Dome Traverse

Chamonix

Les Grands Montets

An alternative to the main Dome line.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
687 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
290 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
33˚
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Description

This skis the huge wide open glacial slopes diagonally down and L. There is no distinct line and it has a slight convexity on it. You join the tracks from the main Dome line to enter the lower slopes through the rocks.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope

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