Ice hiking
Duration: 3 days
from 433 €
* 101 € supplement if 3 people by guide
Technical level required:
Physical level required:
Minimal level : Being good walker, trained, capable of making 1000 m of made uneven on the way up. No experience required for the walking with studs. This stay constitutes a good first experience. Possible autonomous bundle, contact the guide.
Walking time : Day 1 : 8 h, Day 2 : 7 h, Day 3 : 7 h.
Heigh variation : Day 1 : +1210 m, - 612 m, Day 2 : + 1130 m - 700 m, Day 3 : + 700 m - 1600 m.
Luggage porterage : Luggage will be carried by the participants. A backpack a person. 

Name : MEREL James
Diploma : High Mountain Guide
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Giro and cima del Ruitor  3486 m

Runner of greens high mountain pastures of Sassière above saint Foy's village in the valley of Tarentaise, we shall pass in Italy to discover the gigantic glaciers of the Italian hillside of this mythical summit. After its ascent we shall make the tour to return towards the plateau of Sassière. Three days in the heart of a wild and different massif.

Group size

Required minimum number: 3 participants
Required maximum number: 4 participants

Accommodation type

Mountain guarded refuge


Picnic to be planned for day 1. Stay in pension with picnic taken in refuges for days 2 and 3.


Personal car to Sainte Foy


Police formalities : compulsory ID card with date of validity.

Sanitary formalities : Warn your guide of any medical risk. To realize this stay in the best conditions, we advise you to make beforehand a medical balance sheet with your general practitioner to confirm your capacity for the trekking.

Access to the meeting

By every possible means at your convenience, train or personal vehicle

Possible dates

From: the 08th of july at 6 h
to the 10th of july at 16 h
Several dates possibles


433 €

101 € supplement if 3 people by guide

The price includes

Elements described above concerning: 

  • The organization, 
  • The supervision by a mid mountain guide graduate, living in Tarentaise,
  • The half board in refuge, 
  • The picnics. 
The price don't includes

Elements described above concerning:

  • The transfers,
  • Showers in mountain refuge
  • The personal insurances: personal civil liability …
  • The individual equipment,
  • Drinks
  • Police formalities and sanitary
  • All which is not mentioned in this document
Payment terms

Deposit of 30 % on registration. Balance in 30 days of the departure. Payments accepted by bank transfer or bank card.

Every participant have to be a holder of a civil liability as well as an individual guarantee multirisk with the aim of protecting itself incidents or accidents which can arise before either during the trekking.
If needed, we propose you several formulae of insurances, under the condition that your place of residence is in Europe:
  • ASSISTANCE : repatriation / expenses of help and search in 1 % of the amount of the price,
  • CANCELLATION in 3,5 % of the amount of the price
  • In the case of purchase of both formulae, Assistance + cancellation to 4,5 %, you will be also covered for the interruption of stay. 
General arrangements of Insurance on brochures Europ Assistance.

Day 1: MEETING in Bourg St Maurice at 6 am in the morning. By car towards the plateau of Sassièrre, gone up to the collar of the Big, the descent towards the refuge Deffeyes. At night in the refuge

Day 2: Ascension Day of Ruitor, descent towards the degli refuge Angeli

Day 3: by St Grato's Lago and collar of Sassière, return towards the car.

It is of course only area code, it will be necessary to us to adapt ourselves to the hazards of the weather report as well as in the conditions of the mountain and the participants. In the last resort, the mid mountain guide remains only judge of the program whom he can modify because of imperatives of safety.

Equipment furnished


Rental equipment


Personal equipment to be planned


  • 3 T-shirt, of which a cotton for night. Avoid the cotton for the walking
  • 1 leggings which can serve for night
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • 1 sweat-shirt or sub-polar
  • A sleeping bag in sheet


  • A toothbrush?
  • A toothpaste ( a small tube)
  • A small hand towel?
  • A small soap more wash glove (possibility of taking a paying shower in refuges)
  • A labial screen more a sunscreen sunblock

Personal pharmacy:

  • Some aspirin tablets
  • Some sleeping drugs
  • Elastoplaste and double skin (typeCompeed)
  • Balls Quies or ear plugs (type Ear) fights against the snorers

Technical equipment - clothes:

  • A flexible pants
  • A light overtrousers in the case or the cold would be very lively. The ideal is an overtrousers opening completely from top to bottom and being able to thus be put without removing shoes 
  • A thick polar fur or a hot pullover
  • A down jacket or an equivalent
  • A windbreak with hood
  • A pair of light gloves (kind polar fur)
  • A pair of mittens or of hot gloves
  • A cap or a headband
  • A cap or a visor
  • A pair of gaiters

Other equipment:

  • A glasses of sun list 3 and +
  • A pair of shoes of mountain. They are have to be new be very comfortable and.
  • A poncho.
  • Telescopic sticks.
  • A 40 liter backpack approximately
  • A gourd
  • A belt light (possibility of loan by the guide)
  • Studs, ice axe.

Important: even if you have never had bulbs, it is wise to prevent them by resting of the élastoplaste on zones exposed by the foot, the heel, the sole of the foot...

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