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La Meije

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La Meije 45.004800, 6.308200

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 may be coming from, ideal starting point is at Grenoble. Drive from Grenoble to enter A480 via Avenue Felix Viallet. Turn to the N85. You then reach D1091 towards Les Freaux in La Grave. Drive further to reach D233T. From here, you stop at the Refuge Promontory. Stop over this refuge to prepare for the hike up to the summit.

What to expect at La Meije?

What made La Meije a little notorious was the lack of nut placements. Never try climbing this peak without friends experienced in this terrain. Route guides are usually accessible to help you around this massif-based mountain. Still, be ready with the right crampons, axe and rope.

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