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Mantova Couloir

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

A steep couloir to access Valle Perduta

Ski Touring Severe

374 m
34 m
117 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.2 km
High Point
3.3 km
Mantova Couloir Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be severe. It's extremely remote, it features high exposure (e3) and is typically done between January and April. From a low point of 3.2 km to the maximum altitude of 3.3 km, the route covers 374 m, 34 vertical metres of ascent and 117 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 4.2 and Labande grade 4. You'll need rope, skins and crampons to complete it safely.


Another steep couloir to access Lys Valley. This is the less steep of two neighbouring lines but its difficult to ski because it's very rocky, so you need an abundant snow base. In the middle a 30m rappel could be necessary.



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.


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 April


  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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