Jager Couloir

Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix

Skyway Monte Bianco

Another gem of a steep line on the East Face of Mont Blanc du Tacul

Ski Touring Extreme

Distance
2.9 km
Ascent
896 m
Descent
896 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
4.1 km
Gradient
66˚
Jager Couloir Map

From the top lift station of the Aiguille du Midi cable car, ski down as for the classic Vallée Blanche before veering over to the foot of the East Face of Mont Blanc du Tacul and the Jager Couloir.

Description

Climb the couloir, which is skiable from an altitude of 4000 metres. There is a small mixed step separating the top of the line from the ridge above. Ski back down the couloir taking care with an often icy crux section two thirds of the way down. Skin back to the top lift station of the Midi or continue down the Vallée Blanche.

Difficulty

Extreme

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

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

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

April, May

Features

  • Cliffs

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons

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