Guidebook

Xavier De Le Rue's Routes from his HOW TO XV Series

A collection of featured routes from the web series

Xavier De Le Rue

Description

The How To Series came about as after 22 years of snowboarding.

I wanted to pass on the many tricks and tips that I have learnt along the way. From using your transceiver through to dropping cliffs, camping on snow to planning your first tour and a whole lot more.

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Marinelli Couloir from Dufourspitze (4634m)

Marinelli Couloir from Dufourspitze (4634m)

1 day +
26.1 km
3,296 m
4,138 m
39 °
Massive day mission, starting from Zermatt to Saas Almagell. Did this mission with Sam Anthamatten & Jeremie Heitz, there is quite a lot of crevasse crossings, bergschrunds and lots of exposure! So you want to make sure you know what you are doing for this route, and be prepared for a long day... water, snacks and blister plasters!!
Extreme
Private
Pierre Avoi Zone Cliff Line

Pierre Avoi Zone Cliff Line

Verbier
186 m
50 °
9 m
0.4 km
Not really a line to ride on a casual Sunday!
Extreme
Private
The Archlorch

The Archlorch

595 m
64 °
6 m
0.7 km
Myself and Samuel Anthamatten decided to attempt this line in Svalbard "the big line of our trip" whilst filming for Degrees North.
Extreme
Private
Aulon Home Tour

Aulon Home Tour

5 - 6 hrs
9.0 km
1,129 m
1,128 m
42 °
Out the back door for a little touring mission - with a quick lift assist for some more vertical!
Difficult
Private
North Face of the Aiguille de l’Amône

North Face of the Aiguille de l’Amône

1,907 m
52 °
37 m
5.2 km
Beautiful line above some serious exposure!
Extreme
Private