Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2022Last Ice climbing meetingBessans & Bonneval sur Arc
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Last Ice climbing meeting

A spectacular and friendly meeting on the sites of Bessans and Bonneval sur Arc, where you can learn ice climbing. Demonstration of the national ice climbing team, presentation of the different techniques. The best climbers will compete in waterfall and dry-tooling on natural waterfalls, ice cliffs, canyons, snow corridors… 3 courses on 3 sites.

12 and 13 March 2022
Last ice meeting

Grand Parcours Bessans – Bonneval sur Arc

An exceptional opportunity to discover the activity or to improve your technique.

3 rock climbing courses

Youth ice axes: specifically for sports schools, schools and youth structures
Initiation: you have never practiced this activity or very little.
Improvement: you have already done it several times. You wish to improve your skills.

3 climbing areas

The Barmettes cliff: ice-covered cliff at the Biathlon site
The Ecot valley: natural waterfalls, snow corridors, canyon
The Ribon valley: natural waterfalls, snow corridor


Saturday 12th March 2022

8.00 am: Welcome of the participants – Foyer de ski de fond de Bessans (le Carreley)
9.00am – 4.00pm : Courses according to groups and levels
17h00 – 19h00 : Demonstration at Falaise des Barmettes, hot apple juice, fireworks
After 7.00 pm: Festive evening, convivial meal in the Salle de l’Albaron (Bessans) followed by a conference by Pierre Alain Duvillard: “Will the Alps fall on our heads?” – Evolution of the high mountains and associated risks in the French Alps

Sunday 13th March 2022

8:00 am: Welcome of participants – Foyer de ski de fond de Bessans (le Carreley)
10:00 – 16:00: Course

Attention Be CarefulThis programme is subject to change according to weather, ice, snow and health conditions.


Each participant must have: mountaineering boots, 2 ice axes, crampons, harness + lanyard + 2 carabiners + quickdraws (optional), helmet, safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe) (*), a rucksack with food (water + snack).

Attention Be CarefulThe weather conditions can be very cold even in March. It is essential to have clothes adapted to the conditions.

(*) depending on the snow conditions – an email will be sent to you 2 days before the event



• If you are a member of the FFCAM: please have your membership number ready so that you do not have to pay the insurance offered by the discovery card.)

• If you are not a member of the FFCAM: You will have to subscribe to a discovery card (temporary licence + personal insurance).
Prices: 5 € / day or 10€ / 2 days.


1 day package
Saturday / Sunday
2-day package
Meal + conference
Registration before 28/02/2022
60 €
Registration before 28/02/2022
105 €
20 €
Registration after 28/02/2022
65 €
Registration after 28/02/2022
110 €


Register now online and get a discount!





The Haute Maurienne Tourist Office offers accommodation in furnished flats or hotels for participants in the Grand Parcours 2022.



For more information call:
04 79 05 99 06

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