Canale destro di Granus

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

True steep backcountry

Also in Vercelli, Italy

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
1.8 km
Ascent
267 m
Descent
481 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
54˚
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Description

This couloir is for specialist only: it's far in the backcountry, really hard to locate and then difficult to ski in safe conditions. This is a journey that will bring you into the most unknown valleys if Monte Rosa, places rarely visited by people. You will skin up large valleys climb a couloir and then skin up again before reaching this line. So you will need to be in a excellent physical condition too. The couloir itself is quite steep and narrow usually the snow could be wind affected and the very first meter could be rocky, so maybe a rappel could be needed (30m). After the couloir you will enter the high Valley of Otro and you will have a great skiing journey.

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, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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