Poubelles Couloir, Aiguille Du Midi

Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix

Skyway Monte Bianco

Almost never in condition, a short but steep ski through rocks leads to the glacier.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
325 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
214 m
Low Point
3.6 km
High Point
3.8 km
Gradient
52˚
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Poubelles Couloir, Aiguille Du Midi Map

Description

Made famous in the film the "Blizzard of Aahhhs". Rarely in condition, this is a steep line starts just out of the Aiguille du Midi ice cave entrance. It gets it's name from the French for dustbin as this was once upon a time the rubbish shoot. The line has a rock band in the middle and needs extremely good snow cover- this has been very infrequent in recent years and this line may be of historical interest only. Whilst short, a fall here would be serious. The bergschrund is also often quite open at the bottom.

Difficulty

Extreme

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

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, May

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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