World Record Ascent of Dome des Ecrins

World Record Ascent of Dome des Ecrins

20 year old Matheo set-off from Pres de Madame Carle at 7.30am. By 9.27am he had reached the summit of Dome des Ecrins at 4015m, via the Whymper Couloir. His reward.. a new World Record, having beaten Hubert Fievet's time of 2.03hrs.

Initially he had set out to beat Kilian Jornet's record for the Barre des Ecrins at 4102m, but took the wrong line near the summit, so opted for the Dome instead. No doubt he'll be back soon to conquer the Barre, watch this space...

 

Chalet accommodation in the Southern French Alps