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Mont Fort - Jacobs Ladder



A short climb gives access to a beautiful open bowl

Freeride Skiing Severe

2.9 km
82 m
853 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3.1 km
Mont Fort - Jacobs Ladder Map

A variant on the classic Backside route, which by adding a small climb after the first steep couloir gives access to a beautiful open bowl under the North face of Mont-Fort. Follow the start of the alternative left hand / second couloir described on the Mont-Fort Backside line. At the end of the couloir traverse left and boot pack up the short couloir known as Jacob's Ladder. The col gives access to the Glacier du Mont Fort which provides for some excellent wide open skiing. You can ski directly down to join the classic Backside descent or traverse left over another small col to traverse in to yet another bowl and the Cat Walk line which comes down from the Col Ferret. Take a 2 x 30m ropes amongst the group, crevasse rescue gear and the know how just in case- you will be on a glacier.



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.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.


  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope

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