Passerelle Couloir

Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix

Skyway Monte Bianco

Very steep, serious and extreme skiing, accessible with 3 long rappels.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
435 m
Ascent
4 m
Descent
307 m
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
47˚
Passerelle Couloir Map

Very steep and extreme skiing, accessible with 3 long committing rappels. Start this extreme run by first making three airy and committing 60 meter rappels from the bridge which divides the 2 sections of the Aiguille du midi lift station. Once in the couloir itself the skiing is very steep and narrow. After the steep section. the couloir backs off slightly and widens before you join the Glacier Rond.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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