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La Meije traverse

A major climb on an iconic summit of the Alps


The ascent of La Meije by the Promontoire mountain hut, followed by the ridge traverse to the Doigt de Dieu, is the dream of many alpinists and a consecration for most of them. La Meije, the last major summit of the Alps to remain unconquered... More than a century after its first ascent in 1877 by Boileau de Castelnau & Gaspard and his son, it is undoubtedly one of the most prominent climbs of the Alps. A subtle mix of mountaineering skills contributes to its success: the sense of the itinerary, the ability to progress quickly, a good amount of determination and commitment, the preparation and choice of the right moment... The traverse of La Meije is a mythical climb: there starts the great alpinism.


Overtures :

From 10/06 to 10/09, daily.
Every day, depending on the weather
Booking needed.



Traversée de la Meije - © Bureau des guides

Place Olivier Messiaen
Bureau des Guides
La Grave-Villar d'Arène
05320 La Grave


Phone : 04 76 79 90 21

Phone : 06 71 37 08 55

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Mountain Guide Office of La Grave

Bureau des guides de la grave - © Alpes photographies

La Grave

04 76 79 90 21

06 71 37 08 55

Mountain Guide Office of La Grave

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La Meije

La Meije - © © J. Selberg

La Grave

04 76 79 90 05

La Meije

La Meije is a mountain in the Massif des Écrins, located at the border of Hautes-Alpes and Isère départements. It overlooks the nearby village of La Grave,a mountaineering centre and ski resort,well known for its off-piste and extreme skiing possibilities

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