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Adèle Planchard Refuge

Long and difficult, the ascent up to the refuge passes in the green prairies of the Plan de l'Alpe with mineral sheets draping down from the high summits sheltering the source at Romanche.


From Gravière car park, follow the bottom of the valley on the right bank on an excellent track which crosses the Pas d'Anna Falque. The fork that divides the way between the refuges at Adèle Planchard is well indicated... Turn right and take the long path crossing the Plan de l'Alpe. A long flat section on the right bank in the bottom of the valley followed by a short steep path on the left bank takes you to a grass plain... A crossing of about 1 kilometer prepares you for the onerous ascent across rocky ledges which are sometimes equipped with cables... Fill up with water, there is none higher up. At the foot of the ultimate projection is an immense scree that you must ascend without getting lost. At last, Adèle Planchard refuge appears on the ridge protected from avalanches dominating this mineral space. Return following the same itinerary.


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Lieu de départ : Le pont d'Arsine, Villar d'Arêne.De La Grave, prendre la D1091 en direction de Villar d'Arêne. Prendre à droite sur la D207. Au croisement, tourner à droite vers le refuge de l'Alpe. Traverser le pont d'Arsine et prendre la piste à droite qui mène au parking à 1 km.Parking conseillé : La Gravière au pont d'Arsine, Villar d'Arêne .