Requin hut Couloirs

Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix

Two sustained and serious exit couloirs that offer steep skiing for those in search of an interesting finish to the Grand Envers.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
6 m
Descent
307 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
39˚
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Description

Before the final left traverse of the Grand Envers scope out the conditions of these east facing couloirs. With good snow cover these lines offer great skiing down steep sided couloirs before exiting back onto the classic Vallée Blanche line. They can be rocky and icy in poor conditions.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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