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.
|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|
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, 2006Nothing 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, 2003We 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, 2001North Face, couloir des corridors, a lot of blue ice on the upper part