Piramide Vincent, Parete W

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

A more free riding slope on Piramide Vincent

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
668 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
360 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.8 km
High Point
4.2 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

This slope can be easily seen while walking up towards Colle del Lys. Even though it seems an easy run you will carve through crevasses and you'll be skiing right above some very ancient ice. usually great snow

Although this seems an easy line, be aware that you're on a glacier! Crevasses could be open and you need to cross some. So technical skills and equipment are required!

Technical gear required! Ice axe, crampons, rope (40m), harness, ice screws, showed, probe and beacon!

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

March, April, May, June

Features

  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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