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Petit Rognon north-east

Aiguille du Midi


Skyway Monte Bianco

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

Freeride Skiing Difficult

12 km
192 m
2.2 km
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
3.7 km
Petit Rognon north-east Map

This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very 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, 192 vertical metres of ascent and 2209 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 2.2 and Labande grade 3. You'll need rope and crampons to complete it safely.


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.



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.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between January and May


  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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