A narrow isolated couloir that gradually widens out in to the main Tortin valley

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

An isolated steep line - a definite Verbier classic providing some of the best steep skiing along with a healthy dose of adventure and commitment getting to the start of the couloir.

From the Mont Gele lift station, follow the North East ridge first on the south/east side, then on the north side and ridge proper.

Descend / traverse slightly on the north side and then do a short 50m boot pack back up to the top of the ridge near the summit of the Pointe de Chassoure.

From here follow a snow covered ledge and then the North East ridge which you keep descending until the entry point at around 2700m There are a couple of ways in to the couloir.

The entrance is steep.

Ski the couloir and continue down to Tortin.