Aiguille De Peclet West Face

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From the ski resort climb to the south-east towards the Lacs de Tête Ronde then the Tête Ronde. At around 2800 m you join the Glacier de Péclet. The exit onto the face is obvious. There is less chance of stonefall on the right bank of the glacier. Take crampons, ice-ax and glacier rescue kit. The Peclet glacier is crevassed with a rimaye at the top.


In the late spring it is possible to drive higher in a light car/4x4. Pass in front of the tennis courts and stop when you are blocked by snowcover.

Mountain RangeTarentaise
SummitAiguille de Peclet
Starting Altitude2300 m
Vertical1260 m
MapsIGN n°3534OT - Les Trois Vallées
GPS Waypoint 
GPS RouteGoogle-Earth:Val-Thorens
Grade[1]Danger: 3, Climb: AD+, Ski: 3.3
Comments35° for 600m with some sections of 40°, a sustained but not too steep slope
Road AccessAlbertville > Moûtiers > Val Thorens

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  • Weather :
  • Avalanche Risk: Weak (1/5)
  • Participants:
  • Snow level: 1900 m

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