Mountaineering in the Albaron Pass in Bessans, French Alps

Mountaineering in the Albaron Pass in Bessans, French Alps

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: French, English
  • Fitness level: Sporty
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    In front of Sport 2000 Tracq Sports, Rue de Saint-Etienne, 73480 Bessans
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

The guides of Bessans offer you a climb up the Albaron pass either by the pass of the Évettes or by the Grand Fond Glacier, in Haute Maurienne.

In Haute Maurienne in the Vanoise National Park, come practice mountaineering with an experienced guide from Bessans.

The ascent to the Albaron pass can either be done from the Évettes Pass or by the Grand Fond Glacier.

For the first option, it will be necessary to plan the night at the Evettes' refuge because the departure takes place early in the morning (4 am) directly from the refuge. You'll cross the Plan des Évettes located below at 2,539m to reach the foot of the glacier. Then you'll go up to gain the upper plateau to go towards the Muraille d'Italie. The climb continues north and then south to reach the Selle de l'Albaron at 3,474 meters above sea level. You will follow the mixed ridge to the summit then turn back to return to Plan des Évettes and the refuge.

From the Grand Fond glacier, you will go up the cross-country skiing trails to the Goulaz then the Avérole road to the transport cable after Pré Pauttaz. You'll go up the Folières stream to go under Ouille Allégra.
The top of the Albaron is visible at the end of the route. You will take the wide slope that straightens under the bastion.
Then, you'll climb with crampons/ice ax the rock face of 15 meters in the middle of the bastion, then pulling slightly to the right to reach the summit plateau. A stud with a quick link allows rappelling.

Offers

1
Albaron from the Evettes pass
Activity requirements

You must be in good physical shape.

Special terms

IMPORTANT: After your booking is confirmed, please contact the guide to book your night at the Evettes refuge.

Departure guaranteed from 4 participants.

Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking boots
  • Outfit adapted to the weather and activity
  • Water bottle & snacks
  • Picnic
Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Sporty
Duration:full day
Minimum Age:minimum 18 y/o
Meeting point:
In front of Sport 2000 Tracq Sports, Rue de Saint-Etienne, 73480 Bessans
Included:
  • Guide
  • All necessary equipment
Excluded:
  • Night in the refuge (€21)
2
Albaron from the Grand Fond glacier
Activity requirements

You must be in good physical shape.

Special terms

You can meet the instructor directly at the mountaineering site – to be arranged with him after your booking is confirmed.

Departure guaranteed from 4 participants.

Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking boots
  • Outfit adapted to the weather and activity
  • Water bottle & snacks
  • Picnic
Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Sporty
Duration:full day
Minimum Age:minimum 18 y/o
Meeting point:
In front of Sport 2000 Tracq Sports, Rue de Saint-Etienne, 73480 Bessans
Included:
  • Guide
  • All necessary equipment

Meeting point

In front of Sport 2000 Tracq Sports, Rue de Saint-Etienne, 73480 Bessans Get directions
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