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The Meije comprises towering spires of rock which demand mountaineering experience to safely climb it. Climbing the summit and then traversing the ridge is a classic alpine experience particularly without a guide. Day 1 Approach the Promontoire Hut from La Grave or La Berarde. Day 2 Climb to the summit and then take the ridge to Pic Central involving some vertical snow and ice protected by a cable. Descend to the Aigle Hut and thence to La Grave.

Elevation (feet): 13,064
Elevation (meters): 3,982
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Range/Region: Dauphine Alps
Latitude: 45.004722
Longitude: 6.308611
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1877
First successful climber(s): Castelnau & Gaspard & Gaspard
Nearest major airport: Lyon
Convenient Center: La Grave

Thanks to Martin & Will Sanderson and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

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

There are 3 trip reports for Meije.

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  • Log #19130 - by Olivier Dumon on Feb 14, 2006
    Nothing to add to Martin and Will Sanderson summit log . Just we have had very good weather. Surely it was one of the most surprising climb I ever made in my life. You can have a look at Ecrins...
  • Log #13473 - by Martin & Will Sanderson on Sep 06, 2003
    We saw the peak some years ago. In the intervening years we did the usual peaks in the area and then decided to do it in 1998. The Meije had other ideas and we had to return in 1999. This time we...
  • Log #13472 - by Gregoire Hanss on Apr 25, 2001
    North Face, couloir des corridors, a lot of blue ice on the upper part