Faux col

Brévent/Flégère

Chamonix

A wide open col leads to a classic off piste jaunt which leads back to the piste.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
374 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
231 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. It has a steep and narrow start before opening out and rejoining the piste.

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

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