/ Ecrins in late September?
What are the conditions generally like?
Then again, you might be lucky. But just as in the rest of the Alps, September snow will not usually melt.
Weather is always a lottery but Ecrins is generally better than other Alpine areas, and September is as good as the summer(better in my experience).
Late September is gonna have dodgy weather. No chance of making it late August/early Sept?
As for November: Chamonix ice routes might be in good nick. Or they might not. Again, leave the decision as late as you can. You might be better off considering "sun rock" alternatives such as the Calanques, Provence or southern Spain.
Very helpful. Thanks a lot pal.
I'm assuming that Oct is even more of a lottery in terms of conditions but I was hoping to get out there for a sneaky week. Has anyone any input or alternatives for that time?
Hope you don't mind me posting in this thread Stuart, having two in the one forum for a time span a few weeks apart didn't make sense.
Last October I had fairly succesful trips to Dolomites (Milan+car) and Riglos (Barcelona+car). This October I've booked a trip to Wadi Rum which is not much more expensive. The flights were only 150 euros more than I regularly pay for the Alps.
> This October I've booked a trip to Wadi Rum which is not much more expensive. The flights were only 150 euros more than I regularly pay for the Alps.
How much did you pay, and from where to where?
From Helsinki to Amman via Istanbul and Turkish Airlines was about 380 euros when we booked it two months ago.
Never been there yet but I've undstood the taxi from Amman to Wadi Rum is about 100€/party. Depending on the number of persons it's something in between 20-50€/person
Get in touch if u fancy late Nov euro ice or Scot
Had a good experience in La Berade from early to mid sept. Would even dare to say this period can be the best time to visit. Can give some of the most stable weather but with the downside of being late in season.
Would love to go but already had an early trip this summer.
But yeah, stock up on food; note that berade valley completly closes come winter.
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