La Jonction Exit

Chamonix

Scenic alternative exit from the West Face of the Midi

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
5.9 km
Ascent
79 m
Descent
1.7 km
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
51˚
La Jonction Exit Map

From the Rond or Cosmique Couloir exits, follow the skier's right side of the Bossons Glacier but instead of continuing down, cut hard skier's left and scoot out onto the large flat area, keeping your height. It's possible to sidestep but skins are recommended. Head towards the Jonction ridge, weaving between crevasses. Ski down the skier's right side of the ridge enjoying the wide open slopes. Near the bottom keep plenty of height and locate the exit couloir before dropping too low. Drop into the couloir and out onto the lower flat area of the Bossons Glacier, traversing the glacier and coming off the other side. From here re-join the normal Bossons descent route to the Mont-Blanc Tunnel.

Description

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, May

Features

  • Cliffs

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Glacier kit

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