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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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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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Barres des Ecrins

Facts About Barres des Ecrins. Barres des Ecrins is a mountain located in France. Standing at 4101m above sea level. This is the southernmost peak found in the High Dauphine Alps. Hikers climb this peak to get an external view of the Mont Blanc and other peaks as far as the Italian Alps. As the tallest peak found in the National Park. It is subject to certain rules like "No dogs in the park". How to get to the top of Barres des Ecrins? Drive from Pre de Madame Carle for about 4 hours at least to the Ecrins Refuge. From here, walk towards the left side across the Glacier Noir. Summit Post described this path as "across the avalanche...

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