A mix of rock and ice, rows of summits as far as the eye can see and the valley far below – discover the alpine universe on vertiginous ridges or on the vast white, blue and grey expanse of the glacier. Here it is not only an alpinist’s privilege. Thanks to the La Grave gondola lift anyone can touch the glacier ice and enjoy the sumptuous view of endless summits that fade away in the distance.
From the top station (Col des Ruillans 3211 m) of the Téléphériques des Glaciers de la Meije there is easy access to the Girose glacier. Start by exploring the ice cave where the tunnels and sculptures are carved anew every year. To take a closer look at the crevasses, book a glacier walk with the Mountain Guides. This requires no technical knowledge and children are admitted from 6 years. To reach a little higher, opt for a glacier hike.
The Alpine is also ridges, cliffs and summits – from first climbs that can be completed in a day to expert climbs.