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Poubelles Couloir, Aiguille Du Midi

Aiguille du Midi


Skyway Monte Bianco

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

Freeride Skiing Extreme

325 m
0 m
214 m
Low Point
3.6 km
High Point
3.8 km
Poubelles Couloir, Aiguille Du Midi Map

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.



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.


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 May


  • Cliffs
  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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