Aiguille Pourrie

Brévent/Flégère

Chamonix

Not often in condition but worth the hike out to this spectacular summit. Classic location for the Freeride World Tour.

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
2.6 km
Ascent
234 m
Descent
665 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
46˚
Aiguille Pourrie Map

Not often in condition but worth the hike out to this spectacular summit. Classic location for the Freeride World Tour. From the top of the Col Cornu chairlift skin up to the col itself and follow the ridge to the summit of the Aiguille Pourrie. This usually involves a skin and/or bootpack. From the summit ski in a NE direction tending left to avoid most of the rocky sections (many variations) before entering the Combe Gliere. Enjoy some fast mellow terrain before re-joining the piste. Beware of avalanche risk.

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, April

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons

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