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Passerelle Couloir Helbronner

Aiguille du Midi


Skyway Monte Bianco

This narrow, steep and committing couloir offers extreme skiing right off the bridge.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

548 m
0 m
419 m
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.4 km
Passerelle Couloir Helbronner Map

This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be extreme. It's extremely remote, it features high exposure (e3) and is typically done between January and April. From a low point of 3 km to the maximum altitude of 3.4 km, the route covers 548 m, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 419 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 5.2 and Labande grade 6. You'll need rope and crampons to complete it safely.


A mega classic, narrow and steep, this is a real test piece and gem in the crown that is the Hellbronner. Ski the impressive couloir and join the Toula glacier descent heading back to the mid station.



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.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Cliffs
  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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