My avalanche by Xavier de le Rue

Le Chatelet, the line in which I was caught in my huge avalanche, and was incredibly lucky to survive, you can find the edit about the avalanche, the mistakes I made and the lessons I learnt that day on my you tube channel: https://youtu.be/gYW9TfGgLhQ

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.7 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
998 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
54˚
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My avalanche by Xavier de le Rue Map

Description

A "mellow" face, that is at high risk of avalanche from loading and very dangerous due to the fact it funnels into a narrow gulley.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

February, March, April

Features

  • Face

Equipment required

  • Skins

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