A long south-southwest facing couloir, which is a great day mission from the Grand Montets.

Statistics

226

m

1,185

m

57

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Extreme

Description

This is a big day mission from the Grand Montets.

The Angelique couloir involves a lot of climbing followed by a narrow, technical descent. Start by heading up the Grand Montet and then ski down to the Argentiere Glacier before climbing the North face of Les Courtes.

Crampons, ice axes, and rope are crucial. When snow conditions are low, you will need to rappel into the couloir to start the line. Even starting early, this tour could finish in the dark, so don't forget your head torch, safety equipment, and supplies. Watch the full video of this line, featured in Xavier de le Rue's web series, DIY: Mission Angelique: https://youtu.be/ZF1WPnzen2A