Pic Gaspard and La Meije

Pic Gaspard, and the three summits of La Meije seen from a little above the Col du Galabier. In the lower middle the Glacier de Lautaret.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 30, 2007 6:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Grand spectacle !

Ejnar ... do people really CLIMB these mountains? Seems like there would be some dramatic rockfalls in summer and avalanches in winter! Is there a climber's log kept up there? Thank you, Ejnar!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Dec 31, 2007 5:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Grand spectacle !

Yes, they do, but especially the Meije takes a good climber. It is considered the most difficult of the high Alpine peaks, and was the last to be climbed. The normal route is on the south face (this view is from the north), and is vertical rock much of the way. There probably is a summit book as on most more important Alpine peaks. Thanks for the comment!

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