Mont Gele - S Couloir

Nendaz

Verbier

A steep N facing S shaped couloir

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
350 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
266 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
45˚
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Mont Gele - S Couloir Map

Description

Slightly shorter than other couloirs in this area but still a serious, and steep line with an adventurous, committing approach. At the bottom of the couloir you can join the Col de la Mouche to continue off-piste or join the Chassoure itinerary. From the Mont Gele lift station, follow the North East ridge first on the south/east side, then on the north side and ridge proper. Descend / traverse slightly on the North side and then do a short 50m boot pack back up to the top of the ridge near the summit of the Pointe de Chassoure. From here follow a snow covered ledge and then the North East ridge where you will find the entrance to the couloir, a little before the Banana couloir. Ski the couloir and continue down to Tortin via one of the other routes.

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

3 out of 4

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

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