Mont Gele - Super Mouche

Nendaz

Verbier

A narrow isolated couloir that gradually widens out in to the main Tortin valley

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
579 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
46˚
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Mont Gele - Super Mouche Map

Description

An isolated steep line - a definite Verbier classic providing some of the best steep skiing along with a healthy dose of adventure and commitment getting to the start of the couloir. 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 which you keep descending until the entry point at around 2700m There are a couple of ways in to the couloir. The entrance is steep. Ski the couloir and continue down to Tortin.

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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