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Ski Marbrées Couloir

Approaching the Col de Rodhefort & Couloir Marbrees

With the magnificent Dent du Geant beyond. Note that this team is 'booting' up the glacier without being roped. This is not recommended. There are some large crevasses crossed on the approach and a winter snow cover is no gaurantee of strong crevasse bridges. Climb up on skis with skins on and rope up.

The Stunning Scenic Ski Approach to the Marbrees Couloir

With the main Mont Blanc Massif in the background

Matt & Rachel on the Steep Initial Traverse in to the Marbrees Couloir

This passage, and much of the couloir, can be easily viewed from a rocky promontory prior to entering

Jack Steadily Traverses the Initial 45 Degree Entrance Slope

Dent du Geant South Face Beyond

'Opening Up' on the sustained but less steep lower section of the Couloir

We skied the couloir under chalky hard pack snow. This provided a firm and grippy base good for steep skiing but gave quite a consequential feel in that a slip would have become a slide.

Team Boston Brothers - Jack & Jay

With the Marbrees Couloir behind them

The Larch Forest At the foot of the superb valley is reached

This provided a shady & mellow respite to the steep sunny slopes above. Thanks to Jay & Jack for a great descent, A classic!