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Vallone di Spissen - Canale del Bagnino

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

A couloir with high objective risks, for specialists!

Ski Touring Severe

1.4 km
0 m
686 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.7 km
Vallone di Spissen - Canale del Bagnino Map

This couloir starts in The Spissen Valley, rarely skied in a very remote place. This couloir is for specialist only: it's far in the backcountry, really hard to locate and then difficult to ski in safe conditions. It is open to the winds and it ends on a big waterfall that is tricky to bypass without a rope. So sometimes a 60m rappel is necessary. The line continues down the Netscho valley. 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 some couloir and then skin up again before reaching this line. So you will need to be in a excellent physical condition too.



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 December and February


  • Trees
  • Cliffs

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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