A very serious and wild series of couloirs down to the valley

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

4

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Exposure

Exposure

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.

In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

Description

An incredible journey to remember - and the scene of many rescues.

A very wild and more direct line than the Chirouze through a series of exposed couloirs.

These couloirs often end in waterfalls and cliffs requiring rappels or traverses out.

A genuinely incredible setting for an adventure on skis.

A number of rappels are usually equipped but take some slings.

Skiing the route on-sight is very committing.

Crampons and axe could be useful.