Les Rognons

Chamonix

Les Grands Montets

A serious glacier run in the spectacular Argentiere Glacier basin

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
3.4 km
Ascent
12 m
Descent
867 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
36˚
Les Rognons Map

A serious glacier run in the spectacular Argentiere Glacier basin. Head to the R of the rocky Rognon, then straight down, leaving a characteristic rocky ridge on your L after the glacial section below the Rognon. Don't stick too closely to this rocky ridge as you head down as it ends in cliffs. Instead head down and R slightly to rejoin the Rognons Glacier.

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, May

Features

  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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