Gnarly with a capital G. Perhaps second only to the Bec des Rosses for extreme lines.

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): 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.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

After climbing to the top of Mont-Fort continue along the exposed ridge.

Before reaching the north summit you can traverse on to the west face - exposed - and then down on to the shoulder on the NW ridge to reach the entry point to the north face of the Mont-Fort.

This infamous face starts off steep and then gets steeper.

Ski down and make sure you find the critical traverse left to avoid the cliff.

Continue down the rest of the steep terrain to join the Mont-Fort Glacier.

Join the line from Jacob's ladder and choose your preferred exit to Siviez.

Take harnesses and crevasse rescue equipment including 2 x 30m ropes in the group just in case.