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Ellendaltinden North Couloir


A cool couloir on the north side of Ellendaltinden

Ski Touring Difficult

5.1 km
911 m
899 m
Low Point
484 m
High Point
1.2 km
Ellendaltinden North Couloir Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between January and June. From a low point of 484 m to the maximum altitude of 1.2 km, the route covers 5.1 km, 911 vertical metres of ascent and 899 vertical metres of descent. You'll need skins, ice axe and crampons to complete it safely.


Follow the same track up the valley as for the west couloir. Once at the base of the west couloir follow around the base of the mountain to the north side. Boot up and enjoy the trip down!



Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and June


  • Alpine
  • Cliffs
  • Couloir

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons

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