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Lyskamm Orientale, Cresta Mangiauomini, Canale Sud

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

A steep couloir that starts from the infamous "man eater ridge"

Also in Valais, Switzerland

Ski Touring Extreme

777 m
0 m
361 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.9 km
High Point
4.3 km
Lyskamm Orientale, Cresta Mangiauomini, Canale Sud Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be extreme. It's extremely remote, it features high exposure (e3) and is typically done between June and July. From a low point of 3.9 km to the maximum altitude of 4.3 km, the route covers 777 m, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 361 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 5.2 and Labande grade 6. You'll need rope, skins and crampons to complete it safely.


On the south face of the man eater ridge starts this steep couloir. Exposed to ice fall from the hanging seracs which this couloir cuts into, it drops into the very beginning of "Valle Perduta"

Steep line for specialists!



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 June and July


  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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