Punta Giordani Canale Occidentale

Monte Rosa

One peak two couloirs

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
714 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
512 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
4 km
Gradient
47˚
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Punta Giordani Canale Occidentale Map

Description

this couloir is a very aesthetic line that will give an amazing view all over Valsesia and Gressoney As for the other couloir reach the top of Punta Giordani, this couloir starts 80m under the top on your left. You will see a little rocky isle that drops into the couloir. Often here a rappel is required (35m), be aware of the anchor, the rocks could be unstable! As for the other couloir also this ends on a big cliff. It could be bypassed going all to your left (200m) or you can rappel the very narrow couloir that is at the very end of the main couloir.

Difficulty

Severe

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.

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

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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