Altaluce N Couloir

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

A very steep couloir difficult to locate

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
1 km
Ascent
195 m
Descent
261 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
48˚
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Description

I firstly saw this couloir while skiing on the opposite side of the mountain. It's a long line very steep and with a sketchy entrance. It's difficult to locate the entrance because there are no spots where you can understand your position, when you find the entrance a 60m rappel is necessary to reach the couloir. it ends in Salza Valley It's a very beautiful line but is needs firm snow and good knowledge of steep skiing and mountaineering. its exposed to the north winds to snowpack can be sketchy.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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