Petit Rognon north-east

Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix

Skyway Monte Bianco

A variant finish to the Petit Envers to rejoin the Vallee Blanche above the seracs

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
12 km
Ascent
192 m
Descent
2.2 km
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
3.7 km
Gradient
40˚
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Petit Rognon north-east Map

Description

From the shoulder of the Petit Rognon, ski the shaded slopes to the left of the Rognon to meet the classic Vallée Blanche line. The large cliff on your R shades the slope, keeping the snow powdery.

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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