Montée de l'Estrop Trail Stadium

Estrop © Estrop

Departure from Prads Hte Bléone, arrival at the top of the Estrop head. The highest point in the Pays Dignois, the summit of Estrop reaches an altitude of 2961 m, the northern slope is home to one of the southernmost glaciers in the Alps (Glacier de la Blanche).

Description

Departing from the Eaux Chaudes lake (after Prads and towards La Favière), pass through the hamlet of Les Combes to reach the Refuge de l'Estrop.

Le Refuge, guarded by Olivier (great welcome) awaits you for a break on the outward or return journey depending on your state of form. From the refuge, climb to the top of Estrop with a breathtaking view of Sainte Victoire at the top of Mont Blanc.

Beyond the refuge, follow the red markings and the Trail N°5 spot markup, pay attention to this markup.

Do not take this route if it is still snow-covered, even partially. If the fog settles on the summit part, go down again.

Warning ! This route is a mountain route that requires taking certain precautions, especially in terms of clothing, even in summer.

At these altitudes if bad weather arrives the temperature drops are brutal, dehydration more important, hypothermia is possible, especially if you are tired.

Always have a small backpack with a windbreaker, a hat, possibly over-trousers. Take at least 1 liter of water with you, you can fill it up at the refuge.

If it is a question of beating the course record, be all equipped in the same way, in this way the times will be comparable.

Profile

  • Elevation: 1810 m
  • Special Info: Black Level - Very Hard
  • Special information: Reserved for experts/confirmed
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  • Positive elevation: 1810 m
  • Distance: 12.57 km

Situation

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Comfort / services

  • Parking nearby

Activities on site

  • Pedestrian sports
  • Trail Stadium

Prices

Free access.

Opening

From 01 / 05 to 31 / 10.

Nearby

Village of Prads Haute Bléone

Historic site and monument

Cottage Belle Valette

Stopover gîte / stay