Alpinist Itinerary : The Eagle Rock (Rocher de l'Aigle)
If you are keen of mountain and want to familiarize yourself with the technical mountaineering and live a unique experience, this is a hike for you ... thrills and panorama beyond reality guaranteed!
Access return: 12h
Vertical drop: 1 800 m
Difficulty : /!\ Beware, high mountain glacier route: for experienced people
In spring: Put your skis on in La Grave, or, even better, Villar d’Arène
and take the Côte Longue moraine up to the immense Glacier du Tabuchet (1800m height gain, 6 hours).
In summer: on foot from the Pont des Brebis near Le Pied du Col, 4 km east of Villar d’Arène (1780m height gain, 6 hours). This route starts off on a good path and then continues on rocky outcrops and névés before reaching the Col du Bec, followed by the north arête of the Bec de l’Homme. The Vire Amieux ledge, with its fi xed cables, leads you onto the Glacier du Tabuchet. From this point, crampons and ropes are needed to reach the Eagle rock.
Contact te Mountain Guides Office
From 01/05 to 31/10
Accessible during Summer, depending on snow and weather conditions, for more information, please contact the Mountain Guide office of La Grave la Meije : +33 (0)4 76 79 90 21
04 76 79 94 74
09 82 12 44 28
Mountain Hut 'de L'Aigle' (FFCAM)
Situated at 3450 m above the Romanche valley, The Refuge de l'Aigle (Eagle refuge) is attached to the Eagle Rock, in one of the most extraordinary sites in Oisans, near the North face of La Meije mountain.