Pre Du Rocher Left

Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix

A good descent on wide open slopes, but be warned you pay the price with the exit

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
2.6 km
Ascent
7 m
Descent
1.1 km
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

A good descent on wide open slopes, but be warned, you pay the price with the exit. From Plan de L'Aiguille turning right as you leave the station head towards the glaciers. Ski the broad gulley to the right of the lateral moraine. Keep an eye out for the hiking trail that breaks right into the forest. This zigzags through complicated terrain slowly leading you to the 4x4 track and your descent to Chamonix. The descent is completely away from the ski resort and complete uncontrolled. The terrain is steep and avalanche prone, particularly at the top.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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, December

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