Oisans, a country of mountains, water and steep-sided valleys, is the kingdom of ice falls: no fewer than 600 have been listed in Oisans.

They are located in 3 main areas

  • Alpe d’Huez / Oz-en-Oisans
  • The Vallon du Diable near Saint Christophe en Oisans
  • La Grave-La Meije.

Climbing an icefall in winter is a unique glacial experience that is both physically demanding and highly aesthetic. The climber changes worlds, according to the shape, lights and colours, creating a close, yet fleeting, relationship with the ice.

Mountain guides

If you’re looking for a site, course or instructor (guides can supervise you, supplying the appropriate equipment), you’ll find everything you need below: