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Petit Rognon south-east

Aiguille du Midi


Skyway Monte Bianco

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

Freeride Skiing Difficult

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

This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's extremely remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between January and April. 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 3.2 and Labande grade 4. You'll need rope and crampons to complete it safely.


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.



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.


4 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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