Ruine, Pic Brevoort on the date of the sun eclipse which was not total in this part of France, but nevertheless an extraordinary experience (85 % coverage). After leaving the...