Les Courtes, North East Spur

The North East Spur is the easiest of the north facing Ski routes on the Courtes to start from the summit.  This is the route to the lookers right of the North East Face and climbs the couloir to the summit ridge where you head up the north face to the summit. Slope Angle: Sections of...
The Whymper Couloir, Aiguille Verte

Whymper Couloir, Aiguille Verte

This steep and exposed couloir is hard to find in perfect condition but is a fantastic descent from high on the Aiguille Verte.  It is the easiest ski descent on the mountain but is still a big undertaking for even experienced ski mountaineers.  It is often skied in spring snow where an early start to...

South Face, Les Courtes

This route is more often than not in best condition in February where the slope is less runneled and often still cold.  It’s fairly common for folk to climb the Swiss Route on the north face from first bin if your super-fast or from the Argentiere hut if your more realistic and want to have the option...

North-North East Face, Les Courtes

Steep, exposed line taking in the fantastic hanging glacier on the North Face of the Courtes. Usually involves some abseiling but has been skied without.

North Face, Aiguille du Plan

Steep and exposed Ski descent on the north face of the Aiguille Du Plan.  Minimum of 3 rappels to get down but often more.  Not often skied due to its high objective danger and exposure.  Requires good snow cover and cold temperatures.

North Face of the Noire

This is the awesome exposed face which overlooks the Salle a Manger on the Dent du Geant side.  It is rarely in good conditions and pretty much always requires an abseil on the often un-skiable section at half height so ropes are a must, the question is what are you going to abseil off? Start from...

Jager Coulior, Mt Blanc Du Tacul

This is the smaller couloir to the lookers right of the Gervassuti Couloir.  It is steeper and narrower than the Gervasutti Couloir but has less objective danger from above.  It is advisable to make an early start from the Cosmiques Refuge to find the snow in best condition in the mid to late morning.  Very...

Glacier Mort, Pointe Alphonse Favre, Aiguilles Rouges.

One of the best descents into the Berard Valley and an increasingly popular ski tour.  Crampons and axe are advisable but there is no glacier To ski on anymore so harness and rope can be left behind.  Can be done on a snow board or downhill set up if there is a boot-pack from the...

Gervasutti Couloir, Mont Blanc Du Tacul

2nd best ski line in the Mont Blanc Massif? (After the Couturier Couloir).  Exposed to Serac fall from above.  It is advisable to asses the slope the day before and climb up the Normal Route on the Tacul and drop in from the top to minimise the amount of time spent in the Couloir below...

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