Pic de Neige Cordier Climber's Log

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Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Nov 3, 2015 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 1997

Normal Route from Glacier Blanc  Sucess!

Climbed with my loved Inti e Uli Siberian Huskies

viktor vaughn

viktor vaughn - Jan 29, 2015 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2014

through the couloir paillot

We got there through the Couloir Paillot, PD+. There are some rocks in the couloir where slings can be attached. Great climb.

bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Oct 10, 2010 2:28 am

normal route  Sucess!

My first ascent at high altitude.

Glacier cconditions ahev changed since then, Col emile Pic is not so easy (quite rocky now)

Bruno baschung


FrançoisJ - Mar 26, 2010 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 1988

Normal route  Sucess!

as a warm up before Dôme


barrys - Aug 8, 2009 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2008

Refuge de Glacier Blanc  Sucess!

First up after a load of fresh snow (in June??) which made it much more enjoyable. Made it back down to the refuge before the sun hit the snow or the glacier so no troubles. Great experience for a rookie like me.

Gertiño - Jul 5, 2009 4:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2009

Late arrival on the summit!  Sucess!

Left from Refuge du Glacier Blanc at 5am and reached the summit (only) around 1.30 pm (luckily the weather was nice the whole day). We had some difficulties to get through the couloir onto the col (mainly because of terrible snow conditions, advise : leave early!). From there, easy to reach the summit.
We abseiled back down through the couloir and continued from there to Refuge des Ecrins where we arrived around 3 pm.
Easy climb all together, with the exception of the couloir which can in certain cases be tricky (as we experienced :-)


pablo - Jul 17, 2007 6:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

Route Climbed: Normal - South West ridge  Sucess!

Jean Philippe, Philippe and I initiated route at 4h45 am from Glacier Blanc Hut (2542m). When we got to the final corridor, a Polonese couple joined us. Situation was a bit delicate with ice and wind to pass the big cornice(see photo: http://www.summitpost.org/image/313076/150894/cornice-at-pic-neige-cordier-alps-ecrins.html) finally we reached all succesfully summit (3614m) at 9h15am. Descent with abseil was fun later on. Celebrations back in the Ecrin's Hut, looking forward to climb the Barre des Ecrins the following day. This Pic was an excellent alpine experience !

Thomas Gurviez

Thomas Gurviez - Jun 26, 2006 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

roite climbed : traverse from Villar d'Arene  Sucess!

east-west traverse from Villar d'Arene : ascent through Plate des Agneaux pass, descent through Des Agneaux glacier

Claude Mauguier - May 13, 2005 6:12 pm

Route Climbed: north ridge Date Climbed: aug 1980  Sucess!

Bivouac near Arsine left bank moraine, col de la Plate, then the icy ridge to the top. Back along the normal route to Ecrins hut.

Steve Pritchard

Steve Pritchard - May 23, 2004 10:28 am

Route Climbed: From R. de Glacier Blanc Date Climbed: 7 July 2003  Sucess!

Exactly the same route as John Cousins'. This is a good route for a beginner to attempt (with a guide), as a prelude to the Barre des Ecrins or Dome de Niege. A good, airy scramble to the top.

John Cousins - May 14, 2002 5:28 am

Route Climbed: Normal (South West ridge) Facile Date Climbed: July 1998  Sucess!

An excellent peak to climb en-route to Barre des Ecrins. Climbed with partner Annie Coyle. This was Annies second alpine peak.

day1: camp site at Ailfroide to refuge Glacier Blanc.

day2: refuge Glacier Blanc to Pic Neige Cordier. Very cold conditions with a north wind. Then descended to refuge Ecrins. N.B due to late start encountered melting snow on descent causing both parties to fall and use ice axe brake, this provided some amusement for French party (father and son) below.

day3. refuge Ecrins to Dome de neige and back to Ailfroide.

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