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Envers du plan glacier

Aiguille du Midi


Skyway Monte Bianco

A traversing section that links the Envers du Plan to the Grand Envers and Requin Hut Couloirs exit.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

12 km
199 m
2.2 km
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
3.7 km
Envers du plan glacier Map

This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's extremely remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between January and May. From a low point of 1.5 km to the maximum altitude of 3.7 km, the route covers 12 km, 199 vertical metres of ascent and 2216 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 3.2 and Labande grade 3. You'll need rope and crampons to complete it safely.


From above the Petit Rognon traverse down and left across open slopes to meet the Grand Envers line. A fun wide open line but with ever present crevasse hazard to watch out for.



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.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between January and May


  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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