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.