A sporty climb accesses a hidden north-facing gem

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

159

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615

m

41

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs…) 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.

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

Description

Start as if heading to Col Pers but instead of going over the Col, take off your skis and climb the steepish slope directly opposite.

The ascent passes initially above a small cliff and then below another on the south-facing slope above the Combe du Géant piste, before cutting back and following the ridge to a saddle beneath the summit of the Signal de l'Iseran.

The long north-facing bowl can hold cold, untracked powder long after a snow fall for a few hundred metres of relatively steep, wide-open skiing which then joins the Vallonnets descent down to the Pont Saint Charles bridge.