Col du Brevent

Brévent/Flégère

Chamonix

A big couloir taking you back to the resort, well worth the extra work needed to hike.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
431 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
216 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
38˚
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Description

Where the Charles-Bozon piste heads right at some small cliffs at c.2450 metres, branch off left and follow bowls and ridges to an awkward step. Scuttle down this and head right. Side step up right to find the entrance to the Faux Col. Continue under a small summit, then bear right into a vague couloir which becomes the Col du Brévent. The couloir starts softly then steepens as it traverses right to find the exit couloir and back to the piste. Like most of these lines there is avalanche risk, but more significantly this line overhangs a Blue piste... take great caution not to trigger anything here.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Walk Required

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