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Pic Sans Nom

Facts About Pic Sans Nom. Pic Sans Nom is literally translated as "Nameless Peak". Standing at 3914m above sea level. This peak is included in the Pelvoux-Ailefroides Group within the Ecrins massif. The High Dauphine Alps in France also includes this summit. Compared to Barres des Ecrins, this peak is at the southeast part of the massif in the Alps. The usual route leads to the north face just above the Glacier Noir. How to get to the peak of Pic Sans Nom? The Glacier Noir is the main landmark used to get to several peaks in the Pelvoux-Ailefroides Group including Barres des Ecrins and Ailefroide. The closest stopover from the Glacier Noir is the Cezanne hut. Just follow the...

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Aiguilles de Trélatéte

Facts About Aiguilles de Trélatéte. Aiguilles de Trélatéte is a mountain right between the boundary of the Italian Alps and the French Alps. Standing at 3920m above sea level. Its Italian address is at Valle d'Aosta (Aosta Valley), Italy. And its French address is at Haute Savoie, France. It is more often climbed from the Italian side despite being on the west side of the Mont Blanc massif. How to get to the peak of Aiguilles de Trélatéte? Before reaching the peak, you must reach one of the huts to stop over first. Recommended hut is the Rifugio Elisabetta Soldini. Start by driving from the La Visaille. Cross the bridge to the closed car road. That route takes about 3...

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Mont Pelvoux

Facts About Mont Pelvoux. Mont Pelvoux is a mountain mistaken as the highest peak found in the Ecrins massif. This is because if viewed from the Durance Valley, you don't see the Barres des Ecrins. Barres des Ecrins is found right behind Mont Pelvoux. Standing at 3946m above sea level. This is located at the High Dauphine Alps in Dauphine, France. One of the most complicated summits to reach in the French Alps. How to get to the peak of Mont Pelvoux? There are two huts often used as stopovers before reaching the one. One is the Pelvoux hut. And the other is the Sele hut. You may have read about the Sele hut at our article about Ailefroide. Similarities...

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Ailefroide

Facts About Ailefroide. Ailefroide is a mountain found at the Ecrins massif, High Dauphine Alps, France. Standing at 3954m above sea level. This is the third peak in the same massif where La Meije and Barres des Ecrins are found. Its other name is L'ailefroide. As one of the rather complicated peaks in the French Alps, walking is the best way to tread your way to the summit. Traversing options range from the snowy paths to the challenging rock and ice route. It consists of 3 faces. The northwest face above Coste Rouge Glacier, the north face above Glacier Noir and the south face just above the Ailefroide Glacier. How to get to the peak of Ailefroide? The easiest route...

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La Meije

Facts About La Meije La Meije is a mountain located at the High Dauphine Alps at La Grave, France. Same group as that of Barres des Ecrins along the Ecrins massif. Standing at 3983m above sea level. It is one of the steep mountains to traverse in this side of the French Alps. The sturdy rock is an excellent way to apply your mixed climbing skills with fellow hikers. Other mountaineers won't mince their words in describing this mountain as "difficile". The view from the top makes it a worthwhile climb though. How to get to the top of Le Meije? Best starting point? Take the train by the Geneva Airport. Hop off at the Grenoble Station. So whenever you...

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