Altitude : 3 441 m
- From the 24th of March to the 15th of May 2017,
- from the 18th of June to the 15th of September 2017.
In spring: Put your skis on in La Grave, or, even better, Villar d’Arène and take the Côte Longue moraine up to the immense Glacier du Tabuchet (1800m height gain, 6 hours).
Another bold and exciting way of getting there is from the Refuge du Promontoire, via the Meije gap and the Serret du Savon.
In summer: on foot from the Pont des Brebis near Le Pied du Col, 4 km east of Villar d’Arène (1780m height gain, 6 hours). This route starts off on a good path and then continues on rocky outcrops and névés before reaching the Col du Bec, followed by the north arête of the Bec de l’Homme.
The Vire Amieux ledge, with its fixed cables, leads you onto the Glacier du Tabuchet. From this point, crampons and ropes are needed to reach the hut.
From the refuge
- The glacier du Tabuchet ascent or descent (north-facing)
- The glacier de l’Homme descent (east-facing)
- The traverse from the Refuge du Promontoire to L’Aigle through the Meije gap and the Serret du Savon, via the foot of the north face of the Meije.
- The Meije Orientale (round trip) with crampons, rope and ice axes, leaving the skis at the bergschrund.
- The Tête des Corridors or the bergschrund of the Doigt de Dieu as a round trip on skis.
- The Meije Orientale via the north-east arête (III/PD)
- The Doigt de Dieu or the Pic Central of the Meije (IV/PD+/3c+)
- The north face of the Meije (via the Serret du Savon couloir) : le Z (D+)
- The direct north face (TD+/6a)
- The Gravelotte (IV/D+)
- The north face of the Arêtes (D+/TD-)
- The Corridors (D)
- The Meije Orientale-Pavé Traverse (AD)
- The Meije orientale- Pavé-Pic Gaspard traverse (D)