|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|
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.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There is one trip report for Grande Ruine.
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- Log #11191 - by Luidegr Roeckrath on Sep 02, 1999We 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...