Petit Rognon south-east

Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix

Skyway Monte Bianco

A steep south facing slope is a great finishing option to the Petit Envers or Envers du Plan.

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 south-east Map

Description

From the shoulder of the Petit Rognon ski the steep, sunny often crevassed slopes to the right of the Rognon to meet the classic Vallée Blanche line.

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

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
  • Crampons

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