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Tedesco Couloir

Aiguille du Midi


Skyway Monte Bianco

Another short but steep couloir leading to the Toula Glacier.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

270 m
0 m
161 m
Low Point
3.2 km
High Point
3.4 km
Tedesco Couloir Map

This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be extreme. It's extremely remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between January and March. From a low point of 3.2 km to the maximum altitude of 3.4 km, the route covers 270 m, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 161 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 5.2 and Labande grade 5. You'll need rope to complete it safely.


Steep and committing skiing for experts only, this short, steep couloir leads to the Toula Glacier. It lies further left again than the Scala couloir and takes you directly to the glacier below but be warned, it skis beautifully yet is prone to windloading and avalanches.



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.


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 March


  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope

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