53 adventures

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Pointe Alphonse Favre West Couloir

Chamonix
414 m0 m290 m46°
A brilliant freeride line with some steep-ish, technical skiing followed by a wide open, rippable slope.
Difficult
Private
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Brêche de Bérard

Chamonix
2,702 m386 m700 m43°
A brilliant detour from the classic Crochues-Bérard route which takes you through some fantastic terrain.
Difficult
Private

Col du Belvedere

Chamonix
5,488 m616 m1,189 m57°NW
A Chamonix classic which features a beautiful ascent, an exciting, long abseil and some stunning north facing bowls.
Severe
Private

Aiguille Pourrie

Chamonix
2,620 m234 m665 m46°N
Not often in condition but worth the hike out to this spectacular summit. Classic location for the Freeride World Tour.
Severe
Private
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Combe de la Gliere

Chamonix
767 m31 m128 m44°
Skiing from a wide col with space for a lot of skiers; fresh tracks are almost guaranteed.
Difficult
Private
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Les Grands Montets to Trient Hut

Chamonix
10,991 m1,171 m1,274 m44°
The first day of the Alps' most famous ski tour
Difficult
Private

Les Grands Montets to La Fouly

Chamonix
14,984 m1,379 m3,051 m55°
The first day of the Grand Lui variation.
Difficult
Private
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Col du Chardonnet

Chamonix
8,213 m820 m1,568 m42°
Stunning views and the first leg of the famous Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route
Moderate
Private
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Aiguille d'Argentière via the Glacier du Milieu

Chamonix
10,256 m1,317 m2,057 m54°
A prominent and sought after summit at 3900 meters yet it remains much more accessible than the other major peaks of the Argentière Basin.
Severe
Private
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Col d'Argentiere

Chamonix
11,911 m1,050 m1,741 m42°
A slightly steeper alternative to the Col du Tour Noir
Moderate
Private
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Aiguille Verte, Couturier Couloir

Chamonix
5,186 m1,120 m1,448 m58°
The king line of the Argentiere Basin
Extreme
Private

Crochues-Berard Traverse

Chamonix
9,476 m539 m1,691 m42°
A good introduction to Chamonix ski touring which nonetheless features a short bootpack and an exposed traverse.
Difficult
Private
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Trappier Couloir

Chamonix
10,364 m1,397 m2,092 m56°
A large and very attractive couloir in plain view from Chamonix
Severe
Private
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Mont Lachat North-east Face

Chamonix
5,339 m343 m1,134 m53°
A fantastic and wild line which requires a large and stable snowpack.
Difficult
Private

Brêche du Tacul

Chamonix
997 m149 m530 m50°
A lesser known couloir than it's neighbours, with breathtaking scenery of the Grands Jorasses
Extreme
Private

Traverse of the Aiguille de la Noire

Chamonix
2,879 m270 m1,015 m54°
An incredible steep glacial face with blind rollovers, it is not often in condition these days.
Extreme
Private
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Col du Tacul

Courmayeur
7,506 m801 m1,622 m46°
A mellow ski tour which often holds good snow
Moderate
Private
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Jager Couloir

Courmayeur
2,670 m884 m884 m65°
Another gem of a steep line on the East Face of Mont Blanc du Tacul
Extreme
Private

North Face of the Tour Ronde

Chamonix
375 m0 m397 m54°
One of the areas classic steep north faces. Only 300 meters high, but the top slope is extremely serious
Extreme
Private

Aiguillette des Posettes

Chamonix
8,856 m811 m764 m39°
Rando facile
Easy
Private

Aiguillette des Posettes

Chamonix
4,470 m721 m238 m32°
A relatively easy tour to great views. Mostly worthwhile for the up hill journey away from the crowds.
Moderate
Private

Couloir Pissoir

Chamonix
11,304 m1,108 m1,972 m46°
A big adventure through some huge terrain
Severe
Private

Whymper Couloir Ski

Chamonix
3,402 m1,442 m17 m54°
An iconic, sought after and serious line on one of the greatest peaks in the Alps.
Extreme
Private
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Capucin Couloir

Chamonix
3,094 m159 m1,191 m54°
A steep and technical couloir that gives way to big open slopes in a magnificent setting.
Extreme
Private
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Aiguille du Tacul Northwest Shoulder

Chamonix
2,842 m259 m1,244 m49°
The classic steep ski line of the area, featuring beautifully open and exposed skiing. Whilst not in the realms of true extreme skiing, it is a very serious run for experienced ski mountaineers only.
Extreme
Private

Contamine Couloir

Chamonix
512 m309 m309 m67°
A great alternative to the Spencer: slightly steeper and narrower.
Extreme
Private
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Brêche de Puiseux

Chamonix
7,834 m772 m1,463 m52°
The classic ski-mountaineering trip of the area, taking in some mind-blowing scenery.
Difficult
Private
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Col du Nantillons

Chamonix
646 m89 m89 m40°
A technical ski tour coming straight back down the same way if the Spencer is not in condition.
Severe
Private

Aiguille du Rôchefort South Face

Chamonix
3,382 m524 m1,465 m57°
A stunning and rarely descended line starting from 4000 meters on one of the most famous ridgelines of the Alps.
Extreme
Private

Marbrées Direct

Chamonix
1,406 m119 m482 m62°
A steeper but more elegant variation to the classic Marbrée descent
Severe
Private

South Face of the Tour Ronde and descent of the Brenva Glacier

Chamonix
6,902 m295 m2,486 m54°
A wild and committing descent. When conditions are good, this is as good as adventurous ski touring gets!
Severe
Private

Petit Géant Shoulder

Chamonix
2,171 m220 m720 m58°
Shorter alternative to the Dent du Géant South Face
Extreme
Private

Col du Diable

Courmayeur
3,391 m837 m837 m57°
Not to be confused with its bigger brother, the Diable Couloir. A great intro to the bigger lines on the legendary East Face of Mont Blanc du Tacul
Extreme
Private

Marbree Couloir

Courmayeur
6,200 m96 m1,997 m47°
Probably the most spectacular descent on the Hellbronner, this line goes through some huge terrain and features steep freeriding.
Severe
Private

South Face of the Dent du Géant

Chamonix
2,650 m477 m901 m56°
A huge and exposed face beneath one of the most iconic 4000ers.
Extreme
Private

East Face of the Tour Ronde

Courmayeur
348 m276 m0 m49°
The most straightforward way to ski the Tour Ronde out of its four skiable sides.
Extreme
Private

Gervasutti Couloir, Tour Ronde

Courmayeur
227 m0 m250 m50°
An accessbile steep line, a great 'warm up' to the more extreme descents of the Massif
Extreme
Private
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Mont Blanc North Face

Chamonix
22,509 m2,957 m2,970 m37°
A satisfyingly long descent from the Alps' highest summit.
Difficult
Private
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Gervasutti Couloir, Tacul

Chamonix
3,866 m629 m981 m51°
One of Chamonix's most famous and sought after steep descents; sustained and an immaculate ski line.
Extreme
Private
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Col de Beugeant

Chamonix
3,732 m494 m1,023 m43°
One of the classic tours of the Agiuille Rouge with a short section of exposed climbing
Difficult
Private
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Col de la Bouche

Chamonix
4,812 m560 m982 m54°
A beautiful and varied run with a tricky ending.
Extreme
Private

La Jonction Exit

Chamonix
5,731 m79 m1,624 m51°
Scenic alternative exit from the West Face of the Midi
Severe
Private

Aiguille Carree, Northeast Couloir

Chamonix
1,030 m562 m562 m57°
An obscure but worthwhile steep line
Extreme
Private
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Col D'Entreves

Chamonix
2,677 m9 m1,094 m47°SE
A wild setting sets the tone for an incredible descent, steep and committing.
Severe
Private
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Mont Blanc West Face

Courmayeur
11,459 m154 m3,077 m58°
The 'Himalayan' face of Mont Blanc
Extreme
Private

Col des Dards

Chamonix
1,834 m258 m259 m28°
A lovely, mellow tour to a ridge with panoramic views.
Difficult
Private

Mont Buet

Chamonix
17,035 m1,941 m1,941 m32°
A perfect one-day ski tour for those visiting Chamonix
Difficult
Private
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Pointe Alphonse Favre North-West Couloir

Chamonix
516 m0 m406 m49°
A steep and exciting couloir which packs a lot of adventure into a short line.
Severe
Private
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Col de l'Encrenaz

Chamonix
3,562 m31 m1,385 m38°
A superb variant, accessed from Le Buet or via the Col de Beugeant descent.
Difficult
Private

Glacier du Mort

Chamonix
1,710 m355 m662 m48°
Once a well kept secret, it's not secret anymore but still a great descent.
Difficult
Private

Spencer Couloir

Chamonix
2,816 m1,010 m1,010 m60°
An historical steep descent first made in 1967 by Sylvain Saudan, the original pioneer of extreme skiing.
Extreme
Private

Grandes Autannes

Chamonix
4,871 m466 m1,341 m55°
A short climb gives access to a pleasing descent into the neighbouring Trient valley
Difficult
Private

Diable Couloir

Chamonix
2,787 m957 m957 m57°
One of the best and longest extreme couloirs in the Mont Blanc Massif
Extreme
Private