In the skin of a mountaineer
Ice pick in hand, crampons on feet
A paradise for adventurers and nature lovers alike, the Pays des Écrins area offers a choice of ice climbing routes for all levels. The majestic ice waterfalls located in the valleys of Fournel and Freissinières promise a guaranteed adrenaline rush, while ensuring you stay safe: climbers enjoy the mysterious and ephemeral beauty of some of the world’s most stunning ice giants in the capable hands of personal instructors. Head to one of the area’s climbing hotspots in Pelvoux, Puy Saint Vincent or L’Argentière-La-Bessée. Situated in Mercantour National Park, Gialorgues is a natural ice waterfall perfect for novices keen to push back their limits. Professional guide Marine Clarys kicks off your session with a warm-up on the main wall departing from the river, before moving on to more serious matters in the shape of a sheer sheet of ice.