High altitude couloir skiing


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The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

High Exposure (E3)In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


this couloir is a very aesthetic line that will give an amazing view all over Valsesia and Gressoney. From Indren point directly to Punta Giordani.

This couloir starts few meters under the top of the peak, just ski under the top for 10 meters then turn left to enter the line.

At the end often is required to rappel to exit the line (25m).

Otherwise you could bypass this staying all to the left right above the big final cliffs.

You should be able to traverse and find an easier spot to ski down without rappelling.