The highest mountain of the environment. You can climb it in one day (8 hours to the summit), but is nicer to do it in 2 days (via refuge du Mont Thabor). At the summit great view over the alps: Mont Blanc, Les Ecrins, La Meije, Le mont Viso, Le Galibier. You can spend the night in the "chappel" and watch the sunset from 3178 m.
A peak offering a variety of snow/ice routes of varying difficulty, from French grades PD+ to D. The normal route is a varied and beautiful climb up the Geay glacier with the slope never exceeding 40 degrees. 1400m from the Mont Pourri hut to the summit (2 other huts are also used for other routes). Rock climbing is available on a secondary face, with 10 or so routes of 8 to 14 pitches, many bolted.
Mont Pelat is in the Mercantour National Park. It has a small rocky summit with good views across to Mont Blanc on a clear day. In early summer there is still much ice around. It can be reached from Col de la Cayolle. The walk is around 4 hours with a small scramble to the summit.
Mont mezenc is the highest point of the volcanic plateau. From the top, you can see from Mont Ventoux to the Mont Blanc, about 350 km long range. It is one of volcanic mountains in this aera, the second wellknow is "le Mont gerbier des Joncs" (spring of La Loire, the longer french river).
Mont Maudit is a high, sharp, ice-clad pinnacle, the halfway point on the long trek to Mont Blanc (15,771 ft.) from Chamonix by the Northeast Ridge. Mont Maudit rises from this ridge, and is the nearest peak to the huge icy dome of the Mont Blanc summit.
The Mont Guillaume is not the highest of the southern range in Parc National des Ecrins, but with the height of 2542 meters it's the first mountain north of the lake Serre-Poncon. The slope has at his shadowside (northern slope) some small snowfields. Only 10 minutes before the summit the climb get's rougher without a clear path.
The summit of Mont Blanc is a glistening white dome that fills the sky. It is the highest and hugest summit in the Alps. The elevation difference from bottom to top is more than 13,000 feet, and glaciers extend to as low as 4000 feet. It is ascended by a number of routes, many of which are fairly easy grades. The length and altitude of the ascent, however, coupled with the frequent instability of the weather, make Mont Blanc a very serious ascent, and over 1000 people have died on the mountain, largely because they... read more
Mont Aiguille is a giant rock structure, with vertical walls and a flat top. It is located just 36 miles southwest of the town of Grenoble. It is best known for its first climb, made by Antoine de Ville de Dompjulien, a servant of Charles VIII, under orders from his master. De Ville made the ascent using ladders and other artificial aids, thus making Mont Aiguille the site of the first Alpine rock climb, a feat which was not repeated on Mont Aiguille until 1834, 342 years later.
A rocky pyramid placed between France and the spanish provinces of Navarra and Huesca. The easiest route climbs from Linza (Huesca) and does not pose any problem as long as you follow the marks of the trail. You can also come from Belagua (Navarra), but it is a longer walk that crosses a karst zone (risky when foggy). The final pyramid is a little bit impressive for novices, but with no real difficulties.