Via ferrata with the Bureau des Guides de La Grave
Via Ferrata in the Ecrins and Oisans regions
Climb one of the via ferrata in the Hautes Alpes or Isère in the La Grave la Meije area, supervised by a La Grave instructor or mountain guide!
Via ferrata is the construction of an itinerary on a rock face using special metal elements (cables, rungs, ladders, ramps, etc.). Several itineraries are available in the Ecrins and Oisans regions, ranging from beginners' to long-distance routes.
You'll be self-belayed using dedicated equipment (double-lanyard with shock absorber) along an existing lifeline, and roped in with your instructor, according to climbing belay principles.
Halfway between hiking and climbing, some via ferrata climbs are accessible to the general public, enabling them to discover the vertical, and to discover themselves in the vertical!
Although the equipment in place tends to give climbers a feeling of security, via ferrata remains a high-altitude activity that entails risks: we'll teach you the skills you need to master the techniques of progression.
Near La Grave :
- Via ferrata d'Arsine - 1/2 day - easy level (from age 10)
- Via ferrata de Saint christophe en Oisans - big 1/2 day - medium level (from 12 years)
- Via ferrata de la Mine du Grand Clot and via ferrata du Voile de la Mariée - full day - difficult level (experienced teens and adults)
From 01/06 to 30/09/2024, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
04 76 79 90 21
06 71 37 08 55
Easy glacier walk with a mountain guide
Take advantage of the clear morning light to go for an easy walk on the vast Girose Glacier ice cap, where the view draws the eyes from the nearby la Meije to the far away Mont Blanc. You will approach crevasses and admire pinnacles of ice.
06 79 68 29 40
04 76 79 90 21
Major climbing routes with the Bureau des Guides de la Grave
Grandes voies d'escalade sauvage en Oisans et Ecrins, entre Isère et Hautes Alpes!