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Happy together

By: Mario Sertori
Area: Ecrins, Group: Valle di Freissinières, Height: 1600m, Country: France, Region: Haut Dauphiné

Happy together is the streak located in a sort of gully on the extreme lefthand side of the Tete de Gramusat. It shares the same start as Ice Pocalypse, then breaks off right when this divides into two.

GETTING THERE

From Briançon take the RN 94 to Argentière–La Bessèe. Three kilometers after Argentière and just before Roche de Rame turn off right, drive beneath the railway tunnel to Freissinières (7/8km). Continue on from here past the Les Viollins and Mensals to where the road finishes in a car park close to the beautiful Dormillouse hamlet. The road is often closed due to snow at Mensals, which results in an additional 30 minute walk-in.

ACCESS

From the car cark continue on foot along the road to beneath the unmistakable Tete de Gramusat. Calculate circa 1 hour, less if poor snow conditions enable you to drive further. The route can be seen from the road and is reached by ascending the steep rib. Walk-in: 1 hour 15 minutes.

DESCENT

Descend left to reach the Ice Pocalypse abseils.

NOTES

Map route 4.

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