The Meije comprises towering spires of rock which demand mountaineering experience to safely climb it. Climbing the summit and then traversing the ridge is a classic alpine experience particularly without a guide. Day 1 Approach the Promontoire Hut from La Grave or La Berarde. Day 2 Climb to the summit and then take the ridge to Pic Central involving some vertical snow and ice protected by a cable. Descend to the Aigle Hut and thence to La Grave.