Scala couloir

Chamonix

Skyway Monte Bianco

A short couloir offering an alternative to taking the stairs to the Toula Glacier.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
195 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
125 m
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
48˚
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Description

Make your way to the stairs above the Toula glacier and instead of taking them down to the glacier traverse left and find the slope which leads you directly to the glacier below. The route is not often in condition and whilst next to some stairs it is still a serious bit of skiing.

Difficulty

Extreme

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

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

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope

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