Glacier crossings and great freeride from the Aiguille des Grands Montets

Statistics

25

m

2,069

m

49

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

A great freeride route from the Aiguille des Grands Montets that brings you all the way back down to the lift station.

When the snow conditions are good, this route gives you plenty of route options and great powder. Take the Grandes Montets gondola up to the top of Aiguille des Grands Montets.

Leaving the lift station, traverse left.

This many require a small amount of touring or bootpacking so ensure you are well prepared. Once on the traverse, ski all the way to the end, above all the ice climbs.

A few trees mark the edge of the 150m+ cliff that was the site of Tim Howell's ski BASE jump from this location. Head down the Glacier des Rognons, keeping left at the Argenntiere Glacier to follow the contour of the mountain back down in the direction of the valley floor.