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Gervasutti Couloir

Gervasutti Couloir

Gervasutti Couloir

Page Type: Route

Location: Haute-Savoie/Aosta (Mont Blanc), France/Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.84330°N / 6.90740°E

Object Title: Gervasutti Couloir

Route Type: Ice

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: AD+

Route Quality: 
 - 3 Votes


Page By: Lieven

Created/Edited: Nov 26, 2001 / Nov 26, 2001

Object ID: 155944

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Page Score: 73.06%  - 3 Votes 

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The route follows the same as the approach of the North Face but goes further. It is situated at west side of the mountain and it is a good alternative if the north face is too crowded.

Route Description

The route is between 250 and 300 metres high has a steepness of 45 to 50 ° . It takes about 3,5 hours for the ascent from the col du Géant. The route is much more enclosed as the North Face.

Essential Gear

crampons, ice axe, rope, icescrews and other safety equipement

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Chamonix ManRoute Comment

Chamonix Man

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I found it useful to use two axes on this route although I saw another group whose members used only one non-technical axe. The couloir is normally of neve snow and so regular 12 pointers are preferable to 'dagger style' front pointing crampons which can slip in less than icey conditions.
Posted Jun 15, 2004 8:44 am

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