Mountaineering and Alpinism Holidays - Matt Belton

March 2017

Overview

An amazing long weekend mountaineering in the Ecrins range, the best guide and would thoroughly recommend to anyone.





Accommodation

Well, this is the mountains so don't expect a hairdryer in the heated toilet block! Seriously though, great camaraderie in the refuges, I thoroughly support Bernard's decision to stay at Refuge Blanc over Refuge Ecrins, makes for a better nights sleep (and apparently the food is better too - certainly hit the spot)!





Activity

With an appropriate balance of skill and risk assessment I got to do more (and was pushed to do more) than I had hoped for. Bernard led me excellently whilst challenging me in the right way to push myself. I therefore got so much more out of this long weekend, with some glacier skills, then an early start to climb Les Agneaux the first full day...(with a great rock climb at the top). Then the Dome des Ecrins on the Sunday, which was an amazing climb (and my first 4K mountain). Do this trip! it will be brilliant!