Aiguille du Plat de la Selle

Aiguille du Plat de la Selle

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 44.96460°N / 6.22200°E
Additional Information Elevation: 11797 ft / 3596 m
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Geographical classification: Western Alps > High Dauphiné Alps > Soreiller group>

This is the highest Soreiller group summit. The rock is globaly not very good but the mountain is steep and impressive. The summit is a nice point of view dominating Vénéon valley and the center of Ecrins massif.

The firs ascent has been done by Henri Cordier, Jakob Anderegg, and Andreas Maurer the 28 of June 1876.
5 days later, W.A.B Coolidge team (Almer father and sun, Pierre Gaspard) was on the summit using the classical SW ridge route. (PD)

Getting There

by car (highly recommended)

Grenoble >> Bourg d'Oisans >> Saint Christophe en Oisans>> Les Etages >> Soreiller
Grenoble >> Bourg d'Oisans >> Saint Christophe en Oisans>> Vallon de la Selle

For those coming from oversea :
Fly to Lyon international airport. Car (recommended) or train to Grenoble, followed by bus to Bourg d'Oisans and smaller bus up the narrow road to Saint Christophe en Oisans and La Bérarde (3 per day in July/Aug Grenoble to La Bérarde) . Car highly recommended !

Routes overview

SW ridge , normal route from Saint Christophe : PD
pré clot to summit 6h30

SSW ridge: PD
pré clot to Col du Plat 3h30
Col du Plat to summit 5h

SE spur from Soreiller hut: D

Duhamel Route: PD
Soreiller hut to summit:4h

Soreiller Normal route: PD
SE side and SE ridge
Soreiller hut to summit:4h

NNE ridge (Burlan ridge): PD
Approach from Saint Christophe: 4h
climbing route: 5h

N face : D
Long and dangerous rock climbing on bad rocks
Approach from Saint Christophe: 2h
climbing route: 12h

Red Tape

No Red Tape except Ecrins National Park rules (no dog, no camping, only bivouak allowed, no fire, no MTB, no destruction of wilderness)
Refer to Ecrins National park rules.

When To Climb

Summer period is the prefered period for mountaineering.


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Soreiller hut STD 2720 m

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Mountain Conditions

Briançon meteo forecast 7 days
Bourg d'Oisans meteo forecast 7 days
Grenoble meteo forecast 7 days

Books and maps

Guide du Haut Dauphiné, tome 1, ISBN 2 909 907 15 5.
Authors: GHM and François Labande
Editions de l'Envol

IGN Maps : 3336ET and 3436ET