Tyndall Couloir

Macugnaga

A nice couloir often in good conditions

Also in Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
3.3 km
Ascent
4 m
Descent
1.6 km
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
57˚
Tyndall Couloir Map

This couloir can be easily seen from Macugnaga. Starting from the Belvedere chairlift top station, cross the glacier moraine in the direction of the couloir, it's a wide couloir which is not extremely steep and it provides an excellent ski tour when in condition. 30 mt rope required just in case of hard snow to climb. The peak and descent provide wonderful views over the East face of Monte Rosa. Be careful as due to the aspect, the sun can warm up and destabilize the snow causing rocks and ice to come loose.

Difficulty

Severe

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.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

March, April, May

Features

  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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