A wild adventure and 800m long couloir

Statistics

13

m

922

m

53

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

A great adventure away from from the lift served area, down an 800m long, steep, narrow couloir.

The route ends at the village of Les Freaux and you will need to hitch back to La Grave or arrange transport to avoid a long walk back. Start down the classic Chancel route or the couloirs above the lake.

After the lake, head straight down towards the forest and towards two narrow gullies - take the left hand one.

The couloir is relatively mellow at the start but narrows and gets much steeper.

Head slightly skiers right in to the forest towards the bottom to stay on the right ride of the couloir.

Use the bridge over the Romanche towards the village of Les Freaux. Warning - the bottom of the couloir can often be filled with avalanche debris.

The right hand couloir can also sometimes be skied but is often a waterfall - check before you go.