The couloir was in easy conditions: very soft snow and deep footprints. Only a short stretch required a steep but short mixed passage. The final steep slope (about 50°), often on hard snow, was a relatively easy stair-climb on mellow snow.
The snow, on the northern side, despite of the high temperatures was hard and icy. The conditions on the north side seemed good: here a pic of 1° Maggio couloir
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