Grande Ruine, Pilier Sud

A very nice climb of grade III and IV in an incredible high-mountain atmosphere, to reach a peak lying between the Ecrins and the Meije.

Day 1 : refuge Adèle Planchard (3169 m.)

Day 2 : Col des Neiges, Col de la Casse Déserte (2 hours of easy walk on a glacier), and then climb of the south ridge of the Pointe Brevoort (from the name of the aunt of Coolidge !), highest peak of the Grande Ruine group (3765 m).

Period: 
Summer & Automn
Duration: 
1.5 day
Rendez-vous: 
Villard d'Arène
Maximal number of persons: 
2 personnes
Difficulty: 
AD+ Somehow difficult