Ecrins

Elevation (feet): 13,455
Elevation (meters): 4,101
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Range/Region: Dauphine Alps
Latitude: 44.9167
Longitude: 6.36667
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1864
First successful climber(s): Edward Whymper, A.W. Moore, Christian Almer, Michel Croz
Nearest major airport: Lyon, France
Convenient Center: BrianÁon, La BÈrarde,, Ailefroide, and other tourist villages

Écrins is the highest peak of the Dauphiné Alps, and the southernmost 4,000-meter peak in the Alps. The summit is a steep glaciated pyramid with narrow ridges, though its beauty is concealed by surrounding peaks. Écrins provides superb challenges for rock and alpine climbers, and is one of the most popular climbs in the Alps. The French Alpine Club maintains huts throughout the area.