Great Divide

Berthoud Pass

The most obvious route down when looking at the west side from the very top of the pass.

Ski Touring Easy

Distance
726 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
170 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
25˚
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Description

This route follows the opening that boot-packers would take on their way up the standard west side approach to the upper west weather station.

Difficulty

Easy

Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, November, December

Equipment required

  • Skins

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